07.24 From A Thousand Eyes: Norway

“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.   

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07.23 Returning to My Childhood Home in Norway

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 […]

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07.21 Upcoming Semester at Sea Travel to Russia

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 […]

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07.21 The Stony Shores of the Emerald Isle: West of Ireland Field Program

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 […]

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07.18 Irish “Trad” Music

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 […]

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07.17 State of the Institute: Seizing the Future of Semester at Sea

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, […]

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07.17 From A Thousand Eyes: Ireland

“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.

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07.16 A Lifetime of Memories with Semester at Sea

With a history spanning five decades, the vast Semester at Sea network comprises more than 60,000 alumni: students, parents, adult learners, faculty and staff. Since the beginning, voyages have led to lifelong friendships, as well as romantic relationships and even several marriages. But current Summer 2014 voyagers Cliff and Jill Roberts of Corona del Mar, […]

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07.15 Bagpipes & Bus Rides: Adventures in Scotland

The day before embarking on the Summer 2014 voyage, fellow student Taylor Vincent and I split the price of a hotel in London, England, after connecting a month before through Facebook. Sharing an uncanny amount of interests and passions, we instantly became close friends. Within a week or two of the voyage we already were […]

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