Our mission — journeys of discovery that spark bold solutions to global challenges.
Semester at Sea takes a global comparative approach to study abroad using a ship as its traveling college.
With the world as our campus, our programs integrate multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and experiential learning for meaningful engagement in the global community.
The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Fort Collins, Colorado that administers the Semester at Sea study abroad program in conjunction with Colorado State University.
Since 1963, more than 73,000 individuals from 1,700 institutions have traveled to more than 60 countries on Semester at Sea and its predecessor programs.
Individuals have joined us
Semester at Sea
World Campus Afloat
University of the Seven Seas
Colorado State University
University of Virginia
University of Pittsburgh
University of Colorado Boulder
MV World Odyssey
SS Universe Explorer
MS Seven Seas
ISE Vision and Values
ISE is an internationally recognized leader in educating global citizens who engage in comparative learning experiences and positively impact our interdependent world.
We, Semester at Sea, place high value on:
SAS Voyage Community Values
The Voyage Community Values are the bedrock of every Semester at Sea voyage.
Together they encapsulate the culture we aim to foster and the organizational vision we aim to achieve: to be an internationally recognized leader in forming global citizens who positively impact our interconnected world. This vision being realized is dependent upon every voyager embracing and enacting these values while on the ship and in port.