The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), nonprofit parent organization of world-renowned study abroad program Semester at Sea (SAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of T. Kenn Gaither as its new president and CEO. Gaither, an associate professor and associate dean of communications at Elon University, will become the Institute’s fourth president in its fifty-year […]
The Sea Olympics are a well-known tradition among Semester at Sea alumni. Eight seas (students grouped in cabin halls) compete in a variety of events, challenging intellect, athleticism and teamwork. The eight hours of competition were a welcome break from midterms, the sun shone down on the MV Explorer, and the energy of camaraderie only […]
“From a Thousand Eyes” is a four-part series on the Summer 2014 voyage that depicts our ports from the viewpoint of the participants. Here, students share their experiences and imagery from Norway, most taken while traveling across the country from Bergen to Oslo.
As the child of two U.S. Marines, I had the privilege of spending part of my childhood in Oslo, Norway, and Weil der Stadt, Germany, and I’ve been trying to get back to Europe — back home — ever since we returned to the States in 2007. When I saw that Oslo, Norway, was a port […]
When the MV Explorer is docked in port, hours seem to slip by more quickly than usual. Understandably, everyone want to see as much as they can in a short amount of time, and soak in some culture and history with the breathtaking vistas. Norway was no exception, with its two ports on either end […]
In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine and the Obama administration’s expanded sanctions against Russia, the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) continues to closely monitor U.S. relations with and conditions in Russia in advance of this week’s Semester at Sea visit to St. Petersburg. ISE remains in close communication […]
Semester at Sea field programs are an excellent opportunity for students to let someone else do the travel planning. The organization and care that goes into these trips is top notch. They provide voyagers with a great way to “relax” and not have to independently figure out in-country travel, and they let students meet like-minded […]
The field program “Roots of Irish Music,” led by Professor Kathleen Adams, brought a cross-section of the Summer 2014 Semester at Sea community to Ennis, in County Clare, Ireland. In a private upstairs room above Brogan’s Pub, the participants met for an exclusive session of traditional Irish music, or “Trad,” and an interactive Q&A with […]
The Institute for Shipboard Education has set a revitalized course for the future of the organization and its Semester at Sea program. A new, strategic, and comprehensive plan to immediately secure and sustain the Institute into the future is now in implementation. We at ISE are genuinely excited to share the following updates with you, […]
“From a Thousand Eyes” is a four-part series on the Summer 2014 voyage that depicts our ports from the viewpoint of the participants. Here, students and faculty share their experiences and imagery from both Ireland and Northern Ireland.