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  • Cape Town water shortage

    As the Spring 2018 Voyage approaches South Africa, the recent news coverage of unprecedented drought and subsequent water shortage has generated questions regarding Semester at Sea’s six-day port stay in […]

  • Discovering theatre in Vietnam

    Theatre and performance can be seen everywhere in our daily lives. According to Introduction to Theatre professor Dr. Megan Lewis, you can learn a lot about a culture from how they act […]

  • MV World Odyssey outside Barcelona, Spain on the Fall 2017 Voyage.

    Semester at Sea secures ten-year lease on MV World Odyssey

    The Institute for Shipboard Education is pleased to announce the completion of a long-term lease agreement for the MV World Odyssey, which will ensure the stability and sustainability of the […]

  • Rock the Dock 2018

    A wedding, a New Year’s Day party, and a Semester at Sea reunion all rolled into one? The third annual Semester at Sea Rock the Dock event in San Diego […]

  • Global Studies prepares students for Japan

    Twelve days at sea between Hawaii and Japan have given Global Studies director Alex Nalbach a lot of time to prepare students for culture shock in Kobe. Semester at Sea’s […]

  • Spring 2018 Voyage: By the Numbers

    A Few More Facts About the 124th Voyage of Semester at Sea: Total Student Enrollment: 536 Gender: 415 Female Voyagers and 121 Male Voyagers. United States and International Representation: 89% students are […]

  • Spring 2018 discovers the Aloha spirit in Hawaii

    At 08:00 on January 12, 2018, the MV World Odyssey docked in it’s first port of the spring voyage: Honolulu, Hawaii. With cabin fever settling in, students were excited to […]

  • Nancy Hartley: Academic Dean and student advocate

    Sailing out of retirement, Dr. Nancy Hartley is ready to get back into the realm of higher education; only this time, she’s also traveling the world. Hartley is serving as […]

  • John Burkoff: Executive Dean and Semester at Sea veteran

    Dr. John Burkoff, executive dean of the Spring 2018 voyage, is no stranger to Semester at Sea. Not only has he been involved as a Semester at Sea parent, but […]

  • Spring 2018 embarks on journey of a lifetime

    At around 10:30am on January 5, 2018, buses full of sleepy, anxious and wide-eyed Semester at Sea voyagers descended upon Ensenada, Mexico for the embarkation of the 124th voyage on […]

  • Origami and Temples in Kyoto

    For Fall 2017 voyagers, traditions were brought to life during the “Origami and Temples in Kyoto” field program. They got in touch with their spiritual side visiting multiple temples, including […]

  • Life Along the Mekong Delta Homestay Field Program

    The Mekong Delta River could very well be deemed the “lifeblood” of south-western Vietnam. Citizens of the Mekong Delta region not only rely on the river for resources and transportation […]

  • Faculty member Nancy Janus navigates the world

    For Fall 2017 Voyage Faculty Member Dr. Nancy Janus-Berry, Semester at Sea was not something spontaneous; she has been planning to sail for over ten years. “SAS has been a […]

  • Ho Chi Minh: What’s In a Name?

    For Dr. Pamela Hollie’s International Mass Communications course, the classroom came to life during their field class in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. “We learned a lot about Ho Chi […]

  • Voyagers visit Hiroshima Peace Park

    In between visits to ancient castles, Shinto temples, and sushi restaurants, Fall 2017 Voyagers taking part in the Hiroshima & Himeji overnight field program paused at the Hiroshima Peace Park […]


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