Gap Year Students

Semester at Sea offers a one-of-a-kind Gap Year Program. Students earn 10 or 13 college credits while sailing the ocean and visiting 10-12 different countries. Our ship, the MV World Odyssey,  is the most unique floating campus in the world, is equipped with classrooms, a movie theater, gym, wellness clinic, and more. Our ship is where you’ll learn, live, travel and reflect on your global, study abroad experience.

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduated High School by time of voyage
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0

Application Requirements:

  • Official High School Transcript
  • Gap Year Essay
    • 300-500 word essay on the following question 
      • Why do you wish to participate in Semester at Sea as a gap year student and how will your Semester at Sea voyage develop your personal global perspective? Highlight your discussion by focusing on how the overall experience of exploring multiple countries will further develop your awareness.
  • One Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • Disciplinary Clearance Form 
    • Completed by your high school
  • Optional items
    • SAT or ACT scores
    • Proof of admission to an accredited college or university

Apply Here!