Because of Semester at Sea I have learned to believe in myself regardless of the challenges, and I now fully embrace differences and view them in a positive way. SAS was just the beginning of the voyage of a lifetime for me and how I will impact this world. —Maureen Ocholla, Spring 2017

Ways To Support SAS

  • Make a Gift

    Semester at Sea/Institute for Shipboard Education is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Semester at Sea is completely dependent upon enrollment revenues and philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, friends and other corporate sponsors.

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  • Get Involved

    Connect with shipmates through reunions, shipboard and regional events, philanthropic opportunities and other activities.

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  • Tell Your Story

    Alumni stories are the most important way that people understand the true impact of the Semester at Sea program. Read stories from fellow shipmates and learn ways in which you can help spread the word about SAS.

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