Pioneering multi-country study abroad for over 50 years

Our Program
Our mission is to educate students with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world.

Semester at Sea is the Only Program of its Kind

With the world as its classroom and more than 50 years of experience, Semester at Sea integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experience for meaningful engagement in the global community.

Over a 100-day voyage on a shipboard campus, students are offered a wide variety of coursework from 20 – 25 fields of study that are integrated with relevant field classes in up to a dozen countries, allowing for an experiential, comparative education that is truly global.

A Unique Shipboard Campus

A ship offers the ultimate foundation for global education because it provides a platform for a traditional college experience, a tightly knit community of learning, and maximizes the time in country.

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Our Ship

Global Itineraries and Curriculum

Semester at Sea itineraries are carefully selected to include a mixture of developing and developed countries in order to maximize the value of a comparative global education. With multiple and varying destinations on every itinerary, students can connect the world’s peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions.

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International Curriculum
In-Country Opportunities

Redefining Study Abroad

Semester at Sea’s multi-country shipboard program and global comparative approach to international education connects the world’s peoples, cultures, and traditions—a departure from most study abroad programs that focus exclusively on one country and culture.

While an immersion experience in a single country is a long-standing tradition in study abroad, Semester at Sea’s global, comparative model is an opportunity to embark on the educational and experiential journey of a lifetime.

A Focus on Academics

Coursework is geared directly toward the itinerary of each voyage in a cumulative and comparative way, offering a relevant and unique study abroad opportunity.

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Academics
In-Country Learning
Experts

A Global Comparative Model

Global comparative education is a form of international study that identifies and connects the world’s peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Semester at Sea has served as a pioneer and leader in multiple country, comparative education for more than 50 years.

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Global Comparative Educuation

A Valuable Investment

For students, this study abroad experience has shifted from a supplement to a valuable, crucial asset on resumes. Students earn up to 15 credits towards their degrees.

By being an Academic Advisor for the program, you are contributing to the student success and academic atmosphere of the program.

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Learning Outcomes
Lasting Value

A Life-Defining Experience

Over and over again we hear how SAS changes our students lives and impacts the course of their career, their view of the world, and their engagement in solving the world’s most pressing issues.

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Global Citizenship
Alumni Benefits