With the world as its classroom and more than 50 years of experience, Semester at Sea integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experience for meaningful engagement in the global community.
Open to all college/universities and all majors
We have programs for Gap Year, Traditional Undergraduate, and Post-Graduate Students
No age requirement, but you must have graduated from high school in order to apply
Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement
You’ll earn 12-15 transferable credits from Colorado State University
Yes – we have grants and scholarships!
School on a boat?
Not a boat, a ship!
Or rather a floating college. The MV World Odyssey will be your home away from home throughout your journey.
Student Cabins (closed-circuit TV, mini-refrigerator, closets, drawers, bathroom, daily linens, and a safe)
9 Classrooms, Student Union, Library
Two Dinning Halls and an Outdoor Grill
Spa and Hair Salon
Fitness Center, Sports Court, Ping Pong Table, Indoor/Outdoor Pool
Supportive community of faculty, staff, medical team, resident directors, Lifelong Learners, families, and crew
Explore 10-12 World Destinations
The Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
Over a 100-day voyage on a shipboard campus, voyagers will explore 10-12 destinations across 3-4 continents and travel 20,000- 25,000 Nautical Miles. We offer voyages every fall and spring.
Open to all majors
Earn 12-15 Academic Credits
Select courses from 20 – 25 fields of study
Each course includes an in-country field class allowing for an experiential, global comparative education
Receive an official transcript from Colorado State University
Grants & Scholarships Available
60% of our voyagers receive some form of financial aid.
Need & Merit Grants
IMPACT Project Cohort (Community Engagement)
Minority Serving Institution Scholarships
Student Assistant Grants
Inclusive Engagement Scholarship
Alumni Provided Grants
Global Journalism Fellowship
Get connected, Start your journey
Inquire today to meet your admission counselor. Or if you’re ready to set sail, click the apply button!