SEA Currents: gap year
March 14, 2019
Bon Voyage Grand Cayman, Hello Key West!
This morning started off like any other morning at anchor with a voice right outside my bunk letting me know it’s 6:30 am and breakfast will be starting in 30 minutes. I know I can get at least 10 more minutes of rest, but it’s a very dangerous game to play because I can’t press the snooze button on a person.
March 12, 2019
Pre-College Programs: the Silver Lining for Gap Year & Spring-Start Students
Congratulations, the acceptance letters have arrived and you’ve been accepted to your school of choice… with one caveat. They don’t have room for you until the spring term.
Before you lose heart and settle for your second choice, remember that this is a regular practice and needn’t affect your overall college experience. In fact, it could be a great opportunity.
November 20, 2018
The Strongest Ship You Can Build
Family, friends, shipmates, and all those else who wander by,
By the time you read this, our cruise, like those that came before and those that follow, will have reached its inevitable end. One last giant field day was taken care of, the traditional Swizzle razzled and dazzled on the last evening, and the last watches were stood.
November 10, 2018
Upon the Corwith Cramer, community is key. There are twenty-nine of us aboard, each one equally responsible for the health, happiness, and general well-being of the others. One must always stow their gear neatly, brush their hair on deck, and bid their thanks to the day’s dish-doer.
October 24, 2018
A day on the Corwith Cramer
Hello family and friends of C-282 crew!
Today we had a beautiful day with calm winds and sea. My watch had the pleasure to see a stunning sunrise this morning during dawn watch (0100-0700) after a pretty busy watch. We did some science processing alkalinity, pH, Chlorophyll-a, and microplastics for a water sample from a surface station.
October 23, 2018
The Calm After the Storm
Hi all friends and family of the crew on C-282!
I know it has been few days since our last blog post, but we have been experiencing some Gale force conditions and almost all our energy went to trying to stay vertical and keeping the seasickness away.
October 17, 2018
And We’re Off!
Hi everyone! Today marks our first full day on the open ocean! After leaving the anchorage at the mouth of the Sakonnet River yesterday, we sailed a course of 170 degrees through the night on favorable western winds, making quick progress along our cruise track.
April 20, 2018
The Value of SEA Semester for “Winter-admits”
Celine Yam started at Hamilton in January. So how did she spend her fall? SEA Semester! Ocean Exploration, a SEA Semester program offered this coming fall (and 2019 too), is an ideal choice for students who are either taking a gap year or who are scheduled to start college in the winter. Read more about Celine’s experience…
March 29, 2017
10 Things to Look for in a Gap Year…
10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A GAP YEAR
From hiking in the Andes to volunteering at a local hospital, a gap year is a personal journey of exploration. Such a journey can take many routes. So how do you plot your path?
The following are some of the key elements that students typically consider when planning their gap year.
Read through the list, and consider which items are important to YOU.
Doing so may help you define your priorities as you decide on your gap year experience.