All Hands on Deck: The Campaign for Semester at Sea

At Semester at Sea, we’ve proven that we can do anything when we come together. Your generosity has strengthened our resolve and honed our vision: the All Hands on Deck campaign set and exceeded an unprecedented goal to raise $50 million. Thanks to your support, we made history together!

Our Campaign Success:

Total raised




Our campaign goal was met in December 2022.

Campaign Overview

Semester at Sea continues to set the standard for comparative global education.

To ensure our life-changing educational opportunities remain possible, we need your support. The All Hands on Deck campaign represents an important moment in Semester at Sea’s history, one that — with the commitment of our alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and Lifelong Learners — will help redefine the program and its future.

“The success of this campaign is owed to the leadership of Erin Anderson and John Tymitz, Shelley Galloway, Jeffrey Glazer and our entire Advancement Team, including the leadership of our former Vice President, Audra Brickner.”

Scott Marshall, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Thank you to our supporters!

The All Hands On Deck campaign, launched in 2017, was Semester at Sea’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Alumni, supporters, and foundations contributed $50,790,529.98 in cash, pledges, and planned gifts, most of which are in support of student scholarships.

“Achieving this goal is a testament to the fact that our alumni and friends believe, as I do, that the world desperately needs global citizens who welcome and seek to bring about positive change in the world,” Marshall said. “People who see beyond borders. Beyond stereotypes. Who have stepped across thresholds, joined hands, and come to appreciate – even love – what is different, what is new and what is challenging.” 

-ISE President and CEO, Scott Marshall

Our Goal:

$50 Million

The All Hands on Deck campaign began on December 1, 2017.

Total Amount Raised:

$50.8 Million

Campaign Priorities

  • 40% Scholarships
  • 20% Unrestricted Support
  • 20% Endowment
  • 10% Programmatic Enhancements
  • 10% Faculty and Staff Support

Make an Impact

There are many ways for you to continue to support Semester at Sea, and a number of gift options offer significant tax and income benefits. From traditional cash gifts, pledges, or charitable bequests to giving your time and talent, your contribution makes a difference. This is always an opportunity for all Semester at Sea alumni and friends to come together and ensure Semester at Sea continues to create global citizens who contribute to and respect the world’s values, practices, and cultures.

Make an Impact Today

What we do tomorrow will be possible because of the gift you make today.