Embark on a Voyage of Discovery

Spend a semester 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 testament to the discovery and accomplishment of you and your crew.

Seamester circumnavigates the world

Circumnavigating the World

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

S/Y Vela Construction Frames

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

We’ve got a lot to do in anticipation of our first group of 24 students arriving on February 20th, 2020! They will be joining us for Vela’s maiden voyage, an incredible journey from Thailand to Australia, via Malaysia and Indonesia. Marking Sea|mester’s 20th anniversary, the decision to build our third vessel is an exciting event, so follow along as we document the creation and birth of our newest floating classroom.

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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Latest Trip Logs

By Angus G

The Carriacou Boat Builders

After watching Vanishing Sail, a documentary about the traditional boat builders of Carriacou, we were excited for the upcoming day …

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By Ian M

Less Judgment Than Wit is More Sail Than Ballast

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails to coax the boat into plying these warm tropical …

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By Daria D

Tag, You’re It!!

The first part of our day today was dedicated to a volunteering trip to the St. Peter’s RC primary school …

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