Bored of the traditional classroom setting? Maybe you dream of pursuing your education while sailing on an 80-day voyage which begins in Tortola and takes you as far south as Grenada while making stops at nearly every island in the Eastern Caribbean? A semester at sea, or "Seamester," might be just what you need to shake up your college education.
Have I mentioned that I am an avid sailor? I learned to sail about 15 years ago, and one of the coolest things I have ever done was to sail a 27-foot sailboat from Virginia to the Florida Keys. I learned more about nature during that six-month voyage then I did from my entire undergraduate and graduate programs. So while I have never done an actual semester at sea (my husband and I took our journey together, well after college and well before kids,) I can only imagine the benefits that could be gained by learning about the ocean or marine engineering while actually living and sailing at sea.
Check it out ... even if it only gives you something to dream about during your next classroom lecture.
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