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The World is Your Campus

Semester at Sea provides standard trips to popular cultural, historical, and recreational sites led by qualified and licensed local guides. Our hope is that the offerings of the Field Program will provide a sense of connectedness to other faculty, staff, students, and lifelong learners onboard, and become a source of thought-provoking conversation.

In-Country Field Excursions

In addition to providing engaging learning opportunities, all field trips bring to life the historic, political, socioeconomic and cultural aspects of each host country and provide the opportunity for meaningful engagement with local residents. Many of the trips provide unique experiences that would be difficult to arrange on your own and usually include service projects, overnight stays with families, university student exchanges, overnight trips to major historic and cultural attractions, as well as visits to local businesses, government facilities, schools, orphanages and NGOs.

Significant Historical, Cultural, and Political Sites

Cu Chi Tunnels, Tuol Sleng Museum in Cambodia, Hiroshima

Natural and Manmade Wonders

Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, Great Pyramids of Giza, Angkor Wat

Elements of Natural History

Bioluminescent Bay of Puerto Rico, Galapagos Islands, Praia Do Forte Marine Turtle Research and Preservation Project

Community Explorations and Home Stays

Dalit Village, Massai Tribe, Mekong River Delta, Khayelitsha Township

First-Hand Interaction with Host Nationals

Business professionals, professors, college students, writers, artists; has included luminaries such as Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Service Visits

Habitat for Humanity, Operation Hunger, Dalit Village Work Project, Missionaries of Charity, Calabar Favela

Exchanges with Students at International Universities

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Vaieshnav College for Women, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka University, University of Cape Town, University of Zagreb