SEA Currents: News
September 02, 2015
George Washington Features Transatlantic Crossing Student
SEA Semester® in the News:
“GW Student Learns to Lead on the High Seas”
by Brittany Dunkins, George Washington University | Sept. 2, 2015
This summer, while George Washington University student Joseph Sitzmann’s classmates were toiling in cubicles in Midtown Manhattan and downtown D.C., Mr. Sitzmann was more than 60 feet above the Atlantic Ocean clinging to the mast of a 134-foot sailboat bound for Ireland.
He had been working up to the feat for nearly five weeks as a crewmember and student in the SEA Semester program, an academic summer excursion designed to teach students leadership skills through a trans-Atlantic voyage on a working sailboat.