Because of Semester at Sea I have learned to believe in myself regardless of the challenges, and I now fully embrace differences and view them in a positive way. SAS was just the beginning of the voyage of a lifetime for me and how I will impact this world. —Maureen Ocholla, Spring 2017
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Each voyage touches and shapes every student differently, but for Ari Gootnick, the Fall 2015 voyage was particularly life changing. His experience inspired him to document how the voyage has […]
The Institute for Shipboard Education is pleased to announce Dr. Scott Marshall as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Marshall brings with him a strong background in academic leadership […]
Margaret pulled out her old Semester at Sea photo album with a glimmer in her eye, anxious to recollect the ship that had forever changed her, and then she paused. […]
Students, Staculty, and Lifelong Learners onboard the Spring 2017 Voyage competed in a storytelling contest, all trying to answer the question, “What is a traveler?” On April 7, voyagers had the […]
From a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya to a cabin aboard the MV World Odyssey, International Student Advancement Scholarship recipient Maureen Ocholla has an incredible story—one she is determined […]