Title

My Educational Experiences Studying Abroad on Board the SSV Robert C. Seamans

Date

6-1-2017 10:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:15 AM

Location

WUC Ochoco Room

Department

Study Abroad and International Exchanges

Session Chair

Bryan Dutton

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Study Abroad: Encounters and Perspectives

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Bryan Dutton

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

My Educational Experiences Studying Abroad on Board the SSV Robert C. Seamans Alexander Heenan Abstract Studying abroad is an opportunity many students take in order to surround themselves by another culture while also progressing towards their academic goals. Sea Semester is a unique study abroad opportunity in which I not only got to immerse myself in the cultures of the islands we visited, but also engage in nautical culture and long-term field studies through the south Pacific. This presentation will demonstrate the different kinds of educational opportunities students can find studying abroad by examining the experiences I had in culture, nautical science and field studies. For example I observed biodiversity of coral reefs in Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji and how it is being impacted by climate change. I was also able to talk to several islanders on how colonialism and industrialization has changed their everyday diet. These experiences will forever impact the way I will teach biology.

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Jun 1st, 10:00 AM Jun 1st, 10:15 AM

My Educational Experiences Studying Abroad on Board the SSV Robert C. Seamans

WUC Ochoco Room

My Educational Experiences Studying Abroad on Board the SSV Robert C. Seamans Alexander Heenan Abstract Studying abroad is an opportunity many students take in order to surround themselves by another culture while also progressing towards their academic goals. Sea Semester is a unique study abroad opportunity in which I not only got to immerse myself in the cultures of the islands we visited, but also engage in nautical culture and long-term field studies through the south Pacific. This presentation will demonstrate the different kinds of educational opportunities students can find studying abroad by examining the experiences I had in culture, nautical science and field studies. For example I observed biodiversity of coral reefs in Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji and how it is being impacted by climate change. I was also able to talk to several islanders on how colonialism and industrialization has changed their everyday diet. These experiences will forever impact the way I will teach biology.