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October 16, 2015

About Those SEA Semester Messages in Bottles….

Anne Broache, communications@sea.edu

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On SEA Semester voyages, our students often take part in the time-honored tradition of scrawling a message, rolling it into a bottle, and plunking it into the ocean. Where these communiqués end up can help us to better understand ocean currents—and they’re a fun way to reach strangers we may never otherwise meet.

In the last week alone, we’ve heard of two separate instances where beach strollers have spotted our students’ bottles—an intriguing enough coincidence that we felt we had to share it on this blog.

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September 17, 2015

Vassar College Chronicles Summer 2015 Voyages

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“A Summer at Sea
by Larry Hertz, Vassar College | Sept. 17, 2015

Ben Lehr ‘16 honed his leadership skills this summer as a member of the crew of a 134-foot sailing ship that crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Katie Hoots ’18 gained a greater understanding of what she calls “a sense of pride and love for the earth” during a five-week visit to Hawaii that included nearly two weeks at sea. Both Lehr and Hoots say their summer travels, organized by the Sea Education Association (SEA), were among the best experiences of their lives.

Read the full story.

September 02, 2015

George Washington Features Transatlantic Crossing Student

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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.

Read the full story.

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August 31, 2015

Stony Brook University Chronicles Student’s Transatlantic Crossing

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“Sarah McTague ’18 Joined a Club, Made a Journey”
by Glenn Jochum, Stony Brook University | Aug. 31, 2015

Joining one of the more than 400 student clubs or organizations at Stony Brook can lead to unexpected journeys. For Sarah McTague ’18, membership in the marine science club sent her all the way across the ocean.

Through the club, the Averill Park, New York, marine science major heard about a Sea Education Association program called SEA Semester, which gave her the opportunity to earn four college credits while making a 3,300-nautical-mile transatlantic crossing in a research vessel – all the way from Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to Cork, Ireland.

Read the full story.

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July 28, 2015

Transatlantic Crossing Student Featured by Trinity College

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“Darcy Cogswell ’16 Charts Her Own Course Via Transatlantic Crossing to Ireland”
Trinity College | July 28, 2015

Rising Trinity senior Darcy Cogswell ’16 is among 17 undergraduates from top U.S. colleges and universities who sailed a tall ship across the world’s second-largest ocean this summer.

Read the full story here.

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July 20, 2015

Bowdoin College students highlighted for summer voyages

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SEA Semester® in the News:
“So Much To Sea: Freeman ’17 and Schuldt ’18 Embark on Tall Ship Adventures”
Bowdoin Daily Sun staff | July 20, 2015

Two students have spent part of their summers learning the ropes at sea aboard a tall ship.

Read the full story here.

July 02, 2015

Welcome to Cork, Ireland!

Audrey Meyer, Chief Scientist, C-260

Transatlantic Crossing

It’s 0553. The morning has dawned crisp and clear, with the promise of warmer temperatures as the sun rises in the sky. We’re safely secured to the dock in downtown Cork, after a scenic transit up the River Lee from the Irish coast yesterday afternoon.

The ship is quiet and still at this early hour, but even in port not everyone sleeps.

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July 01, 2015

An apology to our parents and guardians

Kelli Walsh, A Watch, Ripon College

Transatlantic Crossing

I’d like to take a quick moment to form a very small apology to everyone that my classmates and I will return home to relatively soon. Our journey on the ocean is coming to a close and I have watched as 16 strangers who I now call friends have grown over the course of a month during our time on Cramer. We will return home different in many ways from how we left. Thus, the apology begins, and I’ll direct it at my own parents specifically though I think everything translates for my peers:

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June 30, 2015

The World as Boat

BC Park, C Watch, St. John’s College

Transatlantic Crossing

Land is very close (I can smell it) and I would like to share what have been in my thoughts ever since a few weeks into the Transatlantic Crossing program here at SEA.

Imagine a spherical boat. It is the most extraordinary boat one ever laid eyes upon. It is equipped with everything—food, water, warm places, bars, public houses, spectacles of all kinds. Sailors on this boat come in all types: some short, some tall, some lean, some bulky, and so on.

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June 29, 2015

Reflections on Land Ho and Hard Work

Maria Kalambokidis, C Watch, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Transatlantic Crossing

Greetings from across the Atlantic!

I write to you, having just completed a combined “fire” and “abandon ship” drill.  The seas were a churning gray as the crew moved through a thin mist of rain this afternoon, completing our assigned duties.  We each clambered into our bright red immersion suits, laughing as they transformed us into oversized lobsters—or clumsy Martian aliens, as I like to imagine.

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