Sea Education Association is expanding its tall ship sailing programs to include new destinations

Sea Education Association ( is expanding its tall ship sailing programs to include new destinations as of next summer. Offering opportunities in marine biology study abroad and environmental studies abroad, SEA Semester voyages will sail to new locations including Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain and the Canary Islands in addition to the traditional SEA Semester tall ship sailing programs in the Caribbean and North Atlantic. These voyages will take place on the brigantine sailing vessel SSV Corwith Cramer, which is based out of Woods Hole, MA. 

Beginning in Summer 2014, SEA Semester’s Pacific tall ship sailing programs will take students as far south as Samoa, Fiji, and New Zealand as well as the program’s traditional destinations of French Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands. These tall ship sailing programs will take place aboard the brigantine vessel the SSV Robert C. Seamans, which is based out of San Diego, CA.

This fall, aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, SEA Semester: Ocean Exploration will combine marine biology study abroad with environmental studies abroad by encouraging students to take a hands-on approach to the research of plastic pollution and marine debris. Students will make a port call in Bequia as they add to the wealth of long-term data that has been gathered during 25 years of SEA Semester programming in this region.

Also this fall aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans, students enrolled in SEA Semester: Oceans & Climate will make a 3,000 mile voyage from San Diego to Tahiti–crossing the equator–as they engage in climate change focused environmental studies abroad. The ship will stop at Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands along its journey. This intensive semester in oceanographic research will allow students to examine ocean function in the global climate system and to look at how science is used in policy making.

About Sea Education Association
For more than 40 years, Sea Education Association has offered undergraduate students a hands-on, field-based education about the world’s oceans. Offering fully accredited SEA Semester study abroad programs at sea, SEA has sailed more than one million nautical miles since 1971. They currently own and operate two brigantine sailing research vessels in the Pacific and Atlantic, the SSV Robert C. Seamans and the SSV Corwith Cramer. SEA offers more than $1 million dollars annually in need-based financial aid and scholarships for SEA Semester students, and is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. For more information, visit