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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: Seamester Study Abroad 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate student Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No Housing: With program group
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Field Study/ Experiential Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Communications, Cultural Studies, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Global Studies, Independent Study, Service Learning
Program Description:
SM Logo with tag   S/Y Argo
South Africa to Caribbean
90 Days aboard S/Y Argo

  • Academic courses (12 credits): oceanography, marine biology, basic seamanship, leadership
  • 5,700 Nautical Miles via St. Helena, Brazil, Devil's Island

This voyage is a once in a lifetime opportunity to sail aboard S/Y Argo, our 112-foot schooner from Cape Town, South Africa to Antigua in the Caribbean via St. Helena, Brazil and Devil's Island. The voyage offers a full compliment of academics allowing students to earn up to 12 college credits. Additionally, this voyage will prove to be an exciting travel adventure that emphasizes blue-water sailing skills development, SCUBA diving training and cultural exploration. Sail training certifications for this voyage are issued through International Yacht Training, as IYT offers the only global standard in professional yachting certifications. Students have the opportunity to progress up to the level of Master of Yachts 200 Ton based on past experience and aptitude.
  South Africa to Caribbean Semester at Sea
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Spring: South Africa to Caribbean

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This program is currently not accepting applications.