Experience

Global Ambassadors

Alumni Mentorship Program

Global Ambassadors are recent alumni who are still enrolled as undergraduate students — possibly at your campus, or a campus near you! They are trained to answer any questions you may have about the program and share their unique experiences with you.

Calling all SAS Alumni!

Recent alumni can apply to be a Global Ambassador.

Connect with a Current Global Ambassador

Aaditya Pillai
Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion
Aaditya Pillai
Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion

Try to make the most of your experience

  • Current School
    Earlham College and Earlham School of Religion
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Economics
Alberto Negron Negron
Inter American University Puerto Rico Bayamon
Alberto Negron Negron
Inter American University Puerto Rico Bayamon

Enjoy every moment of the ship life.
Try to talk at least once with everyone on the ship.

  • Current School
    Inter American University Puerto Rico Bayamon
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Aviation
Eloise Riley
University of California: Santa Barbara
Eloise Riley
University of California: Santa Barbara

My biggest advice is to stay open minded throughout the voyage, and stay outside of your comfort zone! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you have to take advantage of all of the experiences and lessons you can learn!

  • Current School
    University of California: Santa Barbara
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Chemistry
Emma Eaddy-Holmes
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Emma Eaddy-Holmes
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

My advice is try not to worry so much when things change on your voyage! It will happen but it often leads to the best stories. My favorite ports were Cyprus and Sweden!

  • Current School
    Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Bioological Sciences
Emma Floyd
Chapman University
Emma Floyd
Chapman University

My advice is to remember that the ship is just as important as any of the countries you will visit. The relationships you will form will your fellow passengers will last a lifetime, so enjoy every moment. My favorite ports were Japan and Vietnam.

  • Current School
    Chapman University
  • Voyage
    Spring 2020
  • Major
    Business Administration
Ethan Bello
Grand Canyon University
Ethan Bello
Grand Canyon University

Don’t take a single second of time for granted while on the ship. It’ll very quickly become your favorite place in the entire world.

  • Current School
    Grand Canyon University
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Exercise Physiology
Hallie Higgason
University of Oklahoma
Hallie Higgason
University of Oklahoma

A piece of advice that I would offer future voyagers is to embrace all of the experiences that are coming your way. Home is where the MV World Odyssey is.

  • Current School
    University of Oklahoma
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    International Studies
Isabella Worsham
Oklahoma State University: Stillwater
Isabella Worsham
Oklahoma State University: Stillwater

Cherish every little moment, it’ll be over before you know it!

  • Current School
    Oklahoma State University: Stillwater
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Entrepreneurship
John Dickerson
Grand Canyon University
John Dickerson
Grand Canyon University

My advice is don’t experience your journey through your camera. It’s great to take some pictures, but make sure to experience places through your own eyes. My favorite ports were Vietnam and South Africa.

  • Current School
    Grand Canyon University
  • Voyage
    Fall 2017
  • Major
    Engineering
Josilyn Kalepp
Michigan Technological University
Josilyn Kalepp
Michigan Technological University

Say yes to everything! Sleep isn’t important in port!!

  • Current School
    Michigan Technological University
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Engineering
Kirk Mowl
University of Florida
Kirk Mowl
University of Florida

Let the voyage be a voyage into your new life, one filled with endless possibilities.

  • Current School
    University of Florida
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    International Business
Kortnie Koebel
Texas Tech University
Kortnie Koebel
Texas Tech University

One piece of advice I would offer to future voyagers is to step out of your comfort zone and experience everything SAS has to offer.

  • Current School
    Texas Tech University
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Sociology
Kyla Bollinger
University of California: Berkeley
Kyla Bollinger
University of California: Berkeley

Don’t be afraid to take advantage of opportunities for adventure, and try things you’ve never done before! Take the time to check in with yourself and be intentional with your time and actions while onboard!

  • Current School
    University of California: Berkeley
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Interdisciplinary Studies
Lesly Diaz
Colorado State University: Fort Collins
Lesly Diaz
Colorado State University: Fort Collins

Say yes to everything and be open to new experiences.

  • Current School
    Colorado State University: Fort Collins
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Psychology
Madaleine Domingo
University of San Diego
Madaleine Domingo
University of San Diego

Remember to keep an open mind and embrace each day at sea and in port. Live in the moment and stay off technology so you can make the most of this life changing adventure!

  • Current School
    University of San Diego
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Political Science
Madeline Palm
Indiana University
Madeline Palm
Indiana University

My advice is to come with an open mind and expect the unexpected. My favorite ports were Japan and Vietnam.

  • Current School
    Indiana University
  • Voyage
    Spring 2020
  • Major
    Finance
Madeline Saito
University of Colorado: Boulder
Madeline Saito
University of Colorado: Boulder

It is important to be open to new experiences and adaptable. There are always new things to do and new people to meet so don’t be nervous to get involved or reach out to do activities in country or on the ship with a new people.

  • Current School
    University of Colorado: Boulder
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Communication Arts
Megan Clements
California State Universities: San Diego
Megan Clements
California State Universities: San Diego

Go into every experience with an open minded. Sometimes the best experiences occur randomly and out of the blue, do not be afraid to jump into a new adventure.

  • Current School
    California State Universities: San Diego
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
Parisha Sehrawat
University of British Columbia
Parisha Sehrawat
University of British Columbia

Semester at Sea is going to be an amazing adventure but also an overwhelming one. So don’t forget to pause for a moment, take a break, and reflect on your experiences. Journaling might be a great idea!

  • Current School
    University of British Columbia
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Economics
Sarah Sauer
SUNY: University at Buffalo
Sarah Sauer
SUNY: University at Buffalo

Appreciate every moment both on and off the ship – even the challenging ones. Take every opportunity to pursue new experiences and relationships.

  • Current School
    State University of New York: University at Buffalo
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Business Administration
Sophia Monti
University of Miami
Sophia Monti
University of Miami

One piece of advice I would offer to future voyagers is to be flexible & open to everything! Plans are constantly changing during SAS, and being able to go-with-the-flow makes the experience so much more enjoyable!

  • Current School
    University of Miami
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Public Health
Sophia Rizzuti
University of California: Berkeley
Sophia Rizzuti
University of California: Berkeley

Go out of your way to meet new people, especially in the first couple of weeks! Everyone feels uncomfortable and nervous at first make an effort to introduce yourself and meet new people, join clubs on the ship, sit with a new individual at every meal, and step outside of your comfort zone. The friends you make on Semester at Sea will be lifelong friends.

  • Current School
    University of California: Berkeley
  • Voyage
    Spring 2022
  • Major
    Psychology

Alumni — Apply to be a Global Ambassador!

Did you love your experience with Semester at Sea? Do you want to help spread the word about our program to more students on your campus? Become a Global Ambassador with SAS!

Global Ambassadors are outstanding and articulate SAS student alumni who are currently enrolled as undergraduates and possess a strong desire to spread the mission, vision, and value of Semester at Sea on their college or university campus. Through innovation and creativity, each ambassador keeps their story of SAS alive and invites others to embark on their own voyage of discovery with SAS. A Global Ambassador is an active voluntary member of the SAS alumni community.

Program Benefits

Becoming a Global Ambassador

All student alumni who meet the following criteria may apply to become Global Ambassadors.

#1

You love talking about Semester at Sea and want to engage with future students.

#2

You are able to work as part of a virtual supportive network, taking initiative and having an ability to work autonomously.

#3

You are in positive disciplinary standing with SAS and at your home institution.

#4

You do not have an outstanding balance with SAS.

#5

You are currently enrolled as an undergraduate student.

Upcoming Deadlines

Next Application Deadline

January 31, 2023

Next Training Date

February 17, 2023 at 12 pm MST

Global Ambassador Application