“Sail Caribbean showed Marielle she can rely on herself and confidently lead others. Everything from flying solo down to the Caribbean to helping captain the boat and prepare meals contributes to building her confidence. Marielle gained insight into her interest in marine biology and learned more about specifically what motivated her. She had so many stories to tell it could make a book. It is such a good experience to have people from all over the world and to see that everyone needs to and can work together to move the ship forward! It was a good opportunity to chat with others about their college and major choices. Conversations expanded her list of schools and potential academic interests. I think she made some good friends she will continue to stay in contact with.”