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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Deans Craig Chesson and Travis Mayard

Meet the Fall 2022 Executive and Academic Deans

  On every Semester at Sea voyage, the leadership qualities exemplified by the executive leadership team are vital aspects of setting the tone for our shipboard community. This semester, Executive […]

State of the Institute — Fall 2022

We are pleased to share the State of the Institute from ISE President and CEO Dr. Scott Marshall. Our team is eager to embark an excited and energetic community on […]

Apply to be a Youth Trustee with ISE’s Board of Trustees

Continue your SAS Journey as a Youth Trustee! Semester at Sea is seeking applicants for a Youth Trustee to join the Institute for Shipboard Education’s Board of Trustees. About the […]

Semester at Sea Summer Hours

Please be advised that the Institute for Shipboard Education home office will be closed on Fridays during the months of June and July. Semester at Sea Summer Business Hours (June/July): […]

New SAS Logo Reveal

Semester at Sea is proud to unveil a new look and feel designed for the next generation of global citizens. Take a look at our new logo below! Coming soon: […]