As we continue into week two of the Spring 2016 Voyage, students are beginning to get their¬†sea legs. ¬†After a day in Hawaii, the MV World Odyssey began its 11 day journey to Japan. ¬†On Jan. 15 the shipboard community crossed the International Date Line and woke up on Jan. 17. ¬†Take a look at this week’s posts and stay tuned for the beginning of our adventure in Japan!
Academic Dean’s Spring 2016 Blog
Are you a parent looking for more a more detailed account of your son or daughter’s voyage? ¬†The academic dean of the Spring 2016 Voyage, Victor Luftig has created a blog just for you!
When we sailed last time, it occurred to me that if I were a parent whose child was sailing as a student I would be grateful to hear occasionally from an adult on board who was describing what it was like to be on the ship. ¬†Semester at Sea does a great job of posting on Facebook and elsewhere as a voyage goes on: I don’t mean to compete with that, and if you are a parent, I hope you’ll check in on those kinds of postings too. ¬†But it’s not really their job to say, ‘Well, the seas were choppy for a while, but now they’re smooth,’ or ‘A lot of students are relaxing in the sun on the deck right now,’ or ‘People really seemed to go for the ice cream sundaes in the dining room tonight,’ and I won’t mind sharing those kinds of profundities–as well as accounts of what things re like from my side (the academic side).
-Dean Victor Luftig
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‚Äî SemesterAtSea (@SemesterAtSea) January 15, 2016
Happy Thursday! Seas the day!
‚Äî The MV World Odyssey (@MV_WorldOdyssey) January 14, 2016
Students spend time in the union playing cards on their last day before Hawaii! #sassp16 #sas #homeiswheretheshipis #ispentasemestersailingaroundtheworld #studyabroad #studyatsea A photo posted by Semester at Sea (@semesteratsea) on
“The journey is the destination” -Dan Eldon #sas #sassp16 #studyabroad #studyatsea #sasforever #homeiswheretheshipis #ispentasemestersailingaroundtheworld A photo posted by Semester at Sea (@semesteratsea) on
Professor Linda Gradstein blesses her son during a Kiddush aboard the @mvworldodyssey. Kiddush is a Jewish ceremony performed every Friday night, welcoming Shabbat. #sas #sassp16 #studyabroad #studyatsea #homeiswheretheshipis #ispentasemestersailingaroundtheworld #culturaldiversity #worldreligions #globalcitizens
Professor Terri Lituchy teaches International Negotiation as the MV World Odyssey makes its way through the Pacific. #sas #sassp16 #studyabroad #studyatsea #homeiswheretheshipis #ispentasemestersailingaroundtheworld A photo posted by MV World Odyssey (@mvworldodyssey) on
The Semester at Sea Media Ethics class had the chance to tour Hawai’i Public Radio today where they had their questions answered by News Director, Bill Dorman, and Executive Producer of Talk Shows, Beth-Ann Kozlovich. Thanks for hosting us @wearehpr ! #sas #sassp16 #sasforever #studyabroad #studyatsea #ispentasemestersailingaroundtheworld #homeiswheretheshipis
Students spot a whale during breakfast this morning as the @mvworldodyssey makes its way to Japan! #sas #sassp16 #sasforever #studyabroad #studyatsea #homeiswheretheshipis #ispentasemestersailingaroundtheworld A photo posted by Thinking About SAS? (@thinkingaboutsas) on
Students are eager to learn on day A5 of classes as they prepare for a lesson on shutter speed in their Documentary Photography class taught by Professor Erica Gentry. #sas #sassp16 #studyabroad #studyatasa #sasforever #homeiswheretheshipis #ispentasemestersailingaroundtheworld A photo posted by Thinking About SAS? (@thinkingaboutsas) on
Denby Fawcett, author of “Secrets of Diamond Head: A History and Trail Guide,” met with the Semester at Sea Media Ethics class and gave them an insider’s look at the crater.
Hey, SAS Alums!!!! Were you at Rock the Dock II in San Diego? Take a look at the photo gallery from this year’s annual alumni event!
Students begin their day with sunrise yoga to stay refreshed and energized as the MV World Odyssey – Semester at Sea continues to Japan.
Tonight students came together to learn the basics of the Hawaiian language and how to show respect to the Hawaiian culture. In less than 12 hours the MV World Odyssey will be in Hawaii!
¬†It’s a beautiful morning to enjoy breakfast outside on board the MV World Odyssey!
¬†Sunset is our favorite color.