Topic: Culture

  • Longneck women of Myanmar

    Field Program Preview: Longneck Women of Loikaw

    Semester at Sea partners with various providers to develop Field Programs that provide exceptional experiences for our voyagers to explore off-the-beaten path destinations.  One such program, Longneck Women of Loikaw, a […]

  • P.F. Kluge and Student

    P.F. Kluge challenges Fall 2017 to travel thoughtfully

    Fall 2017 faculty member P.F. Kluge has a lifetime of travel experience, and almost every place he’s been, he’s written about. “I’ve traveled a lot. I was a longtime contributing […]

  • Professor Preview — Dr. Robert Smith

    Hands-on learning, with real-world application. It’s the basis of every Semester at Sea Voyage, and Fall 2017 Voyagers stand to benefit from from having Dr. Robert Smith’s unique combination of teaching and […]

  • Social Entrepreneurship from Serengetee and Semester at Sea

    A fistful of fabric, $3,000, and the experience of sailing around the world. That’s all Jeff Steitz and Ryan Westberg, students on the Fall 2011 Voyage of Semester at Sea, […]

  • Storytelling contest winner Cameron Hahn

    “What is a Traveler?” Storytelling Contest Winner

    Students, Staculty, and Lifelong Learners onboard the Spring 2017 Voyage competed in a storytelling contest, all trying to answer the question, “What is a traveler?” On April 7, voyagers had the […]

  • Spring 2017 calls on Morocco

    Marhabaan from Morocco! The MV World Odyssey arrived in Casablanca at 0700 on Tuesday, April 11. Casablanca is the second to last port of call for the Spring ’17 voyage. […]

  • Spring 2017 partners with local organizations in Ghana

    Voyagers aboard the MV World Odyssey just spent four days exploring Ghana, and in addition to catching some stunning scenery and absorbing as much culture as they could, students also spent time learning about […]

  • Spring 2017 set to explore Ghana

    Hello from Ghana! The MV World Odyssey arrived in Tema at 0700 on Saturday, March 31. Tema, located in Southeast Ghana, is not far from Ghana’s capital of Accra. Accra is […]

  • Maureen Ochalla

    Scholarship recipient Maureen Ocholla encourages diversity

      From a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya to a cabin aboard the MV World Odyssey, International Student Advancement Scholarship recipient Maureen Ocholla has an incredible story—one she is determined […]

  • Textiles class weaves together a view of Myanmar

    A day of browsing fabric shops, markets, galleries, and pagodas exposed Spring 2017 Voyagers to a fresh perspective on life and art in Myanmar/Burma. Students in Professor May Littrell’s Historic Textiles class started their […]

  • Spring 2017 visits Vietnam

    Xin chào from Vietnam! The MV World Odyssey docked in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, at 1200 on Friday, Feb. 10. Ho Chi Minh is located in Southern […]

  • Spring 2017 Voyage arrives in China

    Ni hao from Shanghai! The MV World Odyssey arrived in China’s largest city at 0800 on Tuesday, January 31. With a population of over 24 million people, Shanghai is the most […]

  • The Oldest Man on the MV World Odyssey Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

    Written by: Student Kailey Leinz, University of Virginia He looks out over the open water, takes the pack of cigarettes out of the front pocket of his Hawaiian-printed shirt, and pulls […]

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest March 28-April 3

    And just like that we’re in transit to our last port, Casablanca! After five days in Ghana, members of the shipboard community experienced life-changing service and volunteer work. From spending time at the […]

  • Civil Rights Movement and Education in Global Context: A Field Lab

    Written by student: Carson Cuevas, Hofstra University The man who empowered a nation facing oppression by marching, fasting and illegally making salt remains one of the most influential figures in […]


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