On Monday, January 26, the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program welcomed its 76th class for Spring 2015. Our 18 students come to us from 9 different colleges, represent 20 different majors, and hail from 12 different states and 2 different countries.
The start of the semester is always exciting for students, staff, and faculty alike, but this semester proved extra-exciting: S15’s arrival day coincided with the arrival of Winter Storm Juno! The students were incredibly resilient during their first few days in Mystic as they endured and made the most of Juno’s heavy snowfall: sledding and snowball fights kept S15 occupied as they enjoyed a day off before orientation.
After weathering Juno and a number of smaller snow and ice storms for the past week and a half, the students packed up their bags and headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico for their offshore field seminar aboard the Corwtih Cramer. Prof. Rich King and Teaching Assistant Catie Alves will guide S15 through historic San Juan before they board the Cramer. The ship’s progress can be viewed online at: http://bit.ly/1F5Pmef
We’ll keep readers posted with updates via our Facebook and Twitter feed. All the very best to S15 as they explore, enjoy, and learn in Puerto Rico!