Semester at Sea Study Abroad

With the world as its classroom and more than 50 years of experience, Semester at Sea integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experience for meaningful engagement in the global community.

10+

countries

explore each semester

550

students

each fall & spring

1963

founding year

10-12

transferrable credits

from Colorado State University

32

average student country

representation each voyage

73000+

alumni

from around the world

Explore World Destinations

Fall 2024

Fall 2024

September 09 — December 22

Ghana Hong Kong India Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Netherlands Portugal South Africa Thailand Vietnam

Spring 2025

Spring 2025

January 05 — April 20

Germany Ghana India Kenya Malaysia Morocco Mozambique South Africa Spain Thailand Vietnam

School on a boat?

Not a boat, a ship!

Or rather a floating college. The MV World Odyssey will be your home away from home throughout your journey.

  • Student Cabins (closed-circuit TV, mini-refrigerator, closets, drawers, bathroom, daily linens, and a safe)
  • 9 Classrooms, Student Union, Library
  • Two Dinning Halls and an Outdoor Grill
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Spa and Hair Salon
  • Fitness Center, Sports Court, Ping Pong Table, Indoor/Outdoor Pool
  • Supportive community of faculty, staff, medical team, resident directors, Lifelong Learners, families, and crew

Open to all majors

Earn 12-15 Academic Credits

  • Select courses from 20 – 25 fields of study
  • Each course includes an in-country field class allowing for an experiential, global comparative education
  • Receive an official transcript from Colorado State University 

Grants & Scholarships Available

60% of our voyagers receive some form of financial aid.

  • Need & Merit Grants
  • IMPACT Project Cohort (Community Engagement)
  • Minority Serving Institution Scholarships
  • Student Assistant Grants
  • Inclusive Engagement Scholarship
  • Alumni Provided Grants
  • Global Journalism Fellowship
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