Topic: Culture

  • 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 […]

  • IMPACT: Chendamangalam Village

    Traveling in India gave students a taste of how different life can be from their home. A group of students had the opportunity to visit Chendamangalam Village where they experienced […]

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest March 7-March 21

    Head shaving for a Semester at Sea tradition, reflecting on India and saying a quick hello to Mauritius make for an exciting transit to Cape Town, South Africa! Catch up with […]

  • World Prayer: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    The World Prayer class had their field lab in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where they experienced the rich cultural and religious diversity of Vietnam.  Watch the video to view the […]

  • Meet SAS Spring 2016 Voyage IMPACT Scholars

    IMPACT Programs are Semester at Sea field programs which offer a unique cultural insight into the host country through people-to-people interaction, non-governmental organization visits, home-stays and service opportunities.  These programs […]

  • Cambodia: A Student’s Perspective

    Written by student, Matt Kreiser, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Three days in Cambodia was a whirlwind emotionally, physically and spiritually. The journey began with a flight late in the […]

  • Domestic Workers in a Foreign Landscape: A Field Lab

    Written by student: Carson Cuevas, Hofstra University In the high rises of the coastal metropolis of Hong Kong, 330,000 migrant women work to balance a life for themselves while providing […]

  • IMPACT the World on Your Upcoming Voyage

    A proud cornerstone of the Semester at Sea program is its promotion of cultural immersion in each country that allows students to experience the world in a global comparative context. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Celebrating Passover in Namibia

    Passover is the time of year when people of Jewish faith from all corners of the world retell the history of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. The story signifies the […]

  • IMPACT Scholars Reflect on the Spring 2015 Voyage

    IMPACT programs are intended to promote service and interaction between the shipboard community and local organizations, such as orphanages, universities, and non-profits. During the Spring 2015 Voyage, six IMPACT scholars […]


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