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Students Visit Morocco: Their Final Port of Call

Witten by student, Kailey Leinz, University of Virginia A long line of Semester at Sea students stood in line at the dock, waiting to climb up the gangway onto the MV World Odyssey for the last time. Many students were brushing tears from their eyes. Their visit to Morocco—their semester-long voyage’s last port of call—was […]

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SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest April 4-15

And that’s a wrap! Tomorrow the shipboard community arrives in Southampton, England marking the end of the Spring 2016 Semester at Sea voyage. Take a look at what students experienced in their last port of Morocco and the activities that took place as they cherished their final days together! Twitter We are one. #sassp16 #sas […]

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The Oldest Man on the MV World Odyssey Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Written by: Student Kailey Leinz, University of Virginia He looks out over the open water, takes the pack of cigarettes out of the front pocket of his Hawaiian-printed shirt, and pulls one out. He lights it and raises it to his lips, puffing smoke out towards the sea. He looks satisfied. If you’re ever looking for him, […]

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SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest March 28-April 3

And just like that we’re in transit to our last port, Casablanca! After five days in Ghana, members of the shipboard community experienced life-changing service and volunteer work. From spending time at the City of Refuge to exploring the rich cultural foundations of the country, here’s a look into the last week! Twitter While in Ghana, students explored the […]

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Civil Rights Movement and Education in Global Context: A Field Lab

Written by student: Carson Cuevas, Hofstra University The man who empowered a nation facing oppression by marching, fasting and illegally making salt remains one of the most influential figures in all of history and his impact on India and the rest of the world persists today. While in Cochin, India, Professor Derrick Alridge of the […]

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SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest March 21-March 28

As the shipboard community completed their travels in Cape Town, South Africa and made their way to Ghana, sadly, the Spring 2016 Voyage has almost come to an end.  As students enjoy their time in Ghana, the MV World Odyssey prepares to welcome them back for the 7 day journey to Morocco. Read on to learn more. […]

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Meet the Captain of the MV World Odyssey

Captain Kostas Siamantas roams the ship, making his daily rounds of inspections and check ups on the MV World Odyssey. He routinely makes this route and waves hello to the shipboard community as he goes, maybe challenges a few students to a match of Ping-Pong, and then returns back to his post. His true passion […]

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IMPACT: Chendamangalam Village

Traveling in India gave students a taste of how different life can be from their home. A group of students had the opportunity to visit Chendamangalam Village where they experienced how 70% of Indians live-in rural villages and traditional communities. IMPACT: Chendamangalam Village from Semester at Sea on Vimeo.

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Cochin, India Newswriting Field Lab: Student Perspective

Written by student: Kailey Leinz, University of Virginia In the Grand Ballroom of the Abad Plaza Hotel in Cochin, India, three men, each equipped with expertise on the media and politics in India, sat on a panel discussion, ready to impart their knowledge on an audience of eager Semester at Sea students, each equipped with […]

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