Cultural engagement

Promoting Educational Excellence

Semester at Sea equips students with the global understanding necessary to become prepared future leaders and global citizens. Our academic program, offered in academic partnership with the University of Virginia (U.Va.),  integrates comparative experiential study, interdisciplinary coursework, and relevant field labs in multiple countries.

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan

Isolationism and insularity are no longer possible in a world that author Thomas Friedman famously deemed flat. Population changes in other parts of the planet have a direct effect on our nation because of the realities of our global era: the interconnectedness of economies, environmental effects of human activity around the world, limited natural resources, and realignments of political power that stem from global population growth and decline.