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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State of the Institute Q&A session – February 2021

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Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Report

Alumni and friends of Semester at Sea, we are pleased to share with you our Annual Report from the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Philanthropic support from alumni and friends like you has […]

All Hands on Deck Donor Profile: Chris & Savannah Sinfield

Transformative Voyage Inspires Lifelong Philanthropic Commitment In the fall of 1989, Chris Sinfield embarked on his maiden voyage with Semester at Sea. “We sailed out of Vancouver, British Columbia direct […]