Seamester: Transatlantic, Caribbean & Mediterranean- 40/50 day
93% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Seamester: Transatlantic, Caribbean & Mediterranean- 40/50 day

By necessity this 50-day program will substitute shore time for sea miles as we'll be covering 5,000 plus over the course of the trip. Voyage emphasis? Blue water sailing, and lots of it!

Crewing a yacht on a transatlantic voyage is not something many can say they have achieved, yet members of our crew will also earn up to 6 college credits in Nautical Science and Oceanography and visit Caribbean, Portuguese, British, Spanish and French ports along the way.

As a team, your sense of accomplishment will be profound, and as an individual, the experience will set you apart. The skills you'll develop and challenges you'll overcome are uncommon. Not only a perfect subject for any job interview, this voyage is likely to contribute long after you have departed the vessel. After all, we are the sum of our experiences and this one will be indexing.

Locations
Europe » Spain
North America » St. Vincent and the Grenadines
North America » St. Lucia
Europe » Spain » Palma de Mallorca
Europe » Italy » Rome
Europe » Italy
North America » Guadeloupe
Europe » France » Nice
Europe » France
North America » British Virgin Islands
Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Subject Areas
Communications
Marine Biology
Oceanography
Degree Level
High School Diploma
Timeframe
Fall
Spring
Summer
Accommodation
Boat
Inclusions
Accommodation
Activities
Classes
Meals
Exclusions
Airfare
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Application Fee
$50.00
Deposit
$500.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
6 academic credits from the University of South Florida

International Yachtmaster Training (IYT): International Crew Certificate & Navigation Master

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
    87%
  • Support
    100%
  • Fun
    93%
  • Housing
    97%
  • Safety
    100%

Program Reviews (3)

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Becki
Female
21 years old
Saltspring Island
University of Victoria

Summer 2016

8/10

Seamester is an amazing program. Not only do you experience the world in a unique way, you connect with incredible staff and students from a huge variety of backgrounds. No matter your level of experience you feel accepted and valued.

You learn so much, not just about the tangible activities such as sailing, diving, or navigation but about yourself. You open up and become authentic. Truly life changing.

Recommended 100%.

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Alyssa
Female
22 years old
Norfolk, Virginia
Old Dominion University

My Argo Adventure

10/10

I came onto this voyage, excited but not really knowing what to expect, I came out of it with a better understanding and new sense of the world. The trip was phenomenal and I am 100% glad I did it.

Ever since I was little, my big dream was to do an Ocean Crossing, and this trip allowed me to follow my dreams. The smell of the fresh ocean air mixed with the sight of nothing but ocean for miles in any direction is incredible, but also very hard to describe to people who have not experienced it.

We started out in the BVIs with stops along the way to eventually get to our final destination of France. Along the way, we were doing everything on board. We took turns helming, going on watch, cooking our meals, cleaning up and more. You were a full member of the crew, and had the responsibilities as such. On top of that, we were also taking an oceanography class, which you may be able to get college credit for. It sounds like a lot, but it is completely manageable and you will never be bored.

This was an experience that I will never forget and I hope you get the opportunity to as experience it as well.

How can this program be improved?

At times, all of the class projects got a little hard to handle, especially towards the end of the trip when were hitting new ports more frequently. A more layed out class schedule would be better.

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Kevin
Male
22 years old
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wake Forest University

50-Day Atlantic Crossing

10/10

The review prompt asks me to tell a story about my voyage. The entire trip was a series of stories; I'm not sure how to choose. I steered a schooner off the dock before losing sight of land for over two weeks. I and my shipmates took Argo through a squall (with following seas) on a moonless night. I have dozens of pictures of sunrise over the Iberian Peninsula as we transited the Strait of Gibraltar. In the Mediterranean, we saw a tall ship which looked like an illuminated floating mountain. I ate 5 kinds of ice cream in one day in the Azores. This trip was life-changing and produced many of my favorite memories. A top-notch crew and interesting group of shipmates, along with a beautiful ship, made the experience possible. I cannot recommend this program highly enough.

How can this program be improved?

This program was more nearly perfect than any I have seen. That said, some students embarked primarily for college credit, and others joined primarily for sailing experience. The uniformity of classes on board meant that some students did more classwork than they needed to.

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Seamester offers unique educational voyages where students spend their time sailing between countries and continents. For more than 40 years, we have consistently delivered outstanding educational experiences for students. We design our programs to provide engaging learning experiences with real outcomes in ways that are

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