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Why Hopkins?

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Learn more about immersing yourself in life at Hopkins where our backyard (or Ocean) is your lab.

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Life at Hopkins

Whether you are considering a career in marine biology, are looking for intriguing courses related to your major, or are just interested in the life of the sea, we have what you want—breathtaking ocean views, hiking, biking, kayaking and diving. 

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Research Opportunities

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We encourage Stanford undergraduates to get a taste of our world-class research by collaborating with grad students, post docs, and faculty on a wide range of research activities during the academic year and over the summer. 

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Upcoming Courses

See our most recent courses. All classes taught at Hopkins Marine Station.

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The first half of the course occurs at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove. The other half of the Class takes place aboard the R/V Robert C. Seamans, a tall ship which is owned and operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) and chartered by Stanford University.

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Courses, Internships & Stanford@SEA

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