A Passion for Food

“Every day we eat pasta,” said Italian guide Elena Mari as nutrition students set out to learn about culture and cuisine in her home country. For many students Italian food was not a mystery but the basics on how it gets onto a family’s table were still unknown. What were they buying, cooking, consuming? These […]

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Traveling to Find Unwritten Words

Sometimes we feel like there are no words to describe an experience on Semester at Sea. In travel, we are bombarded with so many new experiences, new tastes and new customs, that when we try to put these details into words, we feel lost. Students in Ruth Setton’s Travel Writing class learn how to experience […]

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A Student Perspective: Pizza, Parents and the Pope

Though I’m a junior in college and am used to living away from my family, flying to London and leaving my parents behind in Iowa was one of the biggest leaps of faith I’ve ever taken. I am usually never more than a three-hour car ride away from my parents and two younger sisters, so […]

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2014 Founders Day Student Perspective: Following Family Footsteps

Parker Dannenberg Student Parker Danneberg grew up hearing about the excitement of Semester at Sea. Both parents had done the program; his mom on the Spring 1982 voyage and his dad on the Spring 1983 voyage. Following suit, Danneberg’s sisters did Semester at Sea in Spring 2009 and Summer 2012. “I’ve never thought about other […]

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2014 Founders Week: A Friend of a Founder

What’s your Semester at Sea story? With Founders Day coming up tomorrow, members of the current shipboard community were challenged with what this celebration means to them. The Fall 2014 shipboard community was lucky to have one voyager who was there from the start of it all. A five-time Semester at Sea participant, Raymond Ho, […]

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2014 Founders Week: My SAS Moment

Did you ever have one moment on your Semester at Sea voyage that will stay with you forever? Listen to Fall 2014 student Tyler Hallmark from the University of Colorado Boulder talk about his #mySASmoment while on the ship with Archbishop Desmond Tutu during his Spring 2013 voyage. In celebration of founders week, sail back […]

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Serving the U.S. in Morocco

“A unique country that is essentially its own civilization,” a description of Morocco provided by the United States Deputy Chief of Mission Matthew Lussenhop of his current post. He joined to the ship to pique his own curiosity on the concept of international shipboard education and help set the Fall 2014 community’s expectations for a country he […]

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