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Education Abroad Office

Sea Education Association (SEA Semester)

Area: Global Partner Program
Location: Traveling
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.


Locations: Antigua, Barbados, Bequia, Bermuda, Carriacou, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic,  Fakarava, Fatuna, Fiji, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinque, Montserrat, Moorea, New Zealand, Nuku Hiva, Puerto Rico, Ralvaval, Rangiora, Republic of Kiribati, St. Lucia, St. John, St. Maartin, St. Thomas, Samoa, Tahiti, Trinidad, Tonga, Tubuai, Wallis

To see courses UofSC students have taken with this Partner at a specific university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

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

  • Beyond Boundaries: The Beyond Boundaries Award is a financial award of $1500 or more to be used to help fund a credit-bearing Maymester/summer study abroad experience. The goal of this award is to help students with high financial need make an overseas experience possible.
  • Carolina Global Study Award: All USC students participating in semester, academic year, or summer programs are eligible to compete for this award. The number of awards available varies from year to year. The goal of this award is to help provide a study abroad experience for students with financial need. 
  • Passport Travel Grant: The Passport Travel Grant is a financial award of up to $2000 to be used to help fund a Maymester or summer study abroad experience for Capstone, Honors, and Top Scholar students. 

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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