Sea Education Association (SEA), headquartered in Woods Hole, MA was founded in 1971. It is the only full-credit undergraduate program in the United States that combines a rigorous academic and research curriculum with a voyage to the deep ocean under sail. Students of any discipline may apply to the 12-week SEA Semester program which combines both shore and sea components. At shore, all students live, study and work alongside professional researchers, scholars and mariners. At sea, each student is part of the ship’s crew, participating in a watch team that will participate in every aspect of running the operations of the ship and scientific research. The shipboard experience provides the opportunity to develop teamwork and decision-making skills and a greater respect for others. For many students, SEA is an adventure of a lifetime.