Topic: Sustainability

  • 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 […]

  • Dr. Ursula Quillmann

    Professor Quillmann studies seas with help from students

    Just as a Jane Goodall surrounded herself with chimpanzees to further her research, Dr. Ursula Quillmann of Colorado State University is immersing herself in her subject matter. Quillmann is gathering aquatic samples […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Eco-friendly Glass Blowing in Mauritius

    While in Mauritius, Spring 2015 voyagers visited the Mauritius Glass Gallery, where they learned about environmentally sustainable glass blowing techniques and got to try their hand at creating blown glass […]

  • Sustainable Stockholm: The EU's Greenest City

    The city of Stockholm, Sweden, held many surprises for Summer 2014 voyagers. The old town was quaint and beautiful, and offered a variety of wonderful options for dining on Swedish […]

  • The Stony Shores of the Emerald Isle: West of Ireland Field Program

    Semester at Sea field programs are an excellent opportunity for students to let someone else do the travel planning. The organization and care that goes into these trips is top […]

  • Beautiful Power: Researching Wave Energy in Spain

    Michael Maniates’ “Energy for the World” class visited a wave-powered electric plant and a technology research lab while the MV Explorer was docked in Spain. Spain is among Europe’s leaders in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Biology Field Lab at Jardim Zoologico in Lisbon, Portugal

    The Jardim Zoologico, known as the Lisbon Zoo, is a lush, green gem tucked amongst the red-tiled rooftops of Lisbon proper. Opened in 1884, dating it as the fourth oldest […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ghana & TOMS: An Opportunity to Give Back

    While on a Semester at Sea field program voyagers had an opportunity to get a rich taste of Ghanian culture and traditions. In addition to traveling to the cities of […]

  • Field Lab: Keeping Singapore Sustainable

    Seated in an air-conditioned auditorium at the National University of Singapore (NUS), students in Prof. Ellen Bassett’s Global Cities/Ordinary Cities class listened to two dynamic presentations from experienced urban planners. […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Importance of the Mai Po Nature Reserve

    Standing on a path that bisects a commercial fish farm and the Mai Po Nature Reserve, the students in Gary Griggs’ Human Impacts on Coastal Environments class had a clear […]


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