Semester at Sea Alumni Benefits
97% of alumni report that SAS changed their world view

Lifetime Benefits

  • Global network of more than 60,000 alumni
  • Lifelong friendships with shipmates
  • Opportunities to volunteer at events on the ship and home institutions
  • Regional alumni events and reunions
  • Experience for your resume
  • The ability to make an impact around the world through non-profit and service work

SAS Alumni Association

With an alumni community of more than 60,000 members and growing, Semester at Sea voyagers have the benefit of lifetime membership with an alumni association outside of their home institution. The SAS Alumni Association exists to connect and engage past SAS participants through unions, shipboard and regional events, philanthropic opportunities and other activities to help alumni keep their voyage experience alive.

Learn More About

Alumni Association Councils
Alumni Chapters

Alumni Career Benefits

Semester at Sea stands out on your resume. Our alumni tell us that SAS never fails to get noticed during interviews, and it creates opportunities to talk about the benefits of becoming a global citizen. Often alumni describe Semester at Sea as the reason for a change in their major and often leads to a globally-focused career path.

Additionally, Semester at Sea alumni are working in various positions all over the world. You never know who’s reading your resume when you apply for a job!

Semester at Sea changed my life. It is the reason I’m sitting here in this chair today as a State Department Foreign Services Officer.

-Kelly Adams-Smith, U.S. Department of State, Fall 1988

Semester at Sea has touched me in a way that makes me think about what I want to do and how I want my life to impact people.

-Abiola Adeola, Fall 2010