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Alumni Engagement with Diversity and Inclusion

We value the experiences and perspectives of underrepresented voyagers who are now a vital part of our alumni community. We have ongoing and new programs in development to help voyagers share their stories and engage with future voyagers who may have similar experiences.

Diversity Peer Mentor Program

We are seeking energetic alumni to chat with prospective voyagers from underrepresented backgrounds. If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to connect you with prospective voyagers:

Low-Income, LGBTQ, First Generation, Veteran, Physical Disability or limited mobility, learning disability, African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, Multiracial, or if you identify with a specific religion.

Apply to Be a Mentor

Diversity Abroad's Global Student Leadership Summit

Diversity Abroad’s Global Student Leadership Summit, “is an opportunity for emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in professional development workshops to enhance their career readiness by learning how to articulate and leverage their international experience for career and graduate opportunities.”

Taking place annually, typically in the spring semester, Semester at Sea seeks to nominate recent alumni to attend this summit by paying the registration fee and providing a travel grant to selected students. Alumni applicants must meet certain requirements set by Diversity Abroad and Semester at Sea. SAS emails alumni from recent voyages once nominations opens each year.

Learn More about GSLS Nominations

Post Voyage Reflections

Diversity and Inclusion Climate Survey

Prior to the conclusion of each voyage we distribute an End of Voyage survey to all shipmates, and we have included several key questions related to diversity and inclusion on board our ship, including impactful programming, critical incidents, in-port support, and general voyage perceptions. Anonymous survey feedback is shared with the Diversity Advisory Committee and with ISE Leadership. We encourage all voyagers to take part in this survey.

Alumni Panels

At the conclusion of voyages, ISE’s Diversity Advisory Committee has hosted post-voyage panels with voyage alumni (students, faculty, and staff) to learn more about the specific community climate during their voyage. Our staff values these discussions so that we can continue to  make adjustments and implement new programming on future voyages. Topics discussed include:

  • Orientation
  • Community Programming
  • Coursework
  • Faculty/Staff Representation
  • Voyage Specific Incidents
  • Marketing & Recruitment
  • Website