SEA Currents: News
June 24, 2019
SEA Semester is Popular Choice for Oberlin Students
SEA Semester in the NEWS
"Oberlin Students Engage in Experiential Learning at Sea"
by Erin Ulrich ’18
Founded in 1971, Sea Education Association (SEA) is a nonprofit organization that provides college students with interdisciplinary learning opportunities through its study abroad program, SEA Semester.
Students enrolled in SEA Semester programs study ocean-related themes within the broader context of humans’ impact on the natural world.
This past spring semester, Mechteld (Mecky) Kuijpers ’20 conducted research aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans, a 134-foot Pacific research brigantine. Through SEA Semester: Oceans and Climate, Kuijpers and a group of students from the United States and international colleges and universities sailed from New Zealand to Tahiti over the course of six weeks.