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2021-2022 Homecoming Voyage Recap

The¬†2021-2022 Homecoming Voyage¬†was a highly anticipated event with more than 200 shipmates from voyages between 1963-2022. Guests boarded the MV¬†World Odyssey¬†on December 27 and 28 in Naples, Italy and sailed to Marseille, France, where they spent December 30 and 31. After two days of exploring Marseille and it’s surrounding cities, guests re-embarked for the New Year‚Äôs Eve bash! Voyagers rang in the New Year with DJ L3opard (aka The Wine Cowboy) and celebrated in style in the Anderson Union.

During the days at sea, guests attended lectures from a variety of speakers including Lisa Slavid, Herb Thompson, Margarita Lenk, and Derek Olson. Guests also heard from ISE CEO/President Scott Marshall as well as some members of the Board of Trustees. Homecoming Voyagers also took part in sunrise yoga, wine tasting, SAS trivia, and a birthday celebration for Honorary Executive Dean John Tymitz. The 2021-2022 Homecoming Voyage was a memorable event for all who attended — thank you for joining us!


Honorary Executive Dean John Tymitz and wife Dixie speaking about their 50-year history with Semester at Sea.
Voyagers Council member and Geographer Herb Thompson (SP87, SP04) quizzing voyagers on the geography of previous Semester at Sea ports.
Honorary Executive Dean John Tymitz reconnecting with alumni and Lifelong Learners while at sea.
ISE President and CEO Scott Marshall delivering a State of the Institute to alumni in the Anderson Union. Dr. Marshall discussed the long-term goals of ISE and Semester at Sea and took questions about how to make the program more sustainable and accessible.
Young Alumni Council Members Madeline Rencher (also the Voice of the Voyage), Collin Gunn, and Nick Hayden posing during the NYE celebration.
Kaley Anderson (Assistant Field Director, SP22) and Amy Lepp (Assistant Field Director, SP19 and FA19) smile for the camera during the countdown to the new year.
Voyagers celebrated the new year with a countdown and champagne toast in the Anderson Union.
DJ L3opard Sammy Lam (SU11, FA11, SU13, FA13) provided all the hot jams on the dance floor and lead the NYE countdown.
Board of Trustee Vice Chair Lisa Slavid (SU07, FA12, FA17, SP18) inspiring alumni with a talk about how they can connect with their latent creative potential and kick off 2022 with a spark.
Semester at Sea Board of Trustee Chair Greg Chapman (FA90, SP17) and his wife Kristin (SP17) attending a daytime presentation. Greg, along with fellow board members, presented on the Board’s role with Semester at Sea and the financial health of the program. In addition, they took questions from attendees and brainstormed ideas in various discussions across the voyage.
Plenty of shipmates got the chance to have reunions during the homecoming voyage. Here, Fall 2017 Voyagers celebrated being back together again on the MV World Odyssey.
Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the Homecoming Voyage was welcoming Spring 2020 alumni back for some well-deserved additional time on the ship.
Voyagers ringing in the new year with champagne in the Anderson Union.
Many smiles were exchanged between shipmates as they celebrated being together at sea on the Homecoming Voyage.
Voyagers had a blast spending time with one another on the MV World Odyssey once again.
Young Alumni Council Member Alicia Waddell and crew members pouring champagne in Lido Terrace. Cheers!


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