Topic: Service

  • Spring 2017 Voyager on IMPACT Program in Thanlyin

    Karine Werdmolder stepped off the bus in Thanlyin village, just outside Yangon, Myanmar, and found herself surrounded by 50 children, waiting anxiously for visitors. As she walked through the group of children, […]

  • Student studies

    Semester at Sea runs in the family

    Voyaging into the unknown is par for the course when embarking with Semester at Sea. Meeting new friends, visiting unheard of destinations, and encountering different cultures is part of every […]

  • Spring 2017 Voyagers helped water activists in Bagan

    Field Program works with local village in Myanmar

    Bagan, located in the heart of Myanmar/Burma, is home to the most dense concentration of Buddhist temples in the world. A region filled with ancient man-made wonders, Bagan is facing age-old […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Students Develop Ideas for Social Change through the Resolution Social Venture Challenge

    As the Spring 2015 voyage comes to a close, students have gained an invaluable global perspective and a desire to create impact for social good, but how can students take […]

  • 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 […]

  • Discovering One for One with TOMS Shoes

    TOMS is an internationally known company. Best known for its shoes, the company also sells eyewear, coffee and bags, promising to help a person in need through its One for […]

  • A Day Of Laughter In Twante

    While visiting Burma (Myanmar) students signed up to participate in a one-day, impact field program that would visit the Phayangyi Mingular Monastery, an orphanage school located in the Twante Town­ship, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Inside a Favela

    Favelas are impoverished and close-knit communities that are often referred to as the slums of Brazil. They are a big part of the country’s culture and the city of Rio […]

  • Stories from the Streets of Barcelona

    An NGO working with homeless adults, the Arrels Foundation opens its doors to people living on the streets who are struggling with a myriad of issues. They are a volunteer […]

  • Serving the U.S. in Morocco

    “A unique country that is essentially its own civilization,” a description of Morocco provided by the United States Deputy Chief of Mission Matthew Lussenhop of his current post. He joined […]

  • FA14 Impact at Salarte
  • From Portugal to Nigeria: Giving Back Hope

    Meet Adam Odomore from Texas State University. Adam is an IMPACT Scholar studying on the Fall 2014 voyage in search of something more than just a voyage around the Atlantic […]


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