Status of the Shipboard Campus

As the Institute for Shipboard Education has shared since last year, ISE and its European banks arranged a standstill agreement to facilitate the sale of the MV Explorer to relieve the organization of the many financial burdens of ship ownership. The agreement states that ISE remains owner of the MV Explorer through the Semester at Sea Spring […]

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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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ISE Welcomes Back Familiar Faces for its Growing Advancement

The Institute for Shipboard Education welcomes four recent additions to its advancement department team: Dr. Dan Garvey, Adam Seid, Brittany Palmer, and Lane Crawford. With these new hires is the promotion of Melissa Bingler from Director of Advancement Services & Research Systems to Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Assuming the role as Vice President of […]

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Faces of Spring 2015

This past week the Spring 2015 voyage disembarked in Southampton, England, completing a voyage around the world in 112 days. As students return home, it is time to reflect on what truly makes a Semester at Sea voyage so special. While the experiences in port create a lasting impact on our newly deemed global citizens, […]

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Sociology of the Family in Namibia

A primary goal of the Sociology of the Family course was for us to understand the origins and definitions of family and marriage, and to recognize the similarities and differences in mate selection, family formation, and gender identities across cultures. By visiting various community centers and meeting with several prominent figures that are making an […]

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Bon Voyage MV Explorer

As we look optimistically toward the future, we say “bon voyage” to a dear friend. The Spring 2015 voyage was the final voyage on board the MV Explorer, one that will go down in Semester at Sea history. The voyagers who made up the final group to sail on the iconic SAS ship used since […]

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Spring 2015 Photo Contest

112 days, 12 countries, no shortage of incredible photography.  On the 12 day stretch between Namibia and Morocco, the Spring 2015 Photo Contest was held on the MV Explorer.  Open to all students, Faculty, Staff, Lifelong Learners, and family members, the contest had five categories: Landscape, people, wildlife, anything goes, and shiplife.  See the winners and […]

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