Sign up for SEA Semester's Ocean Exploration study abroad program next fall or spring! The importance of understanding the ocean is more important now than it has ever been. SEA Semester helps students to achieve that understanding through studies in Nautical Sciences, Oceanography, and Maritime Studies.
The program is broken up into two components, with the first starting at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Marine Biological Laboratory Library in Massachusetts. The six-week long component helps prepare students for their research cruise in the second part of the trip by helping them design their own research projects to be conducted at sea.
During the research cruise, students take on the roles of both the scientific team and the sailing crew on one of SEA's research vessels. Students navigate the state-of-the-art vessel by the stars, analyze oceanographic samples, and visit foreign, less-traveled-to ports.