Topic: History

  • Exploring Volubilis
  • A Religious Journey through Morocco

    With its proximity to countries challenged by political and religious strife, Morocco sits on a very different pedestal than many nearby nations. While the country has a strong majority of […]

  • Made in Lisbon: A City of Tiles

    As the MV Explorer pulls into port, an incredible skyline emerges in the heart of Lisbon that is not to be missed. Under the red-tiled rooftops, beautiful facades decorated in […]

  • Heritage Travelers: Family Pilgrimage to Ireland

    Mae-Ling Maureen Choquette has grown up with the importance of heritage being drilled into her head. Each one of her names is a badge of her family’s history, having a […]

  • A Tale of Mindful Traveling

    As mindful travelers on Semester at Sea, students are always looking for alternative experiences to commercial tourism in every port, such as service-learning or engaging with professors on a field […]

  • Climbing Bray Head

    Geocaching the Way to Bray

    Five students of the Fall 2014 Semester at Sea voyage took time out from exploring Dublin, Ireland to seek hidden treasures in the coastal village of Bray.  As members of […]

  • Inspired to Serve at Omaha Beach

    Meet Ryan Frazier, a student at the University of Colorado Boulder. Ryan is also a student on the Fall 2014 voyage and currently an officer candidate for the United States […]

  • Different Paths, One Destination

    With students from around the world, it would be hard to find two with the same exact story. For some their Semester at Sea voyage was a right of passage, […]

  • Heritage Travelers: Hiding in Belgium

    With many on board having strong European familial ties, the Fall 2014 faculty and students had the unique opportunity to trace their origins throughout their Atlantic Voyage. With the ship […]

  • International Law: Justice for Yugoslavia

    Crimes against humanity. Mass Murder. Genocide. These topics could wake up any 9:00am class. With 14 countries already on their schedule, the International Law class added just one more region […]

  • The Stony Shores of the Emerald Isle: West of Ireland Field Program

    Semester at Sea field programs are an excellent opportunity for students to let someone else do the travel planning. The organization and care that goes into these trips is top […]

  • 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 […]

  • Photo Gallery: Sacred River & Stunning Monuments

    On a multi-day field program, voyagers traveled far from the port city of Kochi to visit the chaos of Varanasi and the impressive monuments of Agra. From viewing commonplace activities such […]

  • Breathing Deep In The Birthplace of Yoga

    While in India, a group of students spent two days at an Art of Living yoga retreat training their minds and bodies to be more present and in the moment. […]

  • Field Lab: Keeping Singapore Sustainable

    Seated in an air-conditioned auditorium at the National University of Singapore (NUS), students in Prof. Ellen Bassett’s Global Cities/Ordinary Cities class listened to two dynamic presentations from experienced urban planners. […]


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