Tag: Fall 2011

  • Social Entrepreneurship from Serengetee and Semester at Sea

    A fistful of fabric, $3,000, and the experience of sailing around the world. That’s all Jeff Steitz and Ryan Westberg, students on the Fall 2011 Voyage of Semester at Sea, […]

  • "Semester at Sea parents trip" "Tai Chi in Beijing"

    Bonus Top Ten: Parent Trip

    Many parents of Fall 2011 students joined the Semester at Sea parents trip and met up with their children in Hong Kong. During the trip, the parents were able to visit the Great Wall of China, take part in a Tai Chi class in Beijing, and get a sample of what the Semester at Sea experience is really like.

  • Hike the Great Wall of China in 3 minutes

    Never hiked the Great Wall of China before? Follow along with students from the Fall 2011 voyage of Semester at Sea for this fast-paced journey along one of man’s most amazing accomplishments.

  • Top-Ten Tuesdays: Back to Basics

    As the MV Explorer sets sail from Yokohama to begin our long Pacific crossing, the Semester at Sea community has time to reflect back on the hectic and wonderful schedule […]

  • Student Video: Eyes on the World

    Like many of us, Alanah Rodriguez Aleman is no stranger to hearing her mother remind her to keep her eyes open. Looking beyond the literal translation of those admonishments, she interprets it through the lens of a global Semester at Sea voyage instead. Alannah is a student on the Fall 2011 voyage.

  • Postcard From Cambodia*

    *Though not an official stop on the itinerary, nearly half the Fall 2011 participants took part in one of the four trips Semester at Sea offered to Cambodia.

  • Student Video: The World's Children

    Semester at Sea alumnus and founder of Pencils of Promise Adam Braun joined the Fall 2011 Semester at Sea voyage from Morocco to Ghana. He shared many stories and experiences with the shipboard community while he was there, and one in particular struck a chord with Rebecca Dickinson.

  • In Search of Tigers

    By: Kristin Luna, Fall 2011 Voyage Staff Member Most Semester at Sea students set off from Chennai in search of the Taj Mahal or Varanasi; however, one group of 24 […]

  • Cheering for the Unsung Heroes

    What do meals, energy production, clean living quarters and safe transportation all have in common?  On the MV Explorer, each of these invaluable aspects of life aboard a floating campus […]

  • Cultural exchange through theater

    At the heart of the Semester at Sea experience is the reciprocity that comes from actually meeting the people in each country as opposed to seeing them as tourists. These are the paraphrased words of Professor Michael Williams who is teaching theater classes aboard the MV Explorer for the Fall 2011 Voyage. This piece drives right to the heart of that sentiment and is a lasting answer to the question, “Why Semester at Sea?”

  • An Evening With the Williams Family

    An evening with the Williams family is a joy, and not unlike an evening with most families.  One hears playful banter about which of the parents’ universities the children prefer, […]

  • Organizing the Chaos: A Staff Member's Perspective

    By: Kristin Luna I had visions of nautical-minded students mucking decks and hoisting sails the first time I heard of Semester at Sea back in my college days. It wasn’t […]

  • Bearing Witness: Slavery in Ghana

    Follow along with participants of the Fall 2011 Voyage as they visit a school and orphanage for the beautiful children of Ghana, as well as the slave castles and walk the very halls so many were unable to escape.

  • Meet the Team!

    Semester at Sea has a work-study program through which students can apply to work in some capacity on the voyage. Highly competitive, students may only apply to work in one […]


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