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Submit an inquiry to learn more about Semester at Sea study abroad!

Are you interested in Semester at Sea but not quite ready to apply?  Let us know and one of our admission counselors will answer any questions you might have.

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
Academic Partner: Colorado State University
Students can earn 12-15 academic credits from Colorado State University during the voyage.

Where do we sail?


Featured Voyage: Fall 2022

Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Suez Canal Transit, Jordan, Oman, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Japan

Who Can Apply?

Traditional Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-granting institution
  • Completed at least 12 credits at the post-secondary level
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • If below a 2.5, additional evidence of academic support may be requested to review an application holistically, such as an academic explanation and an academic letter of recommendation
  • In good academic standing and not of disciplinary probation at time of embarkation

Non-Traditional Student Admission Requirements:

  • International Student Admission Requirements
  • Gap Year Student Admission Requirements
  • Post-baccalaureate Student Admission Requirements

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Program Overview

Cost and Funding

Frequently Offered Courses