Our Vision: To be the leader in comparative global education.

We, Semester at Sea, place high value on:

Global Engagement

Global engagement that educates and connects our students to world challenges.

Academic Quality

Academic quality that fosters global awareness through profound international experiences.

Health and Safety

Health and safety as the leading priority for all programs and operations.


Commitment to our alumni and friends, with whom we seek to create a lifetime connection.


Integrity and the commitment to uphold the principles of honesty, trust, and respect.


Diversity among people, ideas, and points of view.

Organizational Excellence

Organizational excellence through financial sustainability, continuous learning, teamwork, innovation, transparent communication, and adaptability.