Every SEA Semester begins with a shore component on SEA's campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and is followed by an open ocean research voyage. Each program combines elements of oceanography, maritime history & culture, environmental studies, public policy, and nautical science.
While all SEA Semesters provide an interdisciplinary approach to studying the oceans, each program has an individual focus and schedule. You should apply for the semester that best fits your interests, academic calendar, and required coursework.
12-week SEA Semester programs offer 17-18 transferrable credits from Boston University; the 8-week SEA Summer Session offers 12. Visit the Academic Credit section for more information.