Topic: Culture

  • Female empowerment at sea and in India

    Life onboard the MV World Odyssey is a unique living experience—a magnified version of a college campus, with a diverse group of students sailing around the world together. Voyagers come […]

  • Fall 2017 Voyagers serve village in India

    Most Fall 2017 Voyagers made it to the Taj Mahal while traveling in India, thanks to different field programs options that all, at one point during the six-day stay in […]

  • Experience Guides Executive Dean Tom Jelke

    Dr. Tom Jelke, Executive Dean of the Fall 2017 Voyage is a seasoned Semester at Sea veteran. Jelke first set sail in the Summer of 2002, and the current Fall Voyage […]

  • A South African show starring Fall 2017 Voyagers

    Michael Williams, the second Interport Lecturer of the Fall 2017 Voyage, came onboard with something special planned: a performance, for students and by students, that reflected life in South Africa. […]

  • History, Art, and Culture Combine in Barcelona Field Class

    The ability to combine in-port experiences, hands-on learning, leading international experts, and current real-world events has always been a hallmark of Semester at Sea. And for the Fall 2017 Voyage’s […]

  • Fall 2017 reaches Barcelona

    Greetings from Barcelona, Spain! On September 15, the MV World Odyssey arrived in the first port of call on the Fall 2017 Voyage. Just six days in to the voyage, […]

  • 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 […]

  • P.F. Kluge and Student

    P.F. Kluge challenges Fall 2017 to travel thoughtfully

    Fall 2017 faculty member P.F. Kluge has a lifetime of travel experience, and almost every place he’s been, he’s written about. “I’ve traveled a lot. I was a longtime contributing […]

  • Professor Preview — Dr. Robert Smith

    Hands-on learning, with real-world application. It’s the basis of every Semester at Sea Voyage, and Fall 2017 Voyagers stand to benefit from from having Dr. Robert Smith’s unique combination of teaching and […]

  • Social Entrepreneurship from Serengetee and Semester at Sea

    A fistful of fabric, $3,000, and the experience of sailing around the world. That’s all Jeff Steitz and Ryan Westberg, students on the Fall 2011 Voyage of Semester at Sea, […]

  • Storytelling contest winner Cameron Hahn

    “What is a Traveler?” Storytelling Contest Winner

    Students, Staculty, and Lifelong Learners onboard the Spring 2017 Voyage competed in a storytelling contest, all trying to answer the question, “What is a traveler?” On April 7, voyagers had the […]

  • Spring 2017 calls on Morocco

    Marhabaan from Morocco! The MV World Odyssey arrived in Casablanca at 0700 on Tuesday, April 11. Casablanca is the second to last port of call for the Spring ’17 voyage. […]

  • Spring 2017 partners with local organizations in Ghana

    Voyagers aboard the MV World Odyssey just spent four days exploring Ghana, and in addition to catching some stunning scenery and absorbing as much culture as they could, students also spent time learning about […]

  • Spring 2017 set to explore Ghana

    Hello from Ghana! The MV World Odyssey arrived in Tema at 0700 on Saturday, March 31. Tema, located in Southeast Ghana, is not far from Ghana’s capital of Accra. Accra is […]

  • Maureen Ochalla

    Scholarship recipient Maureen Ocholla encourages diversity

      From a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya to a cabin aboard the MV World Odyssey, International Student Advancement Scholarship recipient Maureen Ocholla has an incredible story—one she is determined […]


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