Earn credit while living and studying in another country. Lawrence is affiliated with over 50 programs in 30 countries, and we offer programs for almost every major. Whether you want to study a second language, dive deeper into your major, or pursue an outside interest or follow your curiosity, we like to think we have something for everyone. 

  • Your financial aid will travel with you to help cover the costs of the program.
  • Grades earned on the program will automatically apply; there is no need to petition to have your grades transferred.

Please note that participation in programs listed with a (G) designation below will automatically fulfill the Global Diversity general education requirement.

SEA Semester

United States -

Tags: Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Global Studies, History

Description:

The SEA program is designed to develop in students a talent for the application of scientific thinking and method to the marine environment. This program gives undergraduates the opportunity to study the ocean from a variety of academic perspectives and to do it from the platform of a traditional sailing vessel. It is open to students in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. This is a unique opportunity for Lawrence students, scientists and non-scientists alike, to learn about maritime heritage (in art, literature, philosophy, and politics) and to develop the observational and investigative skills that grow from sustained attention to complex physical data. The 12-week program is divided into the Shore Component (the first six weeks) and the Sea Component (the remaining six weeks). No sailing experience is necessary.

Prerequisites:

Some tracks of the program require past science coursework but many tracks do not -- students should check for prerequisites for their track of interest

For more information:

http://www.sea.edu


Important Details

Duration and Application Information:

Offering Duration: Term

Direct admission is not available for this program.

Language(s) of Coursework:

Primary: English

Non-Affiliated Programs

In rare instances, you may wish to participate on a program that does not fall under our affiliated programs umbrella. In that case, you may apply to participate in the program under as a non-affiliated program. With non-affiliated programs, your financial aid will not apply, and you will need to petition to have credit transferred to Lawrence after your program. If you wish to participate on a non-affiliated program, you will need to:

  1. Talk to Off-Campus Programs to discuss your intention to study on a non-affiliated program.
  2. Talk to Financial Aid to understand the costs associated with this decision.
  3. Fill out a Non-Affiliated Program application, which Off-Campus Programs staff will set up for you.
  4. Complete an Academic Petition to ensure that you grades will transfer back to Lawrence.