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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Maureen Ochalla

Scholarship recipient Maureen Ocholla encourages diversity

  From a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya to a cabin aboard the MV World Odyssey, International Student Advancement Scholarship recipient Maureen Ocholla has defeated all the odds in order […]

Sana Nguyen

A Special Day of Giving Thank You

Thank you alumni, friends, students, and everyone that is part of the Semester at Sea family. Because of your generosity, Thursday, March 9—SAS’s 2017 Day of Giving—was an even greater […]

Reasons to give this Day of Giving

Why support Semester at Sea on Day of Giving, Thursday March 9? The answer is easy: to give students from all over the world the opportunity to expand their education and […]

Sweethearts of SAS winners

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Semester at Sea has been highlighting relationships that started while traveling the world. We asked our alumni to share their love story using the hashtag #SweetheartsofSAS, and […]

Through the Lens: Spring 2017 Voyage in China

The Spring 2017 Voyage arrived in Shanghai just in time for Chinese New Year. While ringing in the Year of the Rooster, students explored as much as they could, and […]