Program Details

Take your college campus to the ocean and sail the length of the Caribbean's Lesser Antilles. One of our most popular semesters, this fall educational expedition is an exceptional opportunity to explore the Caribbean.
Location:
Road Town, Virgin Island (British); Caribbean, Caribbean; Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs; Programs at Sea, Programs at Sea; Gustavia, Saint Barthlemy; Roseau, Dominica; Saint George's, Grenada; Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda; Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

1,100 Nautical Miles via The Grenadines, Martinique, Antigua, Saba

Take your college campus to the ocean and sail the length of the Caribbean's Lesser Antilles. One of our most popular semesters, this fall educational expedition is made up of short 1-3 day passages, allowing us to spend plenty of time exploring the Caribbean's marine and island environment and culture.

Grasp lessons (and earn college credits) in oceanography, marine biology, basic seamanship, and leadership–not to mention the wisdom that comes from working with shipmates from across the globe to complete your journey. Study marine biology up-close as you tag turtles at Mountain Point and complete reef check dives in Soufriere, St. Lucia. Climb to… and jump from the top of the Seven Sisters waterfall in Grenada. Dive off Great Dog Island to explore the array of marine life that call a submerged airplane home.
All told you’ll explore the British Virgin Islands, the islands of Saba, St. Eustatia, The Grenadines, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, and The Saints, Montserrat, Antigua, and St. Barts. If you want to see every facet of the Caribbean Lesser Antilles, earn sailing and diving certifications as well as a full semester of college credits–this is your adventure.

Setting Description:
This voyage is typically run aboard S/Y Ocean Star. Ocean Star is a classic two-masted schooner that accommodates up to 16 students and four professional staff. Ocean Star was launched in 1991 joined the Sea|mester fleet in 2000. Maintained to meet high safety standards, the 88-foot schooner, like her sister ships Argo and Vela, is inspected and certified by the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Nearly 1000 student sailors have had the good fortune to live, study and sail the Caribbean Archipelago since Ocean Star first set sail under the Sea|mester flag.
Cost:
Voyage costs vary by trip duration and location, please visit our website for detailed tuition information.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
No previous experience necessary is necessary to join any of our programs, yet all students are required to have reached the age of matriculation from high school, be on a gap year or enrolled in / recently graduated from college.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please visit the Scholarship and Financial Aid page on our website for detailed information. This is located under the Admissions section.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • A Life Changing Experience
    5.0
    12/07/16

    Going on my Seamester journey is to date one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I made an amazing group of friends, who I am still in contact with. I got to sail across the Atlantic Ocean, which has been a dream of mine ever since I was little.

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