SEA Semester

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SEA Semester (SEA) is an educational adventure in a study-abroad program, open to students in all majors, that will take you to the deep ocean on a traditional sailing vessel to learn about the sea. The semester long program is for 12 weeks, with half taking place on shore and the other half at sea. The interdisciplinary program begins in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, one of the world’s great centers for ocean research. There you will study the chemistry, biology, physics, and geology of the oceans and you will design your own research project that you will carry out at sea. You will discuss the major policy issues that will be tomorrow’s headlines, and you will learn what it requires to take a vessel under sail safely to the deep ocean and to international ports. There are many different SEA programs for SU students to participate in:

Ocean Exploration

The Global Ocean

Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures and Ecosystems

Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

Oceans and Climate