Tag: South Africa

  • Exploring the Bottom of Pyramid Markets in South Africa

    On the final day the MV Explorer was docked in Cape Town, South Africa professor Susan Muller took her class to visit the vibrant nearby townships. During this rare field […]

  • Popular Music of Cape Town

    For Spring 2015 voyagers, the MV Explorer’s arrival in South Africa coincided with the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. As a part of their field lab, Students in professor Erik […]

  • Finding HOPE in Cape Town

    While seated in deep, cushioned chairs at the Tygerberg Hospital where the prime minister of Germany Angela Merkel once sat listening to the same presentation, SAS students took diligent notes […]

  • Khayelitsha Township – Crafting Empowerment

    During a field program students visited Khayelitsha, South Africa’s fastest growing township, to get a glimpse of Social Entrepreneurship in action. In addition to visiting the Khayelitsha Craft Market, where […]

  • Swimming My Way Around the World

      Some people like to shop their way around the world. I prefer to experience ports by swimming and finding pools in as many ports as I can. This solution […]

  • Interport Students Teach and Learn Aboard the MV Explorer

    Picture this: Every seat in the MV Explorer’s Union is filled. Students are crowding in and standing at the back of the room, listening intently to the speaker standing in […]

  • South Africa Field Lab: Bush Radio and Cape Times

    You’re tuning in live to Cape Town’s Bush Radio 89.5, pioneer community radio station, dedicated to giving the people a voice since 1993. With a range of local and international […]

  • 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, […]

  • The Spring 2012 Voyage Says Goodbye

    This semester’s 570 students disembarked this week in San Diego, heading out towards their futures with an international and interconnected outlook on life. The 108th voyage of Semester at Sea has officially come to an end after 105 days, 12 countries, and 25,000 nautical miles around the world.

  • Work of the World

    Travel isn’t sight-seeing. Travel is experiencing. The Spring 2012 itinerary brought students to dozens of cities on 4 different continents in order to see firsthand how life takes place around […]

  • Open Ships Flip the Script & Lets the World Learn about SAS

    While Semester at Sea students head down the gangway to explore each new country, there’s often a crew of new students climbing up the stairs to take their place for […]

  • Health History at Groote Schuur Hospital

    The Taj Mahal. The Great Wall of China. Groote Schuur Hospital? It may not top the list of world landmarks, but Groote Shuur Hospital is definitely among the medical wonders […]

  • South Africa – Through Our Lens

    570 students. 60 programs. 6 days. Watch this amazing video to get a sense of the culture, community, wildlife, and landscape of Cape Town during the Spring 2012 voyage’s stop […]

  • Buyers and Cellars: Business Class in the Vineyards

    Back in Cape Town, business students headed to Warwick Estates in the famed Cape Winelands with Dr. Alysse Morton, this semester’s professor of Operations Management and Global Management. Morton, a […]


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