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What is Semester at Sea?

With the world as its classroom and more than 55 years of experience, Semester at Sea integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework and hands-on field experience for meaningful engagement in the global community.

Over a 100-day voyage on a shipboard campus, students are offered a wide variety of coursework from 20 – 25 fields of study that are integrated with relevant field classes in up to a dozen countries, allowing for an experiential, comparative education that is truly global.

On average, each voyage travels:

  • 10-12 destinations
  • 4 continents
  • 20,000-25,000 nautical miles
  • 100-105 days
Academic Partner: Colorado State University
Students can earn 12-15 academic credits from Colorado State University during the voyage.

Where do we sail?

Next Voyage: Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Voyage: Poland, Kiel Canal Transit, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama Canal Transit, Ecuador, Costa Rica


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Please complete this form if you are interested in opportunities for prospective students. If you are interested in the Lifelong Learning program click here, or for  employment opportunities for faculty and staff, please email

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Cost and Funding

Frequently Offered Courses

Frequently Offered Courses