You have been selected as someone able to give a reference for a Sea|mester applicant. We hope that you are willing to complete the following form on their behalf.
Our program is designed to teach new skills, define interests and offer college-level academic credits in oceanography, marine biology, nautical science and leadership. For the duration of the voyage, students and staff live together aboard sailing vessels and travel throughout various areas of the world. By virtue of the onboard activities and close living conditions, there will be times when the applicant may become both physically and mentally fatigued. While no previous experience is necessary in any of the academic or vocational areas, an applicant must be mature and able to live, work and operate effectively within such an environment.
Please evaluate the applicant for each of the following characteristics by encircling the statement that, in your judgment, best describes the applicant.
Honesty with others and himself/herself
Treats others as he/she would like to be treated
Application to a task and perseverance
Knows and accepts self, adaptable, tolerant
Responsible, dependable, punctual
Takes setbacks in stride, positive self-image
Ability to work together with others, abides by requests of those in charge
Motivated, independent, resourceful
Vocabulary, ability to express oneself
Social behavior, ability to get along with others
Surrounds himself/herself with those who encourage and support him/her
Ability to influence and guide others
We pride ourselves on trying to select the best students for our team. If there is any other information you think might be important for us to know when considering their application for such an intense experience, please let us know.
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