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Undergraduate

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

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Gap Year

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

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High School

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

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Tahiti

FEATURED PROGRAM: Climate & Society

SPRING 2023: January 2, 2023 – March 23, 2023
FALL 2023: October 1, 2023 – December 23, 2023

Meet climate change issues head on.
Perhaps nowhere is more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than island communities in the Pacific. That’s why, after preparatory coursework on our Woods Hole campus, students travel to Tahiti to investigate critical climate change issues such as sea level rise, ecosystem degradation, economic instability, and ocean acidification.

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Blogging Aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer

What’s it like to spend six weeks studying abroad aboard a tall ship?  Find out when you listen to this narrated blog post from gap year student Robert Murdock (B-Watch, Scituate High School).  READ THE BLOG >>

 “This experience has given so much to me already. It’s astonishing. My hopes are high and the people I’m with are awesome, my brothers and sisters of the sea! I am keen to learn more and ready to get up every day (even at one in the morning). “

Steering a Course for the Future

Launching Leaders

The campaign for SEA

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SEA Plastics Lab Launches New Website

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 >>

1972-2022

Celebrating 50 Years

A look back at our history with reports, diary entries, photos, and videos that tell the story of SEA.

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Sea Currents Blogs

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 >>

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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.

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.

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