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Topic: History

  • Finding History in the Sugar Cane Fields

    While docked in Barbados, students in Professor Alexander Nalbach’s History of the Atlantic course had the opportunity to visit several historical sites on the island with history related to the […]

  • Music Cultures: Samba in Salvador

    Musical practices, aesthetics and skills that can be observed in Brazil’s music and dance came with the slaves who were taken from their homes in Africa during the Atlantic slave […]

  • Traveling to Find Unwritten Words

    Sometimes we feel like there are no words to describe an experience on Semester at Sea. In travel, we are bombarded with so many new experiences, new tastes and new […]

  • 2014 Founders Day Student Perspective: Following Family Footsteps

    Parker Dannenberg Student Parker Danneberg grew up hearing about the excitement of Semester at Sea. Both parents had done the program; his mom on the Spring 1982 voyage and his […]

  • 2014 Founders Week: A Friend of a Founder

    What’s your Semester at Sea story? With Founders Day coming up tomorrow, members of the current shipboard community were challenged with what this celebration means to them. The Fall 2014 […]

  • 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 […]


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