Students in outside cabin

Your First Port: The Ship

Living and learning on a 25,000-ton traveling campus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Shipboard life may be hard to imagine before sailing on Semester at Sea but alumni often describe it as one of the “most remarkable communities” they have experienced and what they miss the most when the voyage is over.


Student Participant, Lydia Michailow

Student Participant, Lydia Michailow

Semester at Sea was absolutely the best experience of my life... It is not a cruise - it's a voyage! With SAS you will be able to travel the world, meet some of your future best friends, make awesome connections with faculty and staff, and change your world view. ... It is a conversation starter and something that will really make you stand out. I cannot say enough great things about SAS and cannot think of a single negative thing to say about it. The only "bad" thing I can think of is that you will fall so in love with SAS that you will do anything to get back on the ship.

Semester at Sea, Summer 2011