Voyage Blog: Summer 2013

  • Lynnea Malley sings an original song about Semester at Sea while her friends do an interpretive dance about the voyage.

    Shipboard community exhibits talent at The Sea Factor

    One of the many highlights of the SAS voyage is the highly anticipated Talent Show, where students, staff and crew offer an fun-filled evening of song, dance and poetry.  The […]

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    Cooking Portuguese Cuisine

    During a recent field trip to Lisbon, participants had a chance to get in touch with their inner Julia Child while participating in a cooking workshop designed to introduce the […]

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    Gibraltar: Defense from Within

    The Summer 2013 Voyage has finally come full circle. After sailing around the Mediterranean Sea, the MV Explorer is face to face with the great Rock of Gibraltar, once again. […]

  • SAS students visit The Cathedral of Barcelona.

    Mountain Monasteries, and Ancient Synagogues

    During a recent visit to Barcelona, SAS students enrolled in Professor Elizabeth Barre’s Comparative Religion Class explored Barcelona’s grand Cathedral, toured the majestic Montserrat where they learned more about monastic life […]

  • Brittany Timney (left) recently reunited with her Italian family, Daniel Rotenelli (center) and Rosina Rotenelli (right) spend a day together in Italy.

    SAS Student Finds Her Italian Roots While on Summer Voyage

    After decades of lost contact, Summer 2013 student Brittany Timney reunited with her family during the voyage’s recent visit to Italy. Traveling to the small town of Ascoli Piceno, Timney […]

  • A statue of Paul Cezanne in Provence, one of the region's most celebrated citizens.

    Writing About a Day in Provence

    During a recent visit to Marseille, students of Professor Wendy Zomparelli’s Feature Writing course traveled to Aix-en-Provence, where they observed locals, participated in a walking tour, experienced traditional French cuisine, […]

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  • Dean of Students, Summer 2013, Stacey Miller, with her partner, Harriet Williams and their daughter, Taylor.

    A Minute With Dean of Students Stacey Miller

    Summer 2013 Dean of Students, Stacey Miller, serves as the Director of Residential Life at the University of Vermont (UVM) and has worked in the field of Student Personnel and Residential […]

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    Day in the Life of a Gozo Shepherd

    The population of the tiny nation of Malta live predominantly on two islands – Malta, the larger, more developed island, and her rural sister island of Gozo. Life in Gozo […]

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    Music in Malta: Sounds of Għana

    On Sundays, simple strokes on a handmade guitar echo loudly from local establishments on the island of Malta. A high-pitched voice penetrates the walls with deep-rooted traditional poetry that transports […]

  • Ashish Agarwal, a computer science and engineering student from Agara, India, with Professor Todd Shank.

    Summer 2013 Student, Ashish Agarwal talks about SAS, nonprofits and India

    As a young boy, Ashish Agarwal had a dream to change the world. Now Ashish, who is currently a participating in the Summer 2013 voyage, is making that dream come true […]


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