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Sea Education Association (SEA) is a leading non-profit, independent educational institution focused on environmental studies and the world’s oceans.

  • Founded 45 years ago (in 1971)
  • Based in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod
  • One of six scientific research institutions in this vicinity
  • Full-time faculty in oceanography, history, anthropology, public policy, and nautical science
  • Dedicated to educating the next generation of ocean scholars, stewards, and leaders

SEA Semester is our flagship academic study abroad program.



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SEA in the News

Below are highlights from recent news articles featuring SEA Semester. To view more, click here.

SEA connects with International Space Station

Posted on: July 16, 2018
SEA Semester

SEA Semester in the News
‘We’re All In This Together,’ Astronaut Tells SEA Students In Live Downlink
Falmouth Enterprise

A group of high school students and college interns enrolled in educational research programs at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole had the opportunity to speak live to astronaut Richard R. Arnold II as he orbited the earth in the International Space Station on Friday afternoon, July 13.

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Welcome home, Westward!

Posted on: June 29, 2018
By: Peg Brandon, President, Sea Education Association
SEA Semester

A model of the R/V Westward, built by SEA Captain Carl Chase in 1980, has been restored and returned to the Woods Hole campus.

The model was built as a training tool to teach SEA Semester students about sail setting and striking and was used in class for many years.  Now Carl has completed the model’s “38-year refit” on the same workbench in his shop where he originally built it!

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A study in Seaweed… Research in the Sargasso Sea

Posted on: June 27, 2018
By: Carly Carter, Alex Merkle-Raymond, and Kendra Ouellette
SEA Semester

SEA Semester students of the Marine Biodiversity & Conservation program (Class C-279) recently completed their research voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to New York, with a stop in Bermuda. The program culminated with several weeks on the Woods Hole campus, and presentation of student research at the Ned Cabot Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Symposium.  As part of their curriculum, students prepared press releases describing their research. These releases will be published here, on the SEA Currents blog, over the course of the next two weeks.

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Sailing for Seaweed in the Sargasso Sea…

Posted on: June 21, 2018
By: Dani Hanelin, Alena Anderson, and Jenny Renee
SEA Semester

SEA Semester students of the Marine Biodiversity & Conservation program (Class C-279) recently completed their research voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to New York, with a stop in Bermuda. The program culminated with several weeks on the Woods Hole campus, and presentation of student research at the Ned Cabot Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Symposium.  As part of their curriculum, students prepared press releases describing their research. These releases will be published here, on the SEA Currents blog, over the course of the next two weeks.

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