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What is Semester at Sea?
With the world as its classroom and more than 55 years of experience, Semester at Sea integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework and hands-on field experience for meaningful engagement in the global community.
Over a 100-day voyage on a shipboard campus, students are offered a wide variety of coursework from 20 – 25 fields of study that are integrated with relevant field classes in up to a dozen countries, allowing for an experiential, comparative education that is truly global.
On average, each voyage travels:
- 10-12 destinations
- 4 continents
- 20,000-25,000 nautical miles
- 100-105 days
Where do we sail?
Featured Voyage: Fall 2021
Fall 2021 Voyage: Amsterdam, Iceland, Poland, Sweden, Kiel Canal transit, Ireland, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Israel, Suez Canal transit, India, United Arab Emirates
Who Can Apply?
- Students must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited college/university (domestic or international)
- Students must have completed at least one full term at the post-secondary level
- Students must demonstrate at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good academic standing
- Students must have their school’s judicial affairs office complete a disciplinary clearance form at the time of application
- Students must demonstrate their writing skills in a 300-500 word essay as indicated on the application