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 peak his own curiosity on the concept of international shipboard education and help set the Fall 2014 community’s expectations for a country […]

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A Religious Journey through Morocco

With its proximity to countries challenged by political and religious strife, Morocco sits on a very different pedestal than many nearby nations. While the country has a strong majority of Islamic worshippers, approximately 99% of its citizens, it prides itself on a culture of acceptance. A religious tolerance that was witnessed in Casablanca first hand […]

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Trekking to Trafalgar

With scenic views surrounding the trail, the hike from Barbate to Caños de Meca showed voyagers the greener side of Spain. The smell of lavender and rosemary lingering in the air along the way, their journey into the Breña Natural Park was a welcome connection to nature and the outdoors. “It had beautiful views. I’ve not […]

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From Portugal to Nigeria: Giving Back Hope

Meet Adam Odomore from Texas State University. Adam is an IMPACT Scholar studying on the Fall 2014 voyage in search of something more than just a voyage around the Atlantic Ocean. While in Lisbon, Portugal, Adam and several other Semester at Sea students took the initiative to visit an orphanage for boys to help complete […]

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Mathematics in Portugal’s Art & Architecture

“There’s math everywhere!” exclaimed Shannon Evans, from Pace University, as she stood in front of a mural by Almada Negreiros which the group stumbled upon in the lobby of the Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal. Many passing through the building overlooked this mural, but for Professor Steve Wassell’s Mathematics and the Arts class this work was […]

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Made in Lisbon: A City of Tiles

As the MV Explorer pulls into port, an incredible skyline emerges in the heart of Lisbon that is not to be missed. Under the red-tiled rooftops, beautiful facades decorated in a colorful mosaic of handcrafted tiles glisten in the sunlight. As you walk through the cobblestone streets, your eyes are drawn to the never-ending tile […]

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Civil Engineering: Water for Portugal

Within an hour of the MV Explorer reaching land in Portugal, students of Professor Richard D’Amato’s Water for the World civil engineering class set out to experience topics they have been learning about aboard the ship.  To develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the highly complex issues surrounding water, its availability and uses on a […]

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