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SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Student Digest Jan. 23-30

After 12 days at sea, the MV World Odyssey was welcomed to Japan with a traditional drumming ceremony in the Port of Yokohama. The past few days have been an enriching experience for our shipboard community to explore and learn about traditional practices while immersed in the Japanese culture. Through field labs, programs and independent travel, Semester […]

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Changing Marine Culture and Livelihoods in Japan: A Field Lab

The Port of Yokohama, Japan has recently transformed from a small fishing village into an international hub. Professor and Marine Biologist, Stephanie Green, took her Societies in the Sea class on a field lab to explore the changing marine culture throughout Japan, making stops in both Yokohama and Tokyo. The class started their day with […]

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SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Student Digest Jan. 19-22

As the MV World Odyssey nears the coast of Japan, 12 days after departing Honolulu, the shipboard community is finishing up midterms and finalizing their plans for Japan. High seas did not stop students from showing their talent at the first lip sync battle in the Kaissersaal and enjoying the outdoor decks on study day.   Also, […]

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Faculty Perspective: Anthropology of Tourism in Hawaii

Written by faculty member, Colleen Cohen. We were due to dock in the Hawaiian Islands at 6 a.m. on January 12, so yesterday morning I went up to the bow of the ship at about 5 a.m. to watch us come in. We were still a ways out, and it was dark, but the silhouette […]

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SAS Faculty Member Wins the Robert Foster Cherry Award

They say teaching is an art—that a good teacher can change a student’s academic journey. Michelle (Mikki) Hebl, current faculty member on the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage, has this art down to a science. Hebl was the winner of the 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Robert Foster Cherry Award […]

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A Little Piece of Home: The Spring 2016 Voyage Embarks

Students setting sail on the Spring 2016 Voyage described it as an emotional roller coaster, and rightfully so. As buses pushed away from the Hilton Bayfront, San Diego the morning of Jan. 5, students set out on one of the most emotional yet exciting days of their lives. MacKenzie Mock, a junior at the University of Missouri, […]

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SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Student Digest Jan. 11-18

As we continue into week two of the Spring 2016 Voyage, students are beginning to get their sea legs.  After a day in Hawaii, the MV World Odyssey began its 11 day journey to Japan.  On Jan. 15 the shipboard community crossed the International Date Line and woke up on Jan. 17.  Take a look at […]

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SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest: Jan. 5-10

As the Spring 2016 Voyage around the world begins, students are beginning to make the transition into their new home–the MV World Odyssey.  With Hawaii only a day away students and faculty presented at the voyage’s first cultural pre-port.  If you’re interested in being updated on the current voyage, you came to the right place! […]

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NOTE: Minor Itinerary Adjustment for Spring 2016 Voyage

In response to a request by the MV World Odyssey ship management company to efficiently balance the number of days for transiting from Ghana to Casablanca, the dates for the port stop of Casablanca, Morocco has been shifted one calendar day, with an updated arrival on April 08 and departure on April 12. The arrival […]

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