Academics in the Field: Field Classes

Each Semester at Sea course (with the exception of Global Studies, which has a different Field Class structure) has one required, uniquely designed, day-long Field Class that takes place in one of the countries during the voyage.

Field Classes are developed by the professors to apply concepts from their course to real-life situations through meetings and activities with local experts and organizations. Students spend one day in the field with their professor and classmates, experiencing course content in action.

Field Classes and their respective assignments are a required part of each course and constitute approximately 20 percent of a student’s grade as well as 20 percent of the course’s required contact hours.

For more information about individual Field Classes, visit the Courses page within each voyage page.