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  • Grappling with Globalization in Ghana

    In Ghana, internationally recognizable products are advertised on billboards that tower over street vendors selling plantain chips to passing cars. Mitsubishi dealerships nestle next to pockmarked roads, and luxury condos […]

  • Fall 2017 Arrives in Ghana

    Greetings from Ghana! The shipboard community has been vibrant during the sail from Spain. Voyagers have bonded over activities such as poetry writing sessions, trivia night, speed (friendship) dating, and […]

  • Fall 2017 Interport Lecturer Akosua Busia helps create global citizens

    Akosua Busia has an incredibly impressive resume—she is an award-winning poet, songwriter, actress, author, filmmaker, a daughter of Ghana (of Ghana’s second prime minister, as a matter of fact)—and happens to […]

  • Highlights from Spain

    Photo highlights from Fall 2017’s first port: Barcelona, Spain.

  • Fall 2017 Voyage: By the Numbers

      A Few More Facts About the 123rd Voyage of Semester at Sea: Total Student Enrollment: 558 Gender: 417 Female Voyagers and 141 Male Voyagers. Age: Ranging from 17 to 27-years-old, with […]

  • History, Art, and Culture Combine in Barcelona Field Class

    The ability to combine in-port experiences, hands-on learning, leading international experts, and current real-world events has always been a hallmark of Semester at Sea. And for the Fall 2017 Voyage’s […]

  • Fall 2017 reaches Barcelona

    Greetings from Barcelona, Spain! On September 15, the MV World Odyssey arrived in the first port of call on the Fall 2017 Voyage. Just six days in to the voyage, […]

  • Meet Fall 2017 Academic Dean John Olienyk

    John Olienyk is no stranger to Semester at Sea, or education abroad. After retiring from 37 years of service at Colorado State University, traveling and teaching in over 60 countries […]

  • Fall 2017 begins the journey of a lifetime

    559 students from over 65 countries commenced what is sure to be a life-changing adventure today as the Fall 2017 Voyage of Semester at Sea set sail from the Columbus […]

  • In support of the University of Virginia and Charlottesville

    We would like to acknowledge that part of Semester at Sea’s heritage has its roots in Charlottesville on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Although we are now far […]

  • “Just Be At Sea”: The Impact of Semester at Sea

    Each voyage touches and shapes every student differently, but for Ari Gootnick, the Fall 2015 voyage was particularly life changing. His experience inspired him to document how the voyage has […]

  • Semester at Sea Announces Vice President for Academic Affairs

    The Institute for Shipboard Education is pleased to announce Dr. Scott Marshall as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Marshall brings with him a strong background in academic leadership […]

  • Institute for Shipboard Education President Announces Retirement

    The Institute for Shipboard Education today announced the retirement of Dr. Loren Crabtree, effective August 31, 2017. Dr. Crabtree’s retirement comes as ISE has successfully completed its move to academic […]

  • Longneck women of Myanmar

    Field Program Preview: Longneck Women of Loikaw

    Semester at Sea partners with various providers to develop Field Programs that provide exceptional experiences for our voyagers to explore off-the-beaten path destinations.  One such program, Longneck Women of Loikaw, a […]

  • Semester at Sea Bike to Work Day is June 28

    Updated (June 28, 12pm): Bike to Work Day was a success with a total of 105 visitors who stopped by the Semester at Sea station. Thank you to everyone who […]


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