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Oct

06

Marist University Student Emily Thompson Reflects on SEA Semester

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SEA Semester in the News
Globetrotter Magazine: Reflections from Abroad 2017 - 2018
Marist University

There I was, standing 30 feet above the water, my toes curled over the ledge, about to jump into a frighteningly beautiful ocean trench in Samoa!

I really didn’t want to, but I had to, because I knew I would regret it if I didn’t. The Samoan kids took the plunge, and then Mike leaped, and Erin wanted to, so I had to! I guess I felt peer pressure, but I like to think of it as good peer pressure.

The drop felt interminable, and I didn’t know what to do with myself in the air for that long. Finally the ocean’s surface broke my fall, and the water scooped me up and cradled me as if I were a newborn baby. Compliments for that amazing experience go to the Sea Education Association (SEA), through which I learned so much about nautical science, marine biology, and myself.

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