Welcome Semester at Sea Alumni and Parents! Please take a moment to explore the many ways that you can connect with the SAS community through events, social media, or by joining an alumni or parents council.

Ways To Support SAS

  • Make a Gift

    Semester at Sea/Institute for Shipboard Education is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Semester at Sea is completely dependent upon enrollment revenues and philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, friends and other corporate sponsors.

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  • Get Involved

    Connect with shipmates through reunions, shipboard and regional events, philanthropic opportunities and other activities.

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  • Tell Your Story

    Alumni stories are the most important way that people understand the true impact of the Semester at Sea program. Read stories from fellow shipmates and learn ways in which you can help spread the word about SAS.

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You know you’ve sailed on SAS when…

You know you’ve sailed on Semester at Sea when… 1. Channel 1 is your favorite channel on the loop. Whether you want to know where the ship is, you want […]

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Thank You Day of Giving Participants!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Semester at Sea’s second annual Day of Giving! Not only did we meet our goal—we exceeded it! In a 24-hour window, together we raised […]

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SAS Alumna and Entrepreneur Encourages Students to See the World

In the spring of 2010, Bailey Richert, a then senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, decided to spend her last semester of college at sea, excited to experience the world. As […]

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Carnegie Fellow Professor Completes Third Semester at Sea Voyage

Semester after semester, students walk away from their voyage forever changed; changed on how they see the world, how they prioritize and view their education, and ideas of how to […]

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Status of the Shipboard Campus

As the Institute for Shipboard Education has shared since last year, ISE and its European banks arranged a standstill agreement to facilitate the sale of the MV Explorer to relieve the […]