At Semester at Sea, we see firsthand the impact our global comparative education program has on our voyagers’ educations and futures. And, because we are an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, we are completely dependent on philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, Lifelong Learners, friends, foundations, and corporations to supplement enrollment revenues and make sailing with us a possibility for a broader range of students.
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Semester at Sea
2243 Centre Avenue #300
Fort Collins, CO 80526
The Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea’s Tax ID# is: 95-3075415.
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DTC Transfer Information:
DTC Participant Number: 0141
Agent Name: Wells Fargo/Roanoke VA
Account Number: 35652693
Account Name: Institute for Shipboard Education
Attention: Lloyd Laughlin
Mutual Fund Transfer Information:
First Clearing, LLC
FBO: Institute for Shipboard Education
Account Number: 35652693
One North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
Honor Roll of Donors
Semester at Sea appreciates all who invest in the global education of our students. Semester at Sea’s Donor Honor Rolls recognize those who contributed to the organization between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022.
Support scholarships, the SAS Annual Fund, and Field Programs at Semester at Sea.
Find information, videos, and descriptions of the various funds our donors support on our Semester at Sea Impact portal. You may donate directly on the portal, or name a fund in your donation via any of the other methods listed here.
To increase your impact, funds listed on our portal are shareable via social media, and we invite you to bring your friends and family aboard on your giving journey.
Because of Semester at Sea I have learned to believe in myself regardless of the challenges, and I now fully embrace differences and view them in a positive way. SAS was just the beginning of the voyage of a lifetime for me and how I will impact this world.
I have always loved to travel and Semester at Sea introduced me to places and people that changed my life forever.
[On] Semester at Sea, I got to see 14 different countries in a period of three months. That just added a lot of richness and color and depth to my understanding of my place in the world, and what else was out there.
Semester At Sea was hands down, one of the most influential experiences of my life, education, and career. My voyage has afforded me opportunities and experiences that have helped me to not only be a better person, but a better business owner, leader and most importantly, a world citizen. If it wasn’t for the scholarships and grants I received, I never would have been able to attend. Through the generosity of others, my life trajectory was forever altered. And because of these generous souls I was inspired to create a SAS Scholarship Fund at my mom’s university.
Students Receive Aid
Donor-funded scholarships make SAS accessible to more students.
Total Aid Given
Last year, SAS awarded more than 2.7 million dollars in financial aid.
Donations cover more than one-fifth of SAS expenses.
Private Philanthropic Support
Donations from our supporters are a critical source of revenue. (Cash and Pledge Payments received FY22)
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Your Support of Global Education Matters More Than Ever.
Our voyagers experience new cultures, diverse religions, and the impact of economic disparity firsthand — and return inspired and energized to contribute to a better world. Your gift has an immediate impact on our ability to deliver life-changing experiences and world-class education by supporting scholarships, in-country experiences, and shipboard community enhancements.