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Fall 2014 Embarkation: Backpacks, Books, and Luggage

The Port of Southampton was abustle with incoming voyagers on August 23rd. From around the world, 629 college students traveled to England ready to embark on the Fall 2014 voyage of Semester at Sea. The 108 day voyage will take students, lifelong learners, faculty, and staff to 16 countries across the Atlantic Ocean. With smiles on their faces, only a world of new cultures awaits them as they depart on their voyage of discovery.

Thumbs-up!
Academic Dean David Brenneman (left) and Executive Dean Sue Weitz (right) prepare to welcome the Fall 2014 students to the MV Explorer.
Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg
First Aboard
Five Elon University students, including Sam Stein (left) and Ruth Robinson (right), were the first to arrive aboard the MV Explorer.
Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg
Juggling Luggage
Students’ luggage is transported by port staff directly from check-in on to the ship after passing through security.
Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg
Tymitz Time
Lively throughout the day, Tymitz Square served as a hub where all questions could be answered for incoming voyagers.
Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg
Union Unity
In the Union, students received additional course field program information among other assistance.
Photo by: Jessica DePeppo
Hello, my name is...
Angela McMaster of Saint Joseph’s University received her name tag as the final part of the check-in process.
Photo by: Jessica DePeppo
Orange you glad you're aboard!
The inaugural lifeboat drill takes place as voyagers gather at muster station B2 on the forward port side of the MV Explorer.
Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg
Repositioning
Once all passengers were secured, the MV Explorer changed births within the Port of Southampton in preparation for the next day’s departure.
Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg
Fond Farewell
As the MV Explorer repositioned, parents came out to wish their students well on their Fall 2014 voyage of Atlantic Discovery.
Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg
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