Shipboard Traditions Explained: What is Neptune Day?

Some shipboard traditions may not make sense unless you’ve sailed with Semester at Sea. Take Neptune Day, for instance. Do you have to shave your head? And what are these pollywogs […]


  • Spring 2019 End of Voyage Video

    After 106 days, 12 countries, 13 cities, and a enough memories to fill more than a few travel journals, Spring 2019 Voyagers are now adventuring without their shipboard community alongside […]

  • Entrepreneurship in Action: Moroccan Business Owners Exchange Ideas with Voyagers

    For their final field class of the voyage, students enrolled in Colorado State University Professor Chris Blocker’s product design class spent the day networking and collaborating with six Moroccan entrepreneurs […]

  • From Bean to Bar: Exploring the Origins of Fair Trade Chocolate in Ghana

    Ghana is the second largest producer of cacao in the world, behind Ivory Coast, which provided Semester at Sea students an excellent opportunity to see the process of chocolate production […]

  • The First Week at Sea, From a Voyager’s Viewpoint

    My first week on Semester at Sea has been very different from anything I’ve ever known. I had no clue who my roommate was until she walked into our cabin […]

  • Whales, Sharks, and Penguins: Biogeography Field Class in South Africa

    Safaris are often synonymous with travel in South Africa, as flocks of visitors come to spot the iconic Big Five. But did you know that there is also a Marine […]

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