Tag: Spring 2012

  • Playing Chess in Kochi

    According to board game history, chess originated in India during the 6th century. Fast-forward 1500 years and chess is still king of the board games, drawing students and professors alike […]

  • Culture, Cuisine, and the Anthropology of Food

    From The Last Supper to last night’s dinner, food has always played a fundamental role in a nation’s culture. Whether eating steamed tilapia off a green Brazilian banana leaf or […]

  • 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 […]

  • Service Learning at Gurukulam

    Semester at Sea builds its curriculum around cultural exchange and, in every port, students have the unique opportunity to interact with local communities on SAS trips. Already this spring, students […]

  • A Past Semester at Sea Visit to India Brings a Student Full Circle

    India has a way of drawing you back for a second visit. Or, in the case of Semester at Sea, seventy two visits. India appeared on the very first itinerary […]

  • The French Creole Connection

    Dominica and Mauritius have a few things in common. Sure, they’re both destinations on the Spring 2012 voyage, but there’s more to the story. Both are mountainous islands and snorkeling […]

  • Ambitious Mauritius: A Political Success Story

    The MV Explorer made a brief stop last week in Mauritius and, although students had a short time on shore, the incredible success story of the former British colony has […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Changing Landscape of Safari Economics

    Semester at Sea organized 60 different trips for faculty and students during the 6-day stop in Cape Town, including a selection of safaris to every corner of the country. These […]

  • Getting Your Sea Legs

    The MV Explorer is already a floating campus, so why not become a floating research university as well? Semester at Sea invited a top-notch team of researchers from around the […]

  • An Illustrated Guide to Cape Point

    Cape Town is known for many things, such as its social history, its mountainous backdrop, and, most recently, its role as a 2010 World Cup host. What many folks don’t […]

  • Student Photos – South Africa

    Molweni from Cape Town. With 6 days spread out across South Africa, students had plenty of opportunities to soak up summer in the southern hemisphere. Here’s a few of the […]

  • A Hip-Hop Pit Stop in Gugulethu Township

    Dr. Julie Strand, who previously brought her class to a Brazilian samba school, planned another evening of harmony, history, and hospitality in Cape Town. On the first day in South […]

  • Student Service at the City of Refuge

    Semester at Sea students visited the City of Refuge home in Tema, Ghana last week. Since 2007, the home has provided a safe space for children victimized by trafficking and […]


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