Multiple Locations +4
  • Indonesia
    • Bali
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • South Africa
    • Durban
    • Cape Town
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Communications Environmental Studies Marine Biology Oceanography

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma


Starting Price
$27,770 USD
Price Details
12 academic credits from the University of South Florida
International Yachtmaster Training (IYT): International Crew Certificate, Navigation Master, and Master of Yachts 200 Ton Theory (course based on experience)
PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue or Divemaster Certification
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals
What's Not Included
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

About Program

Sailing aboard our 112-foot schooner S/Y Vela is a unique chance already, but to traverse from Bali across the Southern Indian Ocean to Cape Town via Christmas Island and Mauritius is a lifetime opportunity!

This voyage is no mere vacation: it offers a full list of academics, allowing students to study and earn 12 college credits during this magical trip. Additionally, this voyage will develop your blue-water sailing skills, train you for SCUBA diving, and grant you access to different cultures. Sail training certifications for this voyage are issued through International Yacht Training, the only global regulator for professional yachting certifications. Additionally, students have the opportunity to obtain a Master of Yachts 200 Ton based on this and other previous experience and on their aptitude.

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Program Highlights

  • Become A Certified Scuba Diver.
  • Learn To Sail.
  • Earn 12 College Credits.
  • Cross the Indian Ocean.


Seamester Scholarships

Seamester Scholarships & Financial Aid

Seamester offers a number of Financial Aid and Scholarship options available for those looking toward funding to make their experience possible.

$500 - $10,000

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Yes, I recommend this program

A totally unique and EPIC experience

I was one of Argo's maiden voyage shipmates in the summer of 2006 when she launched in Thailand! Even though it was about 13 years ago, I still have very vivid memories of many different experiences on board.

It was an unforgettable experience completing night watches with my watch team, seeing pods of hundreds of dolphins riding our bow wake, navigating under the stars at night, watching the incredible sunrises... life at sea really teaches you a unique lesson of living in the moment. If you have any doubts, know that you grow so much by doing something you are unfamiliar with... and you'll also come home with some crazy stories!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
It's worth the risk. You grow so much when you do things you are unfamiliar with. You won't regret it.
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