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Welcome Parents


Be Part of the Voyage Experience

Semester at Sea is one of the most rewarding and broadening experiences your child can undertake during their college years. In a single semester, your voyager will gain rare insights into the complex circuitry of our world, which will result in academic inspiration and growth, expanded career options and a level of personal development that could not occur during a traditional semester of college.

As a parent, you are a key player in the voyage experience of your child and we welcome your involvement in every step of the journey.

Resources for Your Student's Voyage

Your child is off on the experience of a lifetime, but you have specific questions. There are an abundance of resources available to the parents of SAS voyagers.

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Diversity at Sea
Parent FAQ & Additional Resources

Parents, Welcome to the SAS Alumni Community

As key players in the voyage experience of your son or daughter, we extend our thanks and gratitude for your support and encouragement on this life-changing venture. The Semester at Sea Parents Council is a great way for you to remain connected to the program and we look forward to seeing you at events, and perhaps on a voyage of your own one day as a Lifelong Learner on Semester at Sea!

SAS Alumni Community
Parents Council
Parent Trip

Ways for Parents to Stay Involved

News for Parents

There are many ways to stay connected to the program and get the news you want. The official SAS blog, News from the Helm, is the best way to follow the current voyage and get specific information. Follow our social media channels to read stories and see photos from the voyage.

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You Can Sail as a Lifelong Learner!

The Lifelong Learning program provides an opportunity for you, your family and friends to have a Semester at Sea experience by engaging with and studying alongside enthusiastic students from around the world.

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Lifelong Learning Voyages

Support the SAS Annual Fund

Gifts from parents support every aspect of Semester at Sea. Annual Fund revenue supports student support services, faculty initiatives on the voyage, special field and travel opportunities that arise during the semester, and special student awards and student leadership experiences. In addition, your gift strengthens the overall visibility and international recognition of Semester at Sea throughout the world.

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SAS Annual Fund