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Christine Reynolds

Christine Reynolds

SEA Semester Class:

S-232 (Ocean & Climate)


Colby College


Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

SEA Semester Research Focus:

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Pteropods

Why did you choose SEA Semester?

I chose to embark on the journey that SEA Semester offers because it was unique to any other study-abroad program that I looked at. It offered me a mental, physical, and academic challenge that intrigued me. Most of all, I was inspired by the small community atmosphere that is SEA.

What were the strongest aspects of SEA Semester?

SEA’s faculty are leaders in experiential learning. They are fully devoted to their students and have a passion for exploring our world’s oceans. Their passion was inspiring and contagious!

What were the most challenging aspects of SEA Semester?

The physical details of life at sea were the most challenging aspects of SEA Semester. Sea-sickness struck all of my classmates, squalls drenched us with tropical rains, and the equatorial sun proved to be a powerful force to reckon with. Overcoming these challenges inspired some of the most rewarding moments of the journey.

Words of advice for future SEA Semester students?

Do not underestimate the power of sunscreen at sea!