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What SEA Semester Program Is Best For You?

There are eight SEA Semester programs to choose from, each reflecting a different cruise track and academic focus. See which one is a good fit for you.

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  1. 1. What is your favorite ocean?

    The Caribbean.
    The Caribbean.
    How about the North Atlantic?
    How about the North Atlantic?
    The South Pacific.
    The South Pacific.
    Any water is fine with me!
    Any water is fine with me!
  2. 2. Where in the world would you want to go?

    SEA Semester research vessels make port stops around the world, from Cuba to Pago Pago. Where would YOU like to visit?

    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    Tahiti
    Tahiti
    Bermuda
    Bermuda
    Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico
    Fiji
    Fiji
    Dominica
    Dominica
  3. 3. Which of these views do you prefer?

    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
  4. 4. Your idea of fascinating research?

    Snorkel-based reef surveys
    Snorkel-based reef surveys
    Field-based anthropology
    Field-based anthropology
    Sargasso Sea organisms in the ship's lab
    Sargasso Sea organisms in the ship's lab
    Field-based natural history
    Field-based natural history
    Biological surveys
    Biological surveys
    Digging through rare archives
    Digging through rare archives
  5. 5. Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?

    Exploring the ocean
    Working as a scientist in Woods Hole
    Teaching at a school or university
    Practicing medicine
    Running a business, or practicing law
    Creating art
    Working as an engineer
    Give me a break! I'm still deciding!
    None of the above...
  6. 6. Time to curl up in your bunk with a good book from the ship's library... which would you pick?

    Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau
    Silent World by Jacques-Yves Cousteau
    Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Dana
    Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Dana
    In the Heart of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
    In the Heart of The Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
    Song for the Blue Ocean by Carl Safina
    Song for the Blue Ocean by Carl Safina
    A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
    A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
    Oceanography & Seamanship by William Van Dorn
    Oceanography & Seamanship by William Van Dorn
  7. 7. Which aquatic creature is your spirit animal?

    Dolphin
    Dolphin
    Whale
    Whale
    Octopus
    Octopus
    Penguin
    Penguin
    Phytoplankton
    Phytoplankton
    Reef Shark
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
    Reef Shark
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
  8. 8. Time to stand your watch! Pick a job:

    Trimming sails
    Trimming sails
    Steering the ship
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
    Steering the ship
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
    Navigating
    Navigating
    Sampling ocean water
    Sampling ocean water
    Checking the engine
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
    Checking the engine
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
    Helping to feed a hungry crew!
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
    Helping to feed a hungry crew!
    Via Tane Sinclair-Taylor
  9. 9. What's your favorite food?

    Hungry SEA Semester sailors enjoy six meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and three snacks in between. What's your favorite?

    Fresh Mahi Mahi caught by one of us!
    The steward's own recipe for Quinoa salad!
    Scrambled eggs and sausage!
    Midnight snack!
    "Ants on a Log"
    Make your own burritto
    Pad Thai
  10. 10. Okay, time to get serious. What cause is most important to you?

    Climate Change
    Environmental Justice
    Marine Pollution
    Conservation
    Resource Management
    Cultural Sustainability

What SEA Semester Program Is Best For You?

You got: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

It sounds like this program might be a good fit for you, but check our website, www.sea.edu, to read about the other programs we offer. Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean allows you to conduct snorkel-based reef surveys; visit off-the-beaten-path islands, including Cuba; analyze cultural connections to the environment; and compare and contrast multiple colonial legacies

Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean
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You got: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

It sounds like this program might be a good fit for you, but check our website, www.sea.edu, to read about the other programs we offer. Marine Biodiversity and Conservation allows students to acquire DNA extraction techniques; present at a final professional symposium; use GIS to inform conservation efforts; and conduct marine spatial planning.

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You got: Caribbean Reef Expedition

It sounds like this program might be a good fit for you, but check our website, www.sea.edu, to read about the other programs we offer. Caribbean Reef Expedition offers students the change to develop and refine snorkel-based reef survey techniques; conduct research at a field station in the Virgin Islands; contribute to marine conservation policy; and assess the effectiveness of reef management strategies

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You got: Ocean Exploration

It sounds like this program might be a good fit for you, but check our website, www.sea.edu, to read about the other programs we offer. Ocean Exploration allows students the chance to gain a comprehensive understanding of the world's oceans; make a long, blue-water sailing passage; take learning out of the classroom and into the field; and develop new skills in leadership, teamwork, and research.

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You got: The Global Ocean

It sounds like this program might be a good fit for you, but check our website, www.sea.edu, to read about the other programs we offer. With Global Ocean, you'll visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites; explore relationships between people and their ocean/coastal environment; choose electives to tailor coursework; and engage in place-based curriculum.

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You got: Protecting the Phoenix Islands

It sounds like this program might be a good fit for you, but check our website, www.sea.edu, to read about the other programs we offer. PIPA students study the oceanography of tropical oceans.

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You got: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems

It sounds like this program might be a good fit for you, but check our website, www.sea.edu, to read about the other programs we offer. SPICE students share experiences through digital storytelling; participate in collaborative stakeholder engagement; explore Pacific island environments including Tonga & Fiji; and conduct on-site anthropological research.

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You got: Oceans & Climate

It sounds like this program might be a good fit for you, but check our website, www.sea.edu, to read about the other programs we offer. If you choose Oceans & Climate, you'll conduct baseline climate research; examine regional and international policy efforts; make a long, blue-water sailing passage; and conclude with a second shore component in Tahiti.

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