UConn Student Describes “Monumental” SEA Voyage

January 13, 2022
UConn Today

SEA in the NEWS
One Student’s Transformative Experience at SEA
By Elaina Hancock
UConn Today

Docking on December 23 in Honolulu after 38 days at sea aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans, Carson Hill ’21 (CLAS) says his participation in the Sea Education Association (SEA) study abroad program was so monumental, it is almost indescribable.

The SEA program consists of 12 weeks: six weeks on land at Woods Hole where students learn and prepare for six weeks at sea. Hill’s SEA experience started in the spring of 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on setting sail. Fortunately, as soon as restrictions lifted, the opportunity to complete the program came up and Hill jumped at the opportunity in the fall of 2021. With the choice to sail either the Pacific or the Atlantic, Hill chose to sail from Catalina Island, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Contact: Douglas Karlson, Director of Communications, 508-444-1918 | dkarlson@sea.edu | www.sea.edu

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