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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans
February 25, 2020
Bennington College Student Studies with SEA Semester
SEA Semester in the NEWS
Studying New Zealand's Oceans
Bennington College News, Feb. 25, 2020
Ella Simon '22, who studies Visual Arts, Public Action, and Environmental Studies, is among a select group of 25 undergraduates from diverse US institutions who are spending this semester sailing through the waters of New Zealand. Their goal is to study one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: human impacts on the environment.
The students, whose majors range from literature to marine biology, are enrolled in SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, a study abroad program offered by Sea Education Association (SEA). To better understand New Zealand’s changing marine environment, the program offers a multidisciplinary, place-based examination through the lenses of natural science, policy, history, and culture.