Fall 2010 Voyage Community

Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village

As a world traveler Thomas Jefferson, founder of the University of Virginia, believed in power of new ideas. His ideal of creating a place where students and professors could live, work and socialize together has been realized in our floating campus. Semester at Sea’s living-learning community is, in many ways, a microcosm of the Jeffersonian model. The MV Explorer is the ideal academical village because it provides a platform for learning, discussion and deep connections all while traveling to new locations. Every aspect of the shipboard learning experience encourages discovery and growth.

University of Virginia Founder, Thomas Jefferson

University of Virginia Founder, Thomas Jefferson

It is our duty and our interest to cultivate with all nations...a spirit of justice and friendly accommodation.

SECOND ANNUAL MESSAGE, 1802