Tag: international education

  • SAS Discovers Cuba and True Cross-cultural connections

    The Fall 2013 Semester at Sea voyage returned to Havana, Cuba after nine years and was greeted by officials and students from the University of Havana. The dock was lined […]

  • The Importance of Fair Trade in the World

    Mario Marino, a student at Cabrini College, is passionate about fair trade issues to help improve communities throughout the world. Mario is currently sailing on the Fall 2013 voyage and […]

  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu Inspires SAS Voyagers Young and Old

    Just hours before leaving South Africa, the Fall 2013 voyage’s shipboard community received a special guest speaker: Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Long a friend, and staunch supporter, of Semester at Sea, […]

  • Fall 2013 Voyager Stephanie Cissell is Hugging the Turns and Keeping a Smile

    Stephanie Cissell knows that life is full of obstacles, but she doesn’t believe this should stop one for living fully.  Despite experiencing a number of challenges and tragedies at a […]

  • Fall 2013 Voyagers and Semester at Sea Support World Sight Day

    Today, October 10, is World Sight Day.  For Semester at Sea students, faculty and lifelong learners it is a day to showcase their support of ensuring that people around the […]

  • Postcard from France: Finding Hospitality in Le Havre

    I’ve never been to France before.  In fact, I’ve barely been to Europe. Days before we arrived in Antwerp, Belgium—an overland port, meaning we had the option to travel independently […]

  • Semester at Sea LipDub Ship Tour

    Ever wonder what the MV Explorer looks like? Ever wonder just what it is that makes the Semester at Sea program so special? This video answers both of those questions and does it with more than just a tip of the cap to the principles of global citizenship and exploration that our students come to embrace over the course of a voyage.

  • Video: Malaysia

    In this video Matt Kottenstette talks about his desire to someday return to Malaysia. His Semester at Sea experience has taken him from Morocco to Ghana to South Africa, Mauritius, India and now beyond. But it was in Malaysia that these experiences began to not only stand on their own, but form a continuum for Matt. He’s learned from the progression of cultures he’s encountered and recognizes so many more within the people of Malaysia.

  • 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.

  • 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?”

  • Bonjour Montreal!

      The 2011 Forum on Global Engagement bid adieu to conversations about Sino-U.S. relations aboard the MV Explorer as the ship docked in Montreal this morning, just a day before […]

  • The Alumni Ball Was A Memorable Evening For Everyone

      Written by: Dakota Klaes (Student) Last night the shipboard community enjoyed the traditional Alumni Ball event to conclude the summer 2011 voyage. Attendants dressed in their finest outfits and […]

  • Auctions Raise Funds for Future SAS Students

    Written by: Jeremy Dorn (Work Study Student) On Thursday, the Semester at Sea live auction rocked the boat for two hours as funds were raised toward shipboard financial aid and […]

  • Spotlighting the Shipboard Community

    We have a fantastic group of students and would like to spotlight them!  Enjoy 🙂 Matt Solondz says…   -Two things that make me smile on the MV Explorer are […]

  • Pompeii-Students Use Their Imaginations

    Written by: Julia Hansen (Faculty) A small theatre used for music concerts. Wood-fired ovens. Public fountains. Frescoes of fresh bread, and erotic frescoes. Pedestrian crosswalks. Atriums. A sauna. The grooves […]


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