Summary: The Three Seas Program, hosted by the Marine Science Center, offers undergraduate
and graduate students a unique opportunity to broaden their knowledge of marine sci-
ence. They do so by studying in three amazing locations alongside highly knowledgeable
faculty who pursue vibrant research programs at Northeastern and other well-known
Sonia Ahrabi-Nejad, a fourth-year undergraduate student at Northeastern, just finished
her Three Seas experience. Sonia is a biology major with a concentration in marine sci-
ence. She is currently working in a co-op position in the MSC's Outreach Program.
Could you give an overview of the Three Seas Program and how you got in-
The Three Seas Program travels to three different locations: Nahant, Massachusetts;
Bocas del Toro, Panama; and Friday Harbor, Washington. The material studied at each
site reflects the characteristics of that area. The classes are taught by professors from
Northeastern and from many other universities, and we were able to learn and conduct
research in three amazing lab settings.
I first heard of the Three Seas Program at a Northeastern open house when I was
applying to colleges, and it was one of the major reasons that I chose to come here as
an undergrad. I have been interested in marine sciences my whole life, and this program
was the perfect opportunity to work as a marine scientist and determine what area of
research I liked the most.