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Ocean-focused study abroad programs for undergraduate, gap year & high school students

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Real issues, real research. Learn more about our study abroad programs for all majors & find out which one is right for you!


Gap Year

Explore upcoming programs designed specifically for gap year and winter start students.


High School /Pre-College

Choose one of SEA’s high school summer programs – at sea, on shore in Woods Hole, or virtual.

Stories at Sea

Podcast: Stories at SEA

Tune in to Stories at SEA to join students and crew from Sea Education Association who completed a 4,700 mile voyage, sailing from San Diego, CA to French Polynesia while conducting oceanographic research onboard.

Nora Jackson, host and producer of Stories at SEA, spoke to students underway about daily life on the ship, research projects, and why it’s meaningful to be studying the ocean.



Climate Change & Coastal Resilience

  • Sail the Pacific and learn how climate change is affecting coastal communities

  • Examine strategies for building coastal resilience and mitigating the impacts of sea level rise

  • Interact with local stakeholders, environmental activists, and urban design and climate change experts


SEA Plastics Lab

The new Plastics Lab website chronicles the history of ocean plastic pollution, as well as the history of SEA’s research on plastics. The site includes updates on research conducted by SEA students, research methods employed, videos from recent research cruises, and links to published articles by SEA scientists. READ MORE >>

SEA High School Programs

Join us on land and at sea!

SEA offers unique summer high school programs for current high school students as well as graduating seniors. Choose from a shore-based field programs on our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Cod, or an at-sea voyage aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer with a focus on oceanographic research under sail. At SEA, there’s an adventure with a purpose waiting for every student interested in exploring the marine environment through hands-on, experiential, and community-based learning!


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Adventure with a purpose

Sea Education Association is a world-renowned study abroad organization focused on the ocean. We are a global teaching, learning and research community dedicated to the exploration, understanding and stewardship of marine and maritime environments. Located in the oceanographic research hub of Woods Hole,Massachusetts, since 1971 we’ve educated more than 10,000 college, gap year, and high school students about the ocean. We’re dedicated to empowering students with life-changing sea voyages of scientific and cultural discovery, academic rigor, and personal growth. Our programs feature an interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic leadership development experience at sea aboard tall ships and onshore.

Seamans along side

COVID-19 Updates From SEA

Throughout the pandemic, SEA has continued to operate study abroad programs on campus as well as aboard both ships, with an emphasis on health and safety and through flexible responses to ever-evolving challenges. Read more about how we’re successfully delivering on our mission to educate ocean scholars, stewards, and leaders. READ MORE AT OUR HEALTH & SAFETY PAGE >>

Step aboard our tall ships

Corwith Cramer was designed specifically for SEA in 1987 in Bilbao, Spain. She is a 134-foot steel brigantine built as a research vessel for operation under sail. The qualities that made our original vessel R/V Westward both versatile and seaworthy were incorporated into the design of SSV Corwith Cramer.

Robert C. Seamans is a 134-foot steel brigantine and is the most sophisticated oceanographic research/sailing school vessel ever built in the United States. Improvements in design and equipment, including a wet/dry laboratory and larger library, classroom, and computer laboratory, enhance the SEA academic program.

Study abroad with SEA today!

Sea Education Association admits students of any race, color, gender, orientation, and national or ethnic origin to all programs and activities made available to students at SEA. SEA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, orientation or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational programs, academic programs, or financial aid.

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