Student Program Fees
What's Included In Your Program Fee?
Semester at Sea allows you to earn up to 15 Colorado State University credits to be transferred to your home institution.
All meals aboard the ship are included. Even on days in port.
Housing & Amenities
Cabins are included with the fees as well as access to the gym, pool, spa, and other amenities. Prices vary by cabin.
Premium Health Insurance
All participants are automatically enrolled in a Premium Health insurance plan for the voyage. This includes access to the shipboard medical clinic, mental health center and in-port emergencies.
Academic Field Classes
All students are automatically enrolled in one Field Class, or in-country educational trip, for each of their courses.
Full-time, On-site Residential Student Services Staff
Throughout the voyage, students will have shipboard support of a Student Life team including Resident Directors, Academic Dean, Executive Dean, Field Office Director and a Medical Team.
Advisement and Assistance by ISE Program Administration
To help you prepare for you voyage, ISE will give you step-by-step guidance to apply for visas, gain medical approval and complete all other pre-voyage requirements.
Travel to Destinations
Over the course of the semester you will sail to 10-12 destinations.
All students have a shipboard email address with which they can send and receive email messages on and off the ship.
Other Costs to Consider
- Overnight stay prior to embarkation
- Flights to embarkation/from debarkation
- Travel visas
- Any appropriate vaccinations
- Between-meal food & beverages while on board
- Independent travel
- Port Services Fees (if applicable)
- Fuel Surcharge (if applicable)
Program fees are subject to change. All cabin categories subject to availability.
In advance of sailing, the Institute for Shipboard Education may enact a fuel supplement surcharge for all participants in the event that the average price for the blended types of fuel and related costs during the voyage is expected to exceed $85 per barrel. Historically this cost has been up to $9 per person per day, but may vary due to the volatility of the market. You may have certain rights to cancel without charge in the event of certain fee increases. See ticket contract for details.
Expenses related to travel to and from the ports of embarkation and debarkation, textbooks, in-country travel, personal spending and incidental fees are additional. Payment options include: check by mail, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), or E-check via your MyPassport page. Please note that a 2.7% service fee will be added to all debit/credit card transactions.