Topic: Culture

  • Discovering theatre in Vietnam

    Theatre and performance can be seen everywhere in our daily lives. According to Introduction to Theatre professor Dr. Megan Lewis, you can learn a lot about a culture from how they act […]

  • Global Studies prepares students for Japan

    Twelve days at sea between Hawaii and Japan have given Global Studies director Alex Nalbach a lot of time to prepare students for culture shock in Kobe. Semester at Sea’s […]

  • Origami and Temples in Kyoto

    For Fall 2017 voyagers, traditions were brought to life during the “Origami and Temples in Kyoto” field program. They got in touch with their spiritual side visiting multiple temples, including […]

  • Life Along the Mekong Delta Homestay Field Program

    The Mekong Delta River could very well be deemed the “lifeblood” of south-western Vietnam. Citizens of the Mekong Delta region not only rely on the river for resources and transportation […]

  • Fall 2017 Voyagers set to explore China

    Voyagers aboard the MV World Odyssey celebrated Thanksgiving the best way possible—by arriving in Shanghai to start Fall 2017’s six-day stay in China. Shanghai, the tenth port of the Fall […]

  • 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, […]


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