Tag: field class

  • Understanding Traditional Religions in Post-Modern Japan

    Kyoto: a picturesque city approximately an hour and a half away from the port of Kobe and home to 1,600 Buddhist and Shinto temples. There was no better location to […]

  • International Law framed through photos of the Vietnam War

    For U.S. students studying abroad on the Fall 2018 Voyage of Semester at Sea, the story of the Vietnam War has been ingrained through history classes, remembrances, and popular culture, […]

  • Voyagers talk mental health, illness in Kochi

    On the first day the MV World Odyssey was docked in India, voyagers were able to reflect and compare differing cultural attitudes around mental health treatment and stigmatization by visiting […]

  • Semester at Sea exchange held at Ghana Institute of Journalism

    Fall 2018 faculty member Dan Berkowitz was a professor at the University of Iowa for 30 years. During his time there, he met a Ghanaian student by the name of […]

  • Discovering theatre in Vietnam

    Theatre and performance can be seen everywhere in our daily lives. According to Introduction to Theatre professor Dr. Megan Lewis, you can learn a lot about a culture from how they act […]

  • Ho Chi Minh: What’s In a Name?

    For Dr. Pamela Hollie’s International Mass Communications course, the classroom came to life during their field class in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. “We learned a lot about Ho Chi […]

  • Fall 2017 reaches final port of the voyage

    As all voyagers know, Aloha means both “hello” and “goodbye”. So, as the MV World Odyssey arrives in the final port of the Fall 2017 Voyage, students are saying both […]

  • Photography Field Class Captures Shanghai

    As past Semester at Sea Voyagers and other visitors to Shanghai know, the city is home to one of the most visually stunning skylines in the entire world—especially when viewed […]

  • Kobe is Calling Fall Voyagers

    Well, that was fast. Just two days after leaving Shanghai, the MV World Odyssey arrived in Japan at 0730 on December 2 to begin Fall 2017 Voyagers’ five-day stay in […]

  • Fall 2017 Voyagers set to explore China

    Voyagers aboard the MV World Odyssey celebrated Thanksgiving the best way possible—by arriving in Shanghai to start Fall 2017’s six-day stay in China. Shanghai, the tenth port of the Fall […]

  • Multiracial and Decolonial Feminisms in Ghana

    Little man of independence. Little women of independence. I bid you well, because red is your freedom in the dirt you step upon. While in Tema, Ghana, Dr. Abena Busia […]

  • Grappling with Globalization in Ghana

    In Ghana, internationally recognizable products are advertised on billboards that tower over street vendors selling plantain chips to passing cars. Mitsubishi dealerships nestle next to pockmarked roads, and luxury condos […]

  • History, Art, and Culture Combine in Barcelona Field Class

    The ability to combine in-port experiences, hands-on learning, leading international experts, and current real-world events has always been a hallmark of Semester at Sea. And for the Fall 2017 Voyage’s […]

  • Spring 2017 partners with local organizations in Ghana

    Voyagers aboard the MV World Odyssey just spent four days exploring Ghana, and in addition to catching some stunning scenery and absorbing as much culture as they could, students also spent time learning about […]

  • Textiles class weaves together a view of Myanmar

    A day of browsing fabric shops, markets, galleries, and pagodas exposed Spring 2017 Voyagers to a fresh perspective on life and art in Myanmar/Burma. Students in Professor May Littrell’s Historic Textiles class started their […]


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