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SEA Semester

Sea Education Association (SEA) offers marine science and maritime culture programs for undergraduates aboard tall ships in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific. This is a fantastic opportunity to spend a study abroad conducting open-ocean research while learning to sail a tall ship!  Participation in our own Semester by the Sea (SbtS) program at Southampton first, and a recommendation from an SEA alumnus (check with SbtS Faculty Director Kurt Bretsch) can provide up to $6,000 in Scholarship support, and SEA is effective at further supporting students with financial need.

SEA's Nautical Science course (3 credits, CAS NS 223) can be used to fulfill Stony Brook University's SBC-TECH requirement. Other SEA courses may transfer to SBU as SoMAS course equivalents or 300-level electives. For questions about course transfers, contact the SoMAS Academic Advising Assistant.

Contact information for SEA’s Admissions office can be found here.


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