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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Semester at Sea’s continued travel to Myanmar (Burma)

Within the past two weeks, the U.S. Treasury Department and the United Nations have released statements regarding the conflict in Myanmar (Burma) and the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim […]

Register for the 2018-19 Homecoming Voyage

  Registration for the 2018-2019 Homecoming Voyage opens August 1 at 9:00 am MDT! You can register online through the website or by calling the Semester at Sea home office at […]

Fall 2018 Voyage Familiar Waters for Wildlife Biologist Dr. Lindsay Young

For Fall 2018 Voyage Faculty member Dr. Lindsay Young, the ship may be different, but navigating the Semester at Sea program will be familiar waters. As an alumna of the […]

In Memory of Dr. Milt Waldron

Dr. Milt Waldron, a beloved member of the Semester at Sea family, passed away Tuesday night, surrounded by family and close friends. Dr. Waldron has been involved with the program […]

Alumni Spotlight: Author Matthew Iden

Spending a semester sailing around the globe doesn’t just influence how students study and see the world; it also has a major impact on the career choices of voyagers after […]