Institute for Shipboard Education Unveils New Shipboard Campus for Semester at Sea

The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), parent organization to globally renowned study abroad program Semester at Sea, has secured a new shipboard campus—its sixth in the program’s storied 51-year history. The new ship, like its predecessors, will serve as a traveling home and campus that brings approximately 600 undergraduate students to the farthest reaches of […]

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Institute for Shipboard Education Appoints New President

The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Loren Crabtree to president of the organization. He will succeed current president, T. Kenn Gaither, effective August 1. Dr. Crabtree’s affiliation with Semester at Sea began with his teaching on the S.S.Universe in Fall 1980, and continued with three stints as […]

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IMPACT the World on Your Upcoming Voyage

A proud cornerstone of the Semester at Sea program is its promotion of cultural immersion in each country that allows students to experience the world in a global comparative context. ISE intends for students to walk away from their voyage with a deeper understanding of some of the most pressing global issues having closely interacted […]

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Changing Leadership for ISE and Semester at Sea

The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), nonprofit parent organization of world-renowned study abroad program Semester at Sea (SAS) announced today that President and CEO T. Kenn Gaither will not renew his contract to spend time with his growing family. Gaither, the fourth president in the program’s 51-year history, successfully helped ISE secure a new vessel, […]

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Thank You Day of Giving Participants!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Semester at Sea’s second annual Day of Giving! Not only did we meet our goal—we exceeded it! In a 24-hour window, together we raised $158,748.43 for the Semester at Sea Annual Fund. Anonymous (19) Jennafer Abrams Nancy Ackelson and James Van Arsdel Suzanne Tedesko and William T. Affolter Stephanie […]

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SAS Alumna and Entrepreneur Encourages Students to See the World

In the spring of 2010, Bailey Richert, a then senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, decided to spend her last semester of college at sea, excited to experience the world. As soon as Bailey disembarked the ship at the end of the Spring 2010 voyage, the life she intended to pursue post-graduation had shifted. “The idea […]

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Carnegie Fellow Professor Completes Third Semester at Sea Voyage

Semester after semester, students walk away from their voyage forever changed; changed on how they see the world, how they prioritize and view their education, and ideas of how to engage in the world to make a positive impact. Because of this, it is not uncommon for Semester at Sea to welcome repeat voyagers, where […]

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Favorite Field Programs to Return to Fall 2015 Voyage

The Fall 2015 voyage is quickly approaching, and it’s time for soon-to-be voyagers to start planning in-port activities. As of today, Semester at Sea has rolled out its Fall 2015 field program for voyagers to begin browsing in-port offerings, with sales beginning June 8. With many beloved field programs returning from past voyages, the following […]

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Why I’m A Global Ambassador

I first discovered Semester at Sea at the study abroad fair at the University of Florida as a freshman in spring 2012. The next fall, I attended the same study abroad fair at UF as an accepted student for the Spring 2013 voyage of Semester at Sea. At this second study abroad fair, I got […]

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