Topic: History

  • 92-year-old alumna recalls voyage as foreign service spouse

    Margaret pulled out her old Semester at Sea photo album with a glimmer in her eye, anxious to recollect the ship that had forever changed her, and then she paused. […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • History of Hip Hop: A Field Lab

    Take a look at what the History of Hip Hop class experienced during their time in South Africa!

  • Cochin, India Newswriting Field Lab: Student Perspective

    Written by student: Kailey Leinz, University of Virginia In the Grand Ballroom of the Abad Plaza Hotel in Cochin, India, three men, each equipped with expertise on the media and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Learning to Forgive: Lessons from South Africa

    Apartheid was a South African system of legalized racial discrimination that ended in 1994, when Nelson Mandela was elected president and subsequently established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In this […]

  • Colonialism and Revolution in Cochin

    At the center of the historic spice trade, the port of Cochin, India has experienced multiple periods of foreign rule since the 1500’s, seeing major influences from Dutch, Portuguese, and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Discoveries Outside of the Classroom in Cambodia

    While the MV Explorer was docked in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, students had the unique opportunity to choose from a number of Semester at Sea Field Programs and travel […]

  • The Vietnam War and Its Impact on the "Woodstock Generation"

    On the eve of the MV Explorer’s arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Spring 2015 Faculty members Phillip Kolbe and Hugh Flick discuss their military service and their experiences […]

  • Discovering Eastern Religious Practices at Kamakura

    And whoso will, from Pride released Contemning neither creed nor priest, May feel the Soul of all the East About him at Kamakura. -Rudyard Kipling, Buddha at Kamakura (1892) Students […]

  • A Silent Lesson From The Japanese

    As a visitor in Japan, I learned most of the hidden protocols of Japanese traditional society in their public transportation system. Coming from a loud Latin American culture, my friends […]


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