Welcome to Viet Nam

Partnering with Expert Providers

To create and sustain an international travel unlike any other, we only work with the best, safest, and most reputable companies in the world.

World Leaders and Lecturers

Semester at Sea has long-standing relationships with international universities, businesses, and individuals which allow us to bring renowned world scholars and lecturers into the classroom.

“I have had the good fortune to be a small part of a wonderful experiment in education called Semester at Sea. The mission of this grand experiment has been to foster greater intercultural understanding by exposing its participants—young and old, students and faculty—to people and cultures around the world while providing them with a sea-going classroom in which to study and absorb what they’ve seen and learned.”

Distinguished Lecturers and Guests

  • Sir Arthur C. Clarke (Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Anwar Sadat (Egyptian President)
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Nobel Laureate)
  • Corazon Aquino (President of the Philippines)
  • Fidel Castro (Cuban President)
  • Indira Gandhi (Indian Prime Minister)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev (USSR President)
  • Mother Teresa (Nobel Laureate)
  • Nelson Mandela (First President of South Africa, Nobel Laureate)
  • Pete Peterson (First U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam)
  • Sidi Mohammed (Crown Prince of Morocco)
  • C.H. Tung (Chief Executive of Hong Kong)

International Universities

Semester at Sea partners with colleges and universities around the world to provide cross-cultural lectures, seminars, workshops, discussion groups, receptions, and other field visits that provide opportunities for interaction with faculty and students.


Adelaide University


University of Salvador
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Catholic University of Salvador


Nanjing University
Peking University
Petroleum University, Beijing
Qingdao University
Renmin University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Sun Yat-Sen University
Tsinghua University
University of International Business and Economics
Zhangshan University


American College of Management and Technology, Dubrovnik
University of Zagreb


University of Havana
University of Matanzas


American University of Cairo


University of Hawaii


Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong University
Lingnan University


University of Reykjavik


Anna University
Bharathi Women’s College
Presidency College
Sindhi College
Sri Ramachandra Medical College
SRM Eashwari Engineering College
University of Madras


Kansai University
Kobe College
Kobe University
Kobe Gakuin University
Konan University
Konan Women’s University
Osaka International University for Women
Osaka University
Ritsumeikan University


University of Nairobi
Mombasa Polytechnic Institute


Melaka-Manipal Medical College
Universiti Sains Malaysia


University of Mauritiuse


University of Bergen


Caribbean University
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (University of Sacred Heart)
Universidad Interamericana
University of Puerto Rico


Saint Petersburg State University
Moscow State University


Stellenbosch University
University of Cape Town
University of Western Cape


Busan Women’s College
Korea Maritime University
Ulsan University


Sevilla University


Chung Yuan Christian University
Fu Hsing Chinese Opera School
National Taipei Institute of Technology
National Taiwan Normal University
Tung-Nan Institute of Technology


Bilkent University, Ankara
Istanbul University
University of Bahcesehir


Simon Bolivar University


University of Social Science and Humanities
University of Ho Chi Minh City

International Organizations

Semester at Sea partners with international organizations to organize intercultural exchanges, field labs, and service visits in the countries we visit.


Bahia Street, a social justice NGO formed in 1997 with a society, equality and change mission
Calabar Favela
Camacari Petrochemical Complex
Canabrava Socio-Environmental Park
CEPARH, a privately funded organization that supports family planning
Cultural Mobilization Project for Children in Danger
Marine Turtle Research and Preservation Project at Praia do Forte


Applica Durable Factory, Hong Kong
Children’s Palaces, Shanghai
Family Planning Association of Hong Kong
Family Planning Neighborhood Committee, Shanghai
Kennametal Co. Ltd, Shanghai
Shanghai Institute for Parasitic Diseases


Aids Prevention and Control Project (APAC)
Chennai Rotary Club
Dalit Delta Center (Dalit Liberation Education Trust)
International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC)
Missionaries of Charity Orphanage
Rural Institute for Development
Schizophrenia Research Foundation
Tamil Nadu Hospital
Theosophical Society, Chennai
Working Women’s Forum


Hippo Family Club (arranges overnight homestays)
Kobe Convention and Visitors Association (arranges home visits)
Kobe Steel
Mitsubishi Electric Sanda Works Factory
YMCA-Sponsored Kindergarten and Nursery School


Likoni School for the Blind
Mazeras High School
Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity Center
SOS Children’s Village
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Nairobi
Wema Rehabilitation Centre


Blue Bird’s Children’s Home
General Hospital of Busan National University
Gwangil Elementary School
Hyundai Motors & Shipping
Naewonjungsa Kindergarten & Elementary School


ALIRAN (Human rights NGO)
Kiwanis Club of Kuantan
Komag, Inc (Computer disk factory)
St. Joseph Orphanage
Salvation Army Children’s Home
Women’s Crisis Center


Chrysalides Women’s Shelter
Gayasing Ashram Home for female senior citizens
Ki Nou Eté Centre (rehabilitation program for women released from prison or addicted to drugs)
Père Laval Hospice
Mauritian Women Entrepreneur Council
Mauritius Oceanography Institute
SOS Children’s Village of Beau Bassin
SOS Children’s Village of Beau Bambou


Amy Biehl Foundation Trust
Cape Town Child Welfare Society, Ons Plek
Desmond Tutu HIV Centre
Habitat for Humanity, Western Cape
NICRO Women’s Support Center
Operation Hunger
RAPCAN (an organization that educates adults about child abuse and prevention)
Saartjie Baartman Shelter for Women and Children


BBDO Worldwide (part of Omnicom Group)
Chroma/Dynascan and Giga Tech Plant
Dun Hua Elementary School
Earthquake Research Center at the Institute of Earth Sciences
Laboratory School of National Taipei Teachers College


Da Thien School for Handicapped Children
Drug Rehabilitation Center for Children
English Speaking Club
Hy Vong 8 School for the Deaf
Nike Plant
Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind
Orange Agent Children’s Center
YMCA-Viet Nam Headquarters