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Education Abroad Office

Sea Education Association (SEA Semester)

Area: Global Partner Program
Location: Multi-City
Country: Multi-Country
Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Sea Education Association (SEA) is an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. Since 1971, they have equipped over 10,000 high school and undergraduate students with the tools to become environmentally literate leaders prepared to address the defining issue of the twenty-first century: the human impact on the environment. 

Each SEA Semester program includes approximately six weeks of sailing grounded in academic purpose that emphasizes hands-on learning and independent research. Each SEA Semester semester program carries 17-18 credits while visiting several cities and countries for the duration of the courses. Each summer session offers 7-11 credits.

SEA Semester offers programs in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and is based in the oceanography research hub of Woods Hole, MA.

**Port call locations may change due to a multitude of factors.  Always refer to Sea Semester's website for updated  voyage itineraries.**

Countries: USA (Hawaii, California, Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands), St. Maarten, St. John, Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua, French Polynesia

To see courses UofSC students have taken with this Partner at a specific university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table. SEA courses appear under Boston University in the table.

Various funding opportunities exist for this provider. Please note the terms eligible listed for each:

  • Education Abroad Office scholarship and financial aid page
  • Sea Semester scholarship opportunities

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.


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