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Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355


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A joint venture of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program educates undergraduates in a semester-long, interdisciplinary exploration of America’s oceans and coasts.

Every semester, 17–24 students of all majors from colleges and universities across the US attend Williams-Mystic. Closely guided by faculty, students study maritime history, literature of the sea, marine policy, and the marine sciences. They also travel extensively to field sites across the country; craft research projects in multiple disciplines; and engage with some of today’s most pressing environmental issues from an interdisciplinary, experiential perspective.

Students from all accredited colleges and universities are welcome to apply, and Williams-Mystic is committed to meeting 100% of every student’s financial need.