Institute for Shipboard Education Unveils New Shipboard Campus for Semester at Sea

The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), parent organization to globally renowned study abroad program Semester at Sea, has secured a new shipboard campus—its sixth in the program’s storied 51-year history. The new ship, like its predecessors, will serve as a traveling home and campus that brings approximately 600 undergraduate students to the farthest reaches of […]

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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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