Kelly Daniels spends at least 3 months of the year on a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands. That’s because she caught the sailing bug in college and has spent her career since helping young people develop skills around water sports, including sailing and SCUBA diving. In our interview, Kelly will tell us about her personal journey, the student experience on Seamester and what to pack if you join a shipboard gap year program!

Show Notes:

About Seamester:
Spend a semester at sea exploring the world from the deck of a sailing vessel. Study abroad while crossing oceans and experiencing cultures and continents with strangers turned friends. Earn college credit in marine sciences and seamanship as you earn sailing and scuba diving certifications. Each new wonder — whether it’s a pod of dolphins accompanying you on a leg of your voyage or the shout of “land ho” signaling your next shoreside excursion is near — is a testament to the discovery and accomplishment of you and your crew.

Don’t forget, there are several other tall ship programs, including SeaSemester and Ocean Passages. Kelly participated in Semester at Sea (which you can also do on a gap year) in college.

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Kelly with her students

Don’t forget to pack: TWO pairs of sunglasses and a GoPro!

Kelly’s favorite fish (that isn’t sushi), the Spotted Drumfish