Study Abroad Programs in Europe, the Caribbean, Polynesia, and Oceania
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Destinations

The Atlantic World: Western Europe,  Mediterranean, Caribbean

Atlantic World Study Abroad

The great gyre of the North Atlantic - from the Gulf Stream up the East Coast of the United States, across to Europe, and back in the latitudes sailed by Columbus - has been used to propel ships for centuries. The “Atlantic World” of trade brought raw materials and agricultural products from the Americas to Europe, and more than five million enslaved Africans to plantations in the Caribbean. Today it also carries the waste products that are generated on every coast it touches. During the 2014-2015 academic year, SEA will circumnavigate the North Atlantic, touching at ports in North America, Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands, and the Caribbean. Using the metrics of the Ocean Health Index, we will examine the relationships between people and the ocean environment, including a consideration of how local history, customs, economies and policies are reflected in the cultures of each port of call.

Upcoming Programs in the Atlantic World

Caribbean
Spring  2014 | Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
Fall 2014 | Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean
Spring 2015 | Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean
Spring 2015 | Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Europe & Mediterranean
Summer 2014 | Transatlantic Crossing
Summer 2014 | Historic Seaports of Western Europe
Fall 2014 | The Global Ocean
Fall 2014 | Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean


The Pacific Basin: Polynesia, Oceania

Pacific Basin Study Abroad

As early as three thousand years ago, Polynesian people began a migration across the Pacific in voyaging canoes. On remote islands they developed cultural practices and technologies determined by the unique environmental challenges of each island. When Europeans arrived late in the eighteenth century, they described a paradise of abundance, but their diseases devastated Polynesian people and Western colonialism and commercial interests forced the abandonment of traditional practices that had developed in fragile, limited ecosystems.

Today, Pacific islands are very different than they were 250 years ago. Landscapes have been altered by the loss of endemic species and the introduction of new plants and animals. Even islands that are thousands of miles from any continental landmass are facing environmental disasters from the extraction of ocean resources, pollution, and the threat of sea level rise from climate change. In the 2014-2015 academic year, SEA will explore the South Pacific on voyages from Hawaii to New Zealand. We will visit islands in French Polynesia, and explore the potential of the large Marine Protected Areas set aside in Hawaii, Samoa, and the Phoenix and Line Islands in the nation of Kiribati. We will use the metrics of the Ocean Health Index to examine the relationship between people and the ocean that surrounds them, and to compare the use and management of ocean resources from place to place along the track of our voyages.

Upcoming Voyages in the Pacific Basin

Fiji / American Samoa
Summer 2014 | Protecting the Phoenix Islands
Fall 2014 | Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems

French Polynesia
Spring 2014 | Oceans & Climate
Fall 2014 | Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures &Ecosystems
Spring 2015 | Oceans & Climate

Hawaii
Spring 2014 | Oceans & Climate
Summer 2014 | Aloha `Aina: People & Nature in the Hawaiian Islands
Summer 2014 | Protecting the Phoenix Islands

New Zealand
Fall 2014 | Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems
Fall 2014 | The Global Ocean
Spring 2015 | The Global Ocean
Spring 2015 | Oceans & Climate
                           
Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Summer 2014 | Protecting the Phoenix Islands