How much does it cost to do a Semester at Sea?
Semester's Tuition & Travel
Semester at Sea allows you to earn up to 15 Colorado State University credits to be transferred to your home institution.
Over the course of the semester, you will sail to 10-12 destinations.
All meals aboard the ship are included. Even on days in port. Meals are served buffet style three times a day. Vegetarian options are made available at every meal. A late night snack for a quick study break is also available most evenings at sea.
Housing & Amenities
Cabins are included with the fees as well as access to the gym, pool, spa, and other amenities. Prices vary by cabin. Crew Gratuities ($2 per day) are included with your program fees. Additional gratuities are always welcome and can be charged to the shipboard account during the voyage.
Comprehensive Travel Health Insurance
All participants are automatically enrolled in a Comprehensive Travel Health insurance plan for the voyage. This includes access to the shipboard medical clinic, mental health center, and in-port emergencies
Academic Field Classes
All students are automatically enrolled in one Field Class, or in-country educational trip, for each of their courses.
Full-time, On-site Residential Student Services Staff
Throughout the voyage, students will have shipboard support of a Student Life team including Resident Directors, Academic Dean, Executive Dean, Field Office Director and a Medical Team.
Advisement and Assistance by ISE Program Administration
To help you prepare for you voyage, ISE will give you step-by-step guidance to apply for visas, gain medical approval and complete all other pre-voyage requirements.
The anticipated fuel fee based on our initial cost projections is included in your program fees. However, in the event of extreme fuel price fluctuations, Semester at Sea reserves the right to add an additional charge, or refund a portion of the fuel fee, with notice given no later than 30 days prior to departure.
*Expenses are subject to change depending on global cost fluctuations
All students have a shipboard email address with which they can send and receive email messages on and off the ship.
Program fees are subject to change. All cabin categories subject to availability.
Expenses related to travel to and from the ports of embarkation and debarkation, textbooks, in-country travel, personal spending, and incidental fees are additional. Payment options include: check by mail, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), or E-check via MyVoyage. Please note that a 2.7% service fee will be added to all debit/credit card transactions (except for the $1,000 deposit payment and Field Program payments).