Program Details

This voyage is a once in a lifetime opportunity to sail aboard S/Y Argo, our 112-foot schooner from Australia to Bali and across the Southern Indian Ocean, to Cape Town via Christmas Island and Mauritius.
Christmas Island, Christmas Island; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs; Darwin, Australia; Programs at Sea, Programs at Sea; Cocos Islands And Keeling Islands, Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Terre Rouge, Mauritius; Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Seamester is designed to create endless teachable moments, ones that can happen at any hour. We design our programs to provide engaging learning experiences that involve the whole person and have real outcomes in ways that are impossible to replicate in a traditional classroom.

What is a teachable moment? For us, it's learning the oceanographic processes responsible for the trade winds while sailing 5000 nautical miles using nothing but their energy. It's coming on deck in the morning to find a small squid that has misjudged its leap out the water, then holding a dissection class to discover the pen and ink inside. It's being hit in the face with a flying fish on bow watch, then examining its pectoral fins. It's learning in class about coral reefs, mangroves, seagrasses and invertebrates, then scuba diving to set quadrats and a transect line to conduct a survey.

Living as part of a close-knit team means that some of the most important lessons are learned beyond the academics; lessons in personal responsibility, teamwork and hard work that are in every way just as important as what is learned in class. Our instructors and staff are cognizant of that and they are just as passionate about imparting those lessons. They take their responsibilities as role models and mentors as seriously as they take the subjects they teach.

Seamester is designed to challenge students to realize that, in many ways, it is the journey that matters most, not the destination.

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Program Reviews

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  • The most amazing 3 months of my life!

    I think the most memorable experience for me was night watch, any of them. My favorite watch was definitely 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. The stars were incredible, and the bio luminescence was insane. It's hard to describe, but being under sail at night with out

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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