04.18 Photo Gallery: Sacred River & Stunning Monuments

On a multi-day field program, voyagers traveled far from the port city of Kochi to visit the chaos of Varanasi and the impressive monuments of Agra. From viewing commonplace activities such as bathing and washing clothes to observing sacred rituals such as an aarti ceremony and cremation on funeral pyres, voyagers witnessed life and death along [...]

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04.17 Student Photo Gallery: India

India. The land of tea and spices, natural beauty, and man-made splendor. Our students fanned out far and wide across the sub-continent to explore the hustle and bustle of Delhi, hike the foothills of the Himalayas, and find peace in the tranquility of Munnar’s tea plantations. These are the best student photos from the seventh [...]

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04.16 Student Perspective: Living in the Now

There are many benefits to traveling the world. You get to learn about new cultures and languages, and you see how other countries are vastly different or similar to your own, all the while broadening your global perspective.  Traveling by sea is an even more amazing experience. Within days you build a community with people [...]

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04.14 Breathing Deep In The Birthplace of Yoga

While in India, a group of students spent two days at an Art of Living yoga retreat training their minds and bodies to be more present and in the moment. Through stretching exercises, guided meditation and a breathing process called Sudarshan Kriya, everyone took a break from the fast-paced and exciting Semester at Sea voyage [...]

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04.11 Myanmar: Student Reflections

After every port, students gather in the union to reflect and share their experiences. Set to a montage of images captured throughout the country, Camila Ruiz Segovia (gap year student), Angela Weinberg (University of California – Berkeley) and Seth Martin (Cornell University) share the powerful connections they made in Myanmar.

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04.10 Photo Gallery: Daily Life in Myanmar

While in Myanmar, voyagers recently visited Thanlyin, a village located outside of Yangon. This IMPACT opportunity field program allowed for greater interpersonal interaction with local Burmese people while exploring the market and homes of the village. Voyagers also visited Su Htoo Pan Monastic School and Orphanage where they played with the children, served them lunch, and [...]

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04.09 A Visit to the World Bank in Yangon

As economics students we are constantly learning about how development should work on paper. Immersed in our theories and models, we are never really given the opportunity to see first-hand how what we learn applies to the real world. But as Semester at Sea’s Spring 2014 voyage sailed into Myanmar, economic development leapt off of [...]

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04.07 Student Perspective: Monks in Myanmar

Not until I found out I’d be traveling to Myanmar on the Spring 2014 voyage did I think about the conversations I had during my freshman year with my friend Okka, an exchange student I met from Myanmar. I had spent time with Okka hearing all about his life at home and his hope for [...]

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