The Highest Impact Semester of Your Life

Watch videos and read testimonials from Semester at Sea alumni describing how their semester changed their lives and helped them to grow, change, and rediscover their life’s path.

111 Days, 12 Countries, 1 Guy

Semester at Sea Participant, Carolyn Szoke

Semester at Sea Participant, Carolyn Szoke

Semester at Sea is the only program I know of which provides students an opportunity for a true cross-cultural experience. On my voyage, we traveled to 10 countries on 3 continents. The time spent in each country is short, true, but the classes on the ship give students knowledge of the history and culture of countries before visits, so students have enough background to make sense of what they experience. The approach of traveling to countries in far corners of the world means students can compare the culture and lifestyles of people in very diverse places - and come to understand what makes us all unique, but how truly similar people around the world are.

Semester at Sea Participant, Danny Greene

Semester at Sea Participant, Danny Greene

On SAS, I had the opportunity to feel a bond and closeness with people with whom I wouldn’t have otherwise had a connection. I learned about their lives, their children’s lives, their daily struggles, their most significant times of joy, and began to really care. As I traveled, I became more connected not only to the people I met, but all people everywhere. We are all the same and every human life is important.

Semester at Sea Participant, Kaitlin Kikalo

Semester at Sea Participant, Kaitlin Kikalo

In the past 100 days my mind, my perceptions, my opinions, and my emotions have been challenged in ways I could have never even imagined. I fell in love with the world and in love with its people. Semester at Sea changed me as a person, and that is the greatest gift I have ever been given.

Semester at Sea Participant, Kris Kellar Kahle

Semester at Sea Participant, Kris Kellar Kahle

I LOVE HAVING THIS ON MY RESUME! It always gets people talking and asking in job interviews. It just makes me unique from the other candidates.

Semester at Sea Participant, Kristi-Phil Damron

Semester at Sea Participant, Kristi-Phil Damron

Traveling the world through SAS was the best education I have ever received. It’s fun to read about different countries but it’s so much better to experience it for yourself. SAS is the BEST study abroad program....ever!

Semester at Sea Participant, Jeanette LeFevre

Semester at Sea Participant, Jeanette LeFevre

Semester at Sea is an experience that will open your eyes to the world and change you forever, in a good way. It was the most inspiring, meaningful, and fun experience I've ever had.