Status of the MV Explorer

A recent story in a maritime journal publicized the charter of the MV Explorer to Greek cruise line company Louis Cruises. This article has spawned a flurry of misinformation and inaccurate conclusions regarding Semester at Sea’s current shipboard campus. As the Institute for Shipboard Education has shared since earlier this year, ISE and its European […]

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Farewell from Fall 2014

As the Fall 2014 voyage has officially concluded and our newest alumni are scattering back to their homes and embarking on new adventures, we are signing off the best way we know how…through the students whose lives have been changed in the past 108 days: Jessica DePeppo This journey has taught me that the world […]

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Making a Global Impact

With over fourteen different countries under their belts and a wealth of knowledge, students are constantly thinking about where to take their journey from here. Some have started to ponder new majors, career paths, and even worldly causes. But a select group has already begun putting some of their plans into action through the Social Innovation […]

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In Hemingway’s Footsteps

Following in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, Fall 2014 voyagers used their time in Cuba to gain a different perspective on a creative man who helped define literature standards. Hemingway came to the island years after his service in World War I and found it to be a peaceful place to relax and creatively develop new […]

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More than a Game

During their visit to Cuba, the Fall 2014 voyage was invited to play the University of Havana in men and women’s basketball. These games served as the first to take place in the renovated Ramiro Valdes Daussa sports center, which was damaged by a hurricane four years ago. Both the men and women donned jerseys […]

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A Warm Welcome in Cuba

For many Americans, traveling to the Republic of Cuba is not an option. But for Fall 2014 voyagers, they are now included in the lucky few to explore a place that remains relatively pure and untouched by its surrounding nations. As the ship pulled into the port of Havana at sunrise, the warmth shined over […]

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Vicariously Seeing the World

Who will be our next generation of voyagers? And what can we do to get them excited about seeing the world? Over 70 classrooms of all grades across the United States were paired with community members aboard the Fall 2014 Voyage to follow their journey each step of the way. Their mission was to give […]

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Five Minutes of Film Fame

The Five-Minute Film Challenge was a way for students to come together and express their creativity during their time at sea. Seven different teams produced films in the genres of romance, comedy, thriller, found footage, silent film, music video, and time lapse. As part of the challenge, each group had to incorporate a specific character, […]

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Finding History in the Sugar Cane Fields

While docked in Barbados, students in Professor Alexander Nalbach’s History of the Atlantic course had the opportunity to visit several historical sites on the island with history related to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Check out the video above to find out what students discovered about the area after visiting one of the old sugar cane […]

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16 GIFs of Sea Olympics Winning Moments

Being an Olympian is no easy task. It takes practice, dedication, and the drive to go above and beyond average human limitations. The Fall 2014 Sea Olympics was no exception. Experience a day full of fierce competition aboard the MV Explorer with the GIFs below highlighting the most intense and hysterical moments. 16. PREPPING TO WIN WITH A […]

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Argo Floats: Reaching New Depths

16° 20.00’N 066° 12.6’ W may have seemed like just an ordinary set of coordinates, but for Professor Falk Huettmann and his Introduction to Oceanography class this was just one of the target locations for their Argo floats during Fall 2014. As part of the Argo floats program, the voyage deployed six Solo 2 model […]

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