Topic: Business

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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 […]

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    Exploring the Bottom of Pyramid Markets in South Africa

    On the final day the MV Explorer was docked in Cape Town, South Africa professor Susan Muller took her class to visit the vibrant nearby townships. During this rare field […]

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    Growth, Inequality, and Poverty in India

    Indian Interport Lecturer Nisha Agrawal has been working on poverty, inequality and development issues for more than two decades and has served as the CEO of Oxfam India since its […]

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    Exploring The Professional Ideology Of Global Journalists

    Exploring the wonders of Tokyo, Japan can lead to various different itinerary options and experiences. While in Tokyo, the Spring 2015 Journalism and Globalization class had the rare opportunity to […]

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    Kobe Beef: A Case Study in Consumer Behavior

    What gives Kobe beef its unique flavor? It’s said that the cattle are fattened up with beer and given daily massages to keep their meat tender. Students on the Spring […]

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    Making a Global Impact

    With over fourteen different countries under their belts and a wealth of knowledge, students are constantly thinking about where to take their journey from here. Some have started to ponder new […]

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    A Different Way of Doing Business: Worker Cooperatives in Mondragon, Spain

    Mondragon Corporation, with headquarters in the Basque region of Spain, is the fourth biggest company in the country, based on gross revenue (which was 13 billion Euros last year). It […]

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    Seven Spring '14 Semester at Sea Students Named Resolution Project Fellows

    The Spring 2014 voyage of Semester at Sea commemorated the program’s 50th anniversary, and, in the spirit of inspiring future global citizens and change-makers, launched a partnership with The Resolution […]

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    Learning by Doing: Design Thinking in Ghana

    From day one, students in Christine Mahoney’s Sustainable Global Entrepreneurship class have employed different design thinking models to explore how best to launch social ventures, spur innovation and generate unique solutions to pressing global issues. Through case […]

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    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 […]

  • The Kiva Microfinance field program visited a water enterprise site to see how microlending has benefitted rural communities in Viet Nam.

    Microfinance in Action in Viet Nam

    While in Ho Chi Minh City, a group of voyagers spent a day learning about microfinance in Viet Nam on one of Semester at Sea’s Social EntrepreneurSHIP field programs. Microfinance […]

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    Support Semester at Sea By Using AmazonSmile

    Semester at Sea recently became a member of AmazonSmile, a charitable leg of online shopping website Amazon. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for shoppers to support their favorite […]

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    The Changing Face of Japan's Economy

    On their first day in Yokohama, Japan, students in Professor Ranade’s International Trade course visited the Nissan factory and museum. These students learned about the auto industry in Japan as […]

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    That’s a Wrap: A Recap of TEDx Semester at Sea

    On Jan. 9, the MV Explorer was abuzz with thoughts of innovation, tales of entrepreneurship, and feelings of camaraderie. The occasion: the inaugural TEDx Semester at Sea. The takeaway: Semester at Sea alumni […]

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    Inspiring Social Entrepreneurship with TOMS Community

    After a successful first collaboration during the fall of 2013, Semester at Sea is proud to collaborate with TOMS Community for the Spring 2014 voyage. TOMS will rejoin the shipboard […]


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