Tag: University of Virginia

  • Racing Through Ireland

    Racing through countries is not a concept new to voyagers, but actually racing in the country was a first for 23 members of the Fall 2014 shipboard community. Setting out […]

  • Seven-to-Three

    Who is Fall 2014?

    The 117th voyage of Semester at Sea is underway but who is aboard the MV Explorer? The Fall 2014 voyage enrolled 629 students from 251 colleges and universities.  The average […]

  • Gaining a New Appreciation for Water in Lisbon

    Each day at sea, Assistant Executive Dean Rita Enders gives the voyagers on the Fall 2013 voyage a report on the water consumption for the day before: “Fresh water consumption […]

  • Academic Dean Rosalyn Berne works in a common area aboard the MV Explorer.

    The Many Lives of Academic Dean Rosalyn Berne

    Semester at Sea has a grand tradition of academic deans. Unfailingly, their bios tell the tale of an impressive and rich life in academia. On the surface, the Short Term […]

  • Join Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove on December 2011 Enrichment Voyage

    This December’s voyage will feature Rita Dove as one of its keynote speakers. Presently, she is a professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. where she lives with her husband.

  • Our Floating Academical Village

    Thomas Jefferson’s ideal educational setting was summed up by his use of the phrase “Academical Village”. He saw value in professors and students living and working in close proximity to each other because he knew that learning could extend well beyond the classroom to spontaneous conversations and daily interaction.

  • The Summer 2011 SAS Voyage Ends, But The Journey Continues!

    Written by: Jordan Edelheit (Student) As the end of this voyage approaches I can’t help but feel incredibly lucky to have been part of the wonderful 2011 Semester at Sea […]

  • 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 […]

  • Students Experience An African Camel Trek Adventure In Morocco

    Written by:  Amy Anderson and Nikki Comer (Students) Before we got to Morocco, one thing was certain. Our African adventure needed to include a camel. So when an opportunity presented […]

  • The Shipboard Community Is Alive With Talent

    Written by: Robbie Cook and Ally O’Connenll (Students) The lights drop, the music fades, and a single spotlight illuminate the Union. On stage walks Ryan Olsen, a mic and and […]

  • The First TEDxSemesterAtSea Event Inspires Students and Faculty

    Written by: Kendra Poole (student) I think many would agree that ship days can be some of the best days – especially when there’s something as evocative, moving, and thought-provoking as […]

  • Finding Wisdom in Sofia

    Written by: Nina Russell (Student) “I know what I want to do with my life now,” smiles a friend after the Semester at Sea US Embassy Homestay trip to Sofia. […]

  • Religious Pilgrimages Are The Oldest Form of Travel

    Written by: Tracy Ehlers (Faculty-Anthropology) Photos by: Lori Fares My FDP for Dubrovnik was actually not in Croatia, but in Bosnia. It was in Medugorje, where in 1981, the Virgin […]

  • Lifelong Learners Give Grandson a Summer to Cherish Together

    Written by: Owen Crean (Student) It was the year 2000, and I was in 3rd grade.  At the time my class was actively engaged in following my grandparents’ travels as […]

  • Knights Templar: A Medieval Experience in Spain

    Written and photos by: Emily Sale (Student) In Spain I had the experience to partake in a trip called “Templar Experience”, which took place in Lleida. With my group I […]


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