Field Seminars

Immersive learning is at the core of a Williams-Mystic education, which is why we conduct three extended field seminars each semester. We spend ten days sailing the open ocean aboard a tall ship, and explore the Pacific and Gulf Coasts.

Faculty and staff join students on these field seminars, as we visit sites off the beaten path. Professors lead labs aboard ships, holds lectures on the beach, and conduct class at historic sites across the country. From the shipping terminals of San Francisco and the center of New Orleans to the middle of the redwood forests and the open ocean, we bring our classroom with us wherever we go.

Fall Semester

  • Offshore Voyage:¬†Gulf of Maine
  • West Coast: Pacific Northwest (Fall 2018) or Northern California
  • Gulf Coast: Louisiana

Spring Semester

  • Offshore Voyage: Caribbean
  • West Coast: Northern California (Spring 2019) or Pacific Northwest
  • Gulf Coast: Louisiana