Our Program

Semester at Sea aims to offer opportunities every year to allow study abroad representatives to learn more about our program. If you would like to tour our campus you can visit us during an Open Ship event. If you have a more flexible schedule, participate in a Site Visit Program. Site Visits allow you to meet current voyage faculty and staff, observe classes and shipboard life, participate in field programming and assist with the embarkation/disembarkation processes.

Please see below for upcoming Study Abroad Advisor Events. If you are unable to participant in one of our advertised events, we may be able to arrange an independent option for you to visit our campus. Please contact Chris Churma, Director, University & Education Abroad Relations for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR STUDY ABROAD REPRESENTATIVES


SITE VISITS 
Participating in a Semester at Sea site visit is a great opportunity for study abroad representatives to tour our campus, meet current voyage faculty and staff, observe classes and shipboard life, participate in field programming and assist with the embarkation/disembarkation processes.


UPCOMING SITE VISITS 

Join Semester at Sea onboard their floating campus, the MV World Odyssey! Site visitors have two options to choose from:

  • January 2-5, 2018: Join Semester at Sea faculty and staff in San Diego, CA and participate as an active member of orientation. Tour the MV World Odyssey and learn about health & safety, in-country programming, academics and teaching at sea, student life at sea, diversity and inclusion, and more. Stay onboard in private accommodation and sail overnight to Ensenada, Mexico to assist with the embarkation of the Spring 2018 students. Return to San Diego, CA via provided shuttle transportation. Overnight in San Diego.
  • January 2-12, 2018: In addition to above, participants can have the opportunity to sail with the ship to its first port-of-call, Honolulu, HI. Participants will be able to participate in student orientation, sit in on classes, participate in community events, and have the option to attend a Semester at Sea Field Program in Honolulu.

Please note: There is limited cabin space available for the sail to Honolulu. Requests to sail will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will be asked to share accommodations on a double-basis with another site visit participant.

Click here for for detailed Site Visit information. Online registration is required. Additionally, the site visit program is only open to study abroad professionals. Significant others and/or family members are not permitted to attend.

Registration Deadline for Site Visits: December 11, 2017


OPEN SHIP TOURS
Semester at Sea’s version of a traditional open house, gives students, families, and study abroad representatives the opportunity to experience the MV World Odyssey. Don’t miss the chance to come tour our ship and learn about the value of a truly global education. There really is no better way to get a feel for the unique nature of the Semester at Sea experience.


UPCOMING OPEN SHIP TOURS

  • San Diego, CA (January 2, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm): This open ship is an exclusive program designated for study abroad advisors only. The advisor program includes dinner onboard our campus. Register online or contact admission@semesteratsea.org for more information. If you have any prospective students, faculty, or staff interested in visiting the ship, there will be a separate San Diego Prospective Voyage Open Ship Event the evening on January 3, 2018.
  • Honolulu, HI (January 12, 2018, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm): This open ship is an exclusive program designated for local-area study abroad advisors only. The advisor program includes lunch onboard our campus. Register online or contact admission@semesteratsea.org for more information. If you have any prospective students, faculty, or staff interested in visiting the ship, there will be a separate Honolulu Prospective Voyage Open Ship Event the afternoon of January 12, 2018.

Registration Deadline for Open Ship Events: December 11, 2017