Institute for Shipboard Education and Semester at Sea President and CEO Gary Ransdell

Join Semester at Sea to welcome and celebrate our new President and CEO, Dr. Gary Ransdell. In his first year, Dr. Ransdell is eager to meet Semester at Sea alumni, friends, parents, former faculty and staff, and Lifelong Learners.

Attend one of the events below to learn more about Dr. Ransdell’s vision for Semester at Sea, share your own experiences with our program, and connect with other passionate global travelers.

Your ticket purchase helps off-set the cost of the event, as Semester at Sea/Institute for Shipboard Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thank you for contributing to the continued success of the program.

For questions about any of the events below, please email

Upcoming Events


Denver, CO
July 28, 2018 | 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Gary Goes Global at the Rockies!

Join us as the Colorado Rockies take on the Oakland A’s. Semester at Sea will be celebrating Gary Goes Global in the Warning Track at Coors Field. Attendees will enjoy a private space with a great view of the field, as well as catered buffet dinner and a cash bar.

Tickets are very limited and cost $65 per person. The event will begin at 5:00, Gary’s remarks will be at 5:45 and the game will begin at 6:10 PM.

Portland, OR
August 24, 2018


Boulder, CO
September 2018


Pittsburgh, PA
September 2018


Chicago, IL
October 2018


Past Events

Hollywood, CA
Tuesday, February 27 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Beauty & Essex
1615 Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Orange, CA
Wednesday, February 28 | 6:00 – 8:00  PM

Hilbert Museum of California Art, Chapman University
167 N. Atchison Street
Orange, CA 92866


San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, March 27 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sens Restaurant
4 Embarcadero Center
Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA 94111


New York City, NY
Monday, April 23 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Elephant Room at Magic Hour
Moxy Times Square (18th floor)
485 Seventh Avenue (between 36th and 37th Street)
New York, NY 10018


Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, April 24 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036


Charlottesville, VA
Wednesday, April 25 | 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Darden School, University of Virginia
Saunders Hall
10 Duffy Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22903