What is Global Comparative Education?
Global comparative education is a form of international study that identifies and connects the world’s peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Semester at Sea has served as a pioneer and leader in multiple country, comparative education for nearly 50 years.
Traditionally, study abroad has been associated with language, sociology, and anthropology curricula. A semester spent abroad is now considered a valuable degree component for disciplines as diverse as business, engineering, public health, communications, and political science. An increasing number of colleges and universities are promoting, even requiring, international study experiences for their students. At a time when global education is shifting from an optional supplement to a requirement of the undergraduate collegiate experience, the Semester at Sea study abroad experience could not be more relevant.