TO SEA You’ll leave Woods Hole to join one of our two sailing research vessels on an academic expedition in the Atlantic, Caribbean, or Pacific, putting your classroom knowledge into real-world practice. Depending on your program, you might sail thousands of miles
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across the open ocean, or investigate a smaller area of the marine environment engaging with coastal communities along the way.
No sailing experience is required. Guided by your faculty and professional crewmembers, you’ll quickly become an integral member of the ship’s company, fully participating in the scientific mission and 24/7 sailing operations of the vessel. You’ll be hands-on in every aspect of shipboard life, including collecting and analyzing oceanographic samples, handling sails, charting and navigating your course, and even helping to prepare meals! A phased leadership approach allows you to gradually assume the majority of shipboard responsibilities under the watchful eye of the professional crew. Near the end of the program, each student will lead a complete watch cycle as part of a rewarding final capstone experience. When you step off the ship, you’ll take away academic credits, self-confidence, lifelong friends, a toolbox of skills and knowledge, and a sense of direction that will serve you far beyond your voyage.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT A TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SEA SEMESTER STUDENT? VISIT www.sea.edu/dayinthelife.