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Technology at Sea

Life at Sea

Staying connected abroad and aboard MV World Odyssey

Semester at Sea utilizes a variety of technology platforms to enable our shipboard campus network and communications while at sea, and in port. Additional information regarding Internet packages, shipboard email, and general voyage technology set-up is made available to confirmed participants approximately 1-month prior to embarkation.

Technology On-board the MV World Odyssey

SAS Campus Network

The shipboard network provides access to resources needed for campus use. There is a basic file sharing system, print management, learning management system, direct messaging/discussion platform and intranet information site. Internet access is provided but with restrictions. While aboard ship, do not rely on the internet to access remote files, videos and other resources. Voyagers are provided a Seamail account for which to send and receive small emails during the voyage.  Instructions for setting up Seamail prior to embarkation are usually sent out 1-2 months prior to the voyage start. You’ll have instructions for setting up your access to the ship network once you arrive on the ship, including setting up your campus account/password.

On-Board Wireless Network

The MV World Odyssey has wireless available in most areas of the ship that allow access to ship intranet and the internet portal. Voyagers can access the ship’s free intranet (files and functions that are located on servers on the ship) from their personal devices such as laptops and smart phones. For each course, there is a folder on the intranet that holds electronic readings designated by faculty for that course. The library’s online catalog is available on the intranet. Other documents that require ship-wide access are also available on the intranet.  

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center is available for academic use on a 24hour basis. There will be IT work studies available during posted hours while at sea, who can help with basic IT and campus network issues. There are a 4 computers  for academic use. The Academic Success Center is also equipped with a laser printer that are accessible from any of the computers inside the Academic Success Center. Printing has a small per page fee associated with paper use. We encourage less printing to help make your voyage more sustainable. You can also find the voyage librarian who can assist with book checkout.  One of the ship snack bars is open during posted hours.