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 the academics to life, adding relevancy and practical application to the material. Living and learning in our environment presents endless teachable moments and never-ending opportunities to learn.

While academics are an integral part of each voyage, Sea|mester is vastly different than learning in a traditional classroom setting.  We tailor the voyage around cultivating an immersive and relevant experiential environment, one that is more conducive to in-depth learning and a better understanding of the coursework. As a small team of 16 or 24, this means more familiarity, more practice, and one-on-one support around the clock.

In addition to sailing, scuba diving and cultural and educational activities, every student is required to participate in the Sea|mester academic experience.

 

While the courses we teach are based in marine biology, oceanography, nautical science, and student leadership, you do not need to be majoring in any of those subjects to join us.  All of our accredited courses are 100 & 200 level courses so for the vast majority of our students, these credit transfer over as either general science requirements or general elective credits.  The ideal Sea|mester student can come from any major!

The number of academic classes is determined by the voyage length, and the specifics can be found on the individual voyage pages of the website.

Accreditation

The University of South Florida (USF) serves as Sea|mester’s School of Record.

USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation.

USF is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

USF awards degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctorate levels, including the Doctor of Medicine.

Sea|mester Base Tuition for any voyage includes all academic instruction and USF School of Record transcripts and fees.

In addition to the academic transcript issued by USF, all students are issued Sea|mester transcripts, our official record of a student’s academic progress and achievement that reflects grades and contact hours for both academic and vocational courses.

 

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Student Handbook

For complete course overviews and syllabi, download the Sea|mester student handbook

Attending High Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Listed below are the Colleges & Universities our study abroad students attended prior to or after embarking on their Sea|mester voyage...

* as of Fall 2018

Acadia University, Nova Scotia
Adelphi University
AFDA The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Alfred University
Algonquin College
Allegheny College
Alma College
American International School of Luxembourg
American Military University
American School Foundation of Mexico City
American University
American University of Paris
American University of Rome
Amherst College
Anne Arundel Community College
Appalachian State University
Arendell Parrott Academy
Arete Preparatory Academy
Arizona State University
Arkansas State
Art Institute of California
Art Institute of Seattle
Auburn University
Babson College
Balboa Academy Ciudad del Saber
Bard College
Barry University
Baton Rouge Community College
Baylor University
Belmont Hill School
Belmont University
Beloit College
Bentley College
Bentley University
Berry College
Blair Academy
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brewster Academy
Bridgewater State College
Brigham Young University
Bristol Community College
Brooks Institute of Photography
Brown University
Bryant College
Bryn Mawr College
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Bucknell University
Burr and Burton Academy
Butler University
California Polytechnic University
California State University – Channel Islands
California State University – Fresno
California State University – Long Beach
California State University – San Marcos
Camden County College
Canadian College of Italy
Cape Cod Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo
Carpe Diem Education
Case Western Reserve University
Central Florida Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Centreville Academy
Champlain College
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Chestnut Hill Academy
Chinese International School
Christ Presbyterian Academy
City College of New York
Claremont McKenna College
Clemson University
Clovis Community College
Coastal Carolina Community College
Coastal Carolina University
Colby College
Colby Sawyer College
Colegio Jefferson
College Calvin
College of Albemarle
College of Charleston
College of Marin
College of New Jersey
College of the Atlantic
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
College of Wooster
College Preparatory School
Colorado Academy
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University
Columbia College
Columbia University
Commonwealth Academy
Community College of Rhode Island
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Coronado K-8 School
Cosumnes River College
County College of Morris
Cranbook Kingswood School
Creighton University
Cuesta College
Culver Military Academy
Curry College
Cushing Academy
Dalhousie University
Dartmoor School
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Daytona Beach Community College
Dean College
Deerfield Academy
Deferred to Brown
Denver Academy
DePaul University
Diablo Valley College
Dickinson College
Drew University
Drexel University
Dristol Community College
Duke University
Durham School of the Arts
Dwight-Englewood School
Eagle Hill School
East Carolina University
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Florida State College
Eastern Washington University
Eckerd College
Elgin Park Secondary
Elizabethtown College
Elon College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Ethical Culture Fieldston Middle and Upper
Eugene Lang College
Evangelical Christian School
FAU Harriet Wilkes Honors College
Fettes College
Finger Lakes Community College
Fitchburg State University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Florida Keys Community College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Fort Lewis College
Foxcroft School
Framingham State College
Francis Parker School
Francis W. Parker School
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin W. Olin College
Friends’ Central School
Fryeburg Academy
Fusion Academy
Gannon University
George School
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Golden West Community College
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand River Academy
Green Mountain College
Greensboro College
Greensboro Day School
Groton School
Grove City College
Guilford College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Gwynedd Mercy Academy
Gymnasium Ottweiler
H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program
H. Lavity Stoutt Community College
Hamilton College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampshire College
Harold Washington College
Hartnell College
Harvard University
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hawken School
High Mowing School
High Point University
Highgate School
Highland Secondary
Highline Community College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Holderness School
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
Holy Trinity School of Washington DC
Home School
Hope College
Howard Community College
Howe Military School
Humboldt State University
Hunter College of the City U of NY
Indian River Community College
Indiana University
Indiana University – Bloomington
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana Wesleyan University
Instituto Modelo de Ensenanza Individualizada
Instituto Regiomontano de Hoteleria
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Internat Birklehof
Irvine Valley College
Ithaca College

Jackson Preparatory School
James Madison University
Jemicy School
John T. Howard
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson County Community College
Johnson State College
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Laboratoy Institute of Merchandising
Lafayette College
Lake Oconee Academy
Lakeside School
Landmark College
Langara College
Laurel School
Lawrence Academy
Lawrence University
Lawrence Woodmere Academy
Layola Blakefield
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark College
Liceo Franco Mexicano
Lindenwood University
Linfield College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Academy
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola School
Loyola University Chicago
Lucas Center
Luther College
Luzac College
Lycee Francais de San Francisco
Lynchburg College
Lynn University
Macalester College
Maine Maritime Academy
Manatee Community College
Marist College
Marquette University
Marymount School
Massachusetts College of Art
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McDaniel College
McLean School of Maryland
Mercer University
Metro Denver
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Miami Dade College
Miami University
Middlebury College
Middlesex School
Millbrook School
Millsaps College
Milton Academy
Miss Porter’s School
Mississippi College
Mississippi State University
Mitchell College
Mitchell Community College
Montana State University
Montessori Community School
Montgomery College
Montreat College
Morehead State
Mount Bachelor Academy
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Wachusett College
Mt. San Jacinto Community College
Muhlenberg College
Naropa University
Nassau Community College
National Outdoor Leadership School
New College of Florida
New England College
New Hampton School
New School University
New York University
Nichols College
North Carolina State University
North Shore Community College
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Kentucky University
Northfield Mount Hermon School
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Northwestern University
Norwich University
Nova Community College
NPTI
Oakley School
Oberlin College
Ocean County College
Ohio State University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Old Dominion University
Orange Coast College
Orange County Educational Arts Academy
Oregon State University
Orinda Academy
Palm Beach Atlantic College
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach Community College
Park Tudor School
Peak to Peak Charter School
Penn State University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Phillips Andover Academy
Pierce College
Pikes Peak Community College
Pine Manor College
Pitzer College
Plattsburgh State University
Plymouth State University
Polk Community College
Pomona College
Portland Community College
Portland State University
Portland Waldorf School
Portsmouth Abbey School
Prince William Sound Community College
Princeton University
Proctor Academy
Providence College
Purdue University
Queen’s University at Kingston
Quest University
Quinnipiac University
Qwynedd Mercy College
Radford University
Red Rocks Community College
Redeemer University College
Reed College
Regis College
Rhodes College
Rice University
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Richland Community College
Richmond The American International University
Rider University
Ridge Creek School
Ringling School of Art and Design
Riverdale Country School
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rocky Hill School
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rosseau Lake College
Russell Medical Center
Rutgers University
Rye Country Day School
Saint Ann’s School
Saint Michael’s College
Salem State College
Saltus Grammar School
Salve Regina University
Samford University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Sandia Preparatory School
Santa Barbara City College
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Schoolcraft Community College
Science Academy of South Texas
Scranton University
Seattle University
Seminole Community College
Seton Hall Preparatory School
Sewanee University
Sharon Academy
Shasta College
Sidwell Friends School
Sierra College Rocklin
Simmons College
Simon’s Rock College of Bard
Skidmore College
Skyline Community College
Smith College
Soka University of America
Sonoma Academy
Sonoma State University
South Puget Sound Community College
South Texas College
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Methodist University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern Oregon University
Springfield College
St. Anselm College
St. Catherine’s School
St. Columba’s College
St. David’s School
St. Edward’s University
St. Edwards’s University
St. Francis College
St. George’s School
St. John’s School
St. Johns Lower School
St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Joseph’s University
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis Community College
St. Mary Academy Bay View
St. Mary’s College
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy
St. Michael’s College
St. Paul’s School
St. Petersburg Junior College
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School of Florida
Stanford University
Stetson University
Stonehill College
Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk University
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Purchase
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University
Tabor Academy
Technical University of Budapest (BME)
Temple University
Texas A&M at Galveston
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
The American University
The Art Institute of Seattle
The Athenian School
The Bishop’s School
The Browning School
The Bullis School
The Bush School
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolin
The College of Wooster
The College Preparatory School
The Collegiate School
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The Dwight School
The Ethel Walker School
The Forman School
The Greenhill School
The Hackley School
The Haverford School
The Head-Royce School
The Hewitt School
The Holton-Arms School
The King’s School
The Kinkaid School
The Latin School of Chicago
The Lawrenceville School
The Marvelwood School
The Masters School
The New School
The O’Neal School
The Paideia School
The Parish Episcopal School
The Peddie School
The Pembroke Hill School
The Pingry School
The Purnell School
The Putney School
The Seven Hills School
The Sharon Academy
The Shipley School
The Thacher School
The Watershed School
The Weber School
Tilden Preparatory School
Tower Hill School
Towson University Technical
Transylvania University
Trevor Day School
Trinity College
Trinity House
Trinity-Pawling School
Tufts University
Tulane University
Tulsa Community College
U.E. Colegio
UNC School of Arts
Unidad Educativa Colegio Humboldt Caracas
Union College
Unity College
University at Albany, State University of New York
University California Merced
University of Alabama
University of Alaska – Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of California – Berkeley
University of California – Davis
University of California – Irvine
University of California – Los Angeles
University of California – Riverside
University of California – San Diego
University of California – Santa Barbara
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Charlotte
University of Chicago
University of Chicago St. John’s College
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Deusto
University of Edinburgh
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Houston – Clear Lake
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kings College
University of Louisville
University of Lund
University of Maine
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Manitoba
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland – Baltimore County
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri – Columbia
University of Montana
University of Mount Union
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina – Wilmington
University of North Florida
University of North Georgia
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound
University of Reading
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Scranton
University of Seattle
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews
University of St. Thomas
University of Sydney
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Texas at Austin
University of the Arts
University of the Pacific
University of the South
University of the Virgin Islands
University of Toronto
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Victoria
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Western Ontario
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
University of York
Upper Iowa University
Utah Valley University
UW-River Falls
Valdosta State University
Valencia Community College
Vancouver Island University
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Episcopal School
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Virginia Tech
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
Wasatch Academy
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Waubonsee Community College
Weaton College
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
West Chester University
Westchester University Of PA
Western Michigan University
Western New England College
Western State Colorado University
Western Washington University
Westford Academy
Westmark School
Westover School
Westridge School
Wheaton College
Whitman College
Whitworth
Wofford College
Woodberry Forest School
Woodward Academy
Worcester Academy
Yale University
Yavapai Community College
York College of Pennsylvania
Young Harris College

Listed below are the High Schools our Gap Year students attended prior to embarking on their Sea|mester voyage...

* as of Fall 2018

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School
Archbishop Hoban High School
Ashland High School
Aspen High School
Barrington High School
Belmont High School
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Bishop Manogue High School
Blue Valley North High School
Boston College High School
Boulder High School
Brookfield High School
Brookline High School
Calabasas High School
Camden Hill Regional High School
Cape Elizabeth High School
Capital High School
Cardinal Gibbons High School
Casa Grande High School
Casco Bay High School
Castilleja High School
Castle View High School
Cedar Ridge High School
Central High School
Champlain Valley Union High School
Cheverus High School
Coconino High School
Conard High School
Covington High School
Croton Harmon High School
Damascus High School
Dartmoor High School
East Grand Rapids High School
Eastmont High School
Elko High School
Episcopal High School of Bellaire/Houston
Ernest Manning High School
Evergreen High School
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
Falmouth High School
Friday Harbor High School
Gann Academy The New Jewish High School
George Washington High School
Glacier High School
Golden High School
Granada High School
Great Neck North High School
Greenwich High School
Gulf Breeze High School
Hamden High School
Hanover High School
Harriton Senior High School
Hastings High School
Homestead High School

Hopewell Valley Central High School
Horace Greeley High School
Houston High School
Huron High School
Hyde Park High School
Immaculata High School
Immaculate High School
Iowa City High School
Jackson Academy High School
Jackson Hole High School
James Island Charter High School
Kaneland High School
Kellenberg Memorial High School
Laguna Beach High School
Lake Washington High School
Lakeland Union High School
Lamoille Union High School
Lexington High School
Libertyville Community High School
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Long Island University High School
Long Reach High School
Los Altos High School
Lower Merion High School
Macamonte High School
Madison West High School
Manchester-Essex Regional High School
Manheim Township High School
Memorial High School
Menaul High School
Menlo-Atherton High School
Midland High School
Miramonte High School
Montini Catholic High School
Morristown High School
Mount Desert Island High School
Mount Michael Benedictine High School
Mt. Abraham Union High School
Mt. Blue High School
Nantucket High School
New Canaan High School
New Hartford Senior High School
New Trier Township High School
Newton North High School
Newton South High School
North Royalton High School
Northern Guilford High School
Northfield High School
Northside College Prep High School
Nutley High School
Olympia High School
Palm Beach Central High School
Palo Alto High School
Park High School
Parkway South High School

Peninsula Catholic High School
Peoples Academy High School
Pickens High School
Pope High School
Portsmouth High School
Reading Memorial High School
Reagan High School
Red Hook High School
Redwood High School
Richard Montgomery High School
Ridgefield High School
Riverview High School
Rocky Mountain High School
Sage Hill High School
Saint Augustine High School
Saint Mary’s High School
Santa Barbara High School
Scarsdale High School
Serra High School
Sir Francis Drake High School
Skaneateles High School
Skyline High School
Southwest MInneapolis High School
St. Anthony Catholic High School
St. John’s College High School
St. Xavier High School
Staples High School
Stephan Dectaur High School
Stow-Munroe Falls High School
Strongsville High School
Stuyvesant High School
Talawanda High School
Tamalpais High School
Tascosa High School
Telluride High School
Tenafly High School
Terra Linda High School
The Experimental High School ESBNU
The Woodlands College Park High School
Tippecanoe Valley High School
Umatilla High School
Valley Christian High School
Valley Regional High School
Valley View High School
Venice Senior High School
Viera High School
Walt Whitman High School
Warren G Harding High School
Wellesley High School
Westhampton Beach High School
Winchester High School
Winston Churchill High School
Winter Park High School
Woodrow Wilson High school
Woodstock High School
Yampah Mountain High School