If you are ready to leave zoom behind and embark on an educational voyage of discovery, join our team.

Having successfully wrapped up two summer trips, our vessels are currently underway with three fall semester voyages. Learn more, then enroll for a spring 2021 voyage to leave virtual learning behind and spend your college semester or gap year at sea, exploring the world from the deck of a sailing vessel. Study abroad while crossing oceans and experiencing cultures and continents with strangers turned friends. Earn college credit in marine sciences and seamanship as you earn sailing and scuba diving certifications. Each new wonder — whether it’s a pod of dolphins accompanying you on a leg of your voyage or the shout of “land ho” signaling your next shoreside excursion is near — is a testament to the discovery and accomplishment of you and your crew.

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Circumnavigating the World

Follow our vessels while they sail the world's oceans

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Ranging in length from 20 to 90 days, our spring, fall and summer educational semesters span the globe.

Enrollment is open to all college and gap year students, as well as high school graduates. Aside from an adventurous spirit and willingness to give it your all, no previous experience is necessary to join our team.

Experience Life Aboard

Follow the Experience

Watch our 3-part series as the student crew crosses the Atlantic from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean

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Meet S/Y Vela,
Our newest Sea|mester vessel

After two years of preparation, planning, and construction S/Y Vela was launched in mid-July 2020! Her first compliment of student crew joined Vela in the Maldives for an epic Indian Ocean adventure to Cape Town, South Africa. Marking Sea|mester’s 20th anniversary, the decision to build our third vessel was an exciting and exhausting event. Vela has an incredibly bright future ahead, yet our build blog will remain on our site as a testament to those that made the creation and birth of our newest floating classroom possible.

Check Out Vela’s Build Blog

Discover Your Passion for Learning

While studying abroad with Sea|mester gives unique opportunities to travel the world, discover new cultures and take part in the adventure of a lifetime, the backbone of the experience is a comprehensive academic curriculum, accredited through the University of South Florida (USF).

In the Sea|mester environment, combining academics with the experience allows students to truly interact with their education. It brings your education to life, adding relevancy and practical application to the material as well as never-ending opportunities to learn.

Academics On-Board

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