Tag: Myanmar

  • Interport Lecturer discusses ethical travel with voyagers

      As part of Semester at Sea’s mission to prepare the next generation of global citizens with the knowledge and experience needed to tackle the challenges and opportunities of a […]

  • Traveling the world brings Derezin family closer together

    When lifelong learner Mike Derezin first embarked on Semester at Sea, he was in his 20s. Now, many years later, he is proud and excited to have made the journey […]

  • Myanmar homecoming ten years in the making

    Exactly ten years to the date, Spring 2018 voyager and solo Burmese student Richard Thawng returned back to his home country of Myanmar as the MV World Odyssey sailed into […]

  • Interport lecturer talks human rights activism in Myanmar

    As an advocate for human rights in Myanmar, Khin Zaw Win was invited aboard the World Odyssey to speak on his work in trying to improve his country by helping […]

  • Fall 2017 makes port in Myanmar

    Hello from Myanmar! The MV World Odyssey docked Sunday in Myanmar, the fifth port of the Fall 2017 Voyage. With just a four days between leaving India and making land in […]

  • Longneck women of Myanmar

    Field Program Preview: Longneck Women of Loikaw

    Semester at Sea partners with various providers to develop Field Programs that provide exceptional experiences for our voyagers to explore off-the-beaten path destinations.  One such program, Longneck Women of Loikaw, a […]

  • Spring 2017 Voyager on IMPACT Program in Thanlyin

    Karine Werdmolder stepped off the bus in Thanlyin village, just outside Yangon, Myanmar, and found herself surrounded by 50 children, waiting anxiously for visitors. As she walked through the group of children, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Spring 2017 Voyagers helped water activists in Bagan

    Field Program works with local village in Myanmar

    Bagan, located in the heart of Myanmar/Burma, is home to the most dense concentration of Buddhist temples in the world. A region filled with ancient man-made wonders, Bagan is facing age-old […]

  • Spring 2017 reaches Myanmar/Burma

    Greetings from Yangon! The ship arrived to Myanmar/Burma’s largest city at 1100 on Monday, Feb. 20. Once known as Rangoon, Yangon is home to seven million people and is the […]

  • Yangon: Messages of Sound and Silence

    “The Underground acts as a reverberant space; cavernous and dim, it echoes with sounds and voices to unfold in uncertain yet urgent messages.” — Brandon Labelle Spring 2015 voyagers studying […]

  • Pomelo: Helping Designers Reach an International Market

    For its target customer, Pomelo isn’t an easy store to find. The retail store sits on the second floor of a building overlooking a busy street in downtown Rangoon (Yangon), […]

  • A Day Of Laughter In Twante

    While visiting Burma (Myanmar) students signed up to participate in a one-day, impact field program that would visit the Phayangyi Mingular Monastery, an orphanage school located in the Twante Town­ship, […]

  • Novication Ceremony

    Spring 2015 voyagers got the chance to witness a Novication Ceremony while in Burma (Myanmar) in which children are initiated as novice monks in the Therevada Buddhist monastic tradition. Student […]

  • Burma – A Change In Perspective

    I have to admit, out of all the places on the Spring 2015 voyage itinerary, Burma (Myanmar) was on the very top of my list. I was beyond excited, even […]

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