Get Involved

When you disembark from your voyage, it’s not the end of your journey with SAS — it’s only the beginning! The voyage continues within each one of us and in each of our lives as we go out into the world as connected and engaged global citizens. From the moment you step off the gangway, you’re officially a lifetime member of the SAS Alumni Association.

Ways to Share

Semester at Sea alumni are the best recruiters and spokespeople for the program.

Sharing your Semester at Sea experience with prospective students, Lifelong Learners, faculty, and staff allows us to help grow our Semester at Sea community around the world! To our alumni — thank you for your sharing your time, talents, and expertise in support of Semester at Sea!

Connect with SAS on Social

Social media is often the first place prospective voyagers explore when considering embarking on a voyage of their own, and it’s a great way for alumni to get involved. Follow, share, retweet, comment, and join the conversation using #SemesterAtSea. Feeling nostalgic? Tag us in a post highlighting some of your favorite pics from your voyage!

Email, Blogs, and Reviews

  • Give SAS a shoutout in your email signature: “I sailed around the world with Semester at Sea — ask me how!”
  • Follow our official blog, and share posts with your network.
  • Leave us a review on popular study abroad websites such as and GoOverseas.


Stock up on Merch!

Nothing sparks up a Semester at Sea convo better than wearing your favorite hoodie! Keep your SAS swag trendy by stocking up via the SAS store!

Share Your Personal Story

Engage with your community

  • Tell prospective students, faculty, and staff about your SAS experience and encourage them to apply for an upcoming voyage.
  • Invite your family and neighbors to sail as Lifelong Learners.
  • Tell your story at group meetings or events.
  • Lead an info session with student groups on campus.
  • Host a meeting at organizations such as Rotary Club, Lions Club, Junior League, etc. and encourage prospective Lifelong Learners to sail.

Participate in our Wavelengths Series

Wavelengths is our online video series featuring talented SAS alumni from around the world who have an inspiring and transformational story to share. Videos are broadcast and archived on the SAS Alumni Association YouTube Channel. If you haven’t already, subscribe to our channel, and look for our new Semester at Sea Wavelengths Podcast wherever you get your podcasts!

Get Involved With Your Local Alumni Chapter

Connecting and engaging shipmates through regional events, reunions, philanthropic opportunities, and other activities, the Alumni Association exists to keep alumni connected with each other and the life-changing program of Semester at Sea.

Mentor & Network

Global Ambassador Program

Semester at Sea Global Ambassadors are outstanding student leaders who have recently returned from a voyage and are excited to share their experience and encourage others to see the world! This is perfect for students interested in maintaining a strong connection with Semester at Sea after their voyage while sharing their study abroad passion and program knowledge with prospective students via social media, e-mail, or on-campus engagement. As an additional bonus, you can add international education experience to your resume. We look forward to working with you!

Diversity Peer Mentor Program

We are seeking energetic alumni to chat with prospective voyagers from underrepresented backgrounds. If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to connect you with prospective voyagers: low-income, LGBTQIA+, first generation, veteran, physical disability or limited mobility, learning disability, African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, multiracial, or if you identify with a specific religion.

Share Your Updates With Our Advancement Team

Submit your newsworthy updates using the form below so your shipmates can stay up to date as you further your education, pursue new career interests, and make a difference in the lives of others.

Alumni Updates

Please tell us about yourself and your news worthy update.

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    It is an incredible privilege and a joy to be a part of what is really just a remarkable adventure—extraordinary experience for all of us—to be on this voyage.

    Semester at Sea changed my life. It is the reason I’m sitting here in this chair today as a State Department Foreign Services Officer.

    Semester at Sea has touched me in a way that makes me think about what I want to do and how I want my life to impact people.

    I have always loved to travel and Semester at Sea introduced me to places and people that changed my life forever.

    Wow! 20 years ago I stepped on the Universe Explorer in Vancouver, WA and my world changed forever. On my SAS journey, I experienced many of the global human rights and environmental issues I was intellectually aware of first hand. Supported by an extraordinary faculty and a cohort of dedicated students, my life path changed dramatically. I now design and facilitate international learning programming for young people at Global Routes and Carpe Diem Education with a commitment to pay forward the learning and transformation I experienced at sea.

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    I was a second generation voyager in 1987. My mom completed her voyage in 1963, and my daughter is a Spring 2020 alumna. SAS is life changing. The ability to experience world travel and so many different cultures while gaining academic credit is unequalled, but the lifelong bonds of friendship are invaluable and so precious! As Dean Tymitz says: The best is yet to come.

    Get Involved and Stay Connected!

    Connect and engage with shipmates through regional events, reunions, philanthropic opportunities, and more.