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Topic: History

  • Postcard from Morocco: My Exploration in Cooking and Culture

    When I signed up for a travel writing class on this voyage, I expected to find a new best friend in my journal, to have my syntax and grammar picked […]

  • Newgrange: Discovering Ireland's Ancient Past

    Dr. Louise Harmon of Tuoro College takes her Philosophy of Human Nature class on a trip to Newgrange, a prehistoric site in the County Meath, Ireland.  Built in 3200 BC […]

  • SAS Gets Political in Hamburg: Students get a lesson on German Politics and Elections

    September 22 is Germany’s major election day, when voters will select their new Chancellor (the equivalent of the U.S. President) or keep the current Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in office. While in […]

  • Travel Writing Students Get a Bit of the Odd & Academic in Russia

    Students in Sarah Sloane’s travel writing class, one of three on the Fall 2013 voyage, took her students to several out-of-the-ordinary museums to inspire their creativity to practice three styles […]

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    Meet Dmitry L. Strovsky—Interport Lecturer from St. Petersburg

    The Fall 2013 Semester at Sea community had the pleasure of sailing with Dmitry Strovsky, a professor at the Ural Federal University, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, from Southampton, England to St. […]

  • The Speech that Transformed a Nation

    Fifty years ago today—August 28th 1963—civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now famous speech “I Have a Dream” before more than 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln […]

  • Semester at Sea Celebrates 50 years of Shipboard Education

    The embarkation of the Fall 2013 Semester at Sea voyage marks the beginning of a yearlong celebration of the program’s 50th anniversary. In 1963, the maiden voyage of Semester at […]

  • Gibraltar: Defense from Within

    The Summer 2013 Voyage has finally come full circle. After sailing around the Mediterranean Sea, the MV Explorer is face to face with the great Rock of Gibraltar, once again. […]

  • Mountain Monasteries, and Ancient Synagogues

    During a recent visit to Barcelona, SAS students enrolled in Professor Elizabeth Barre’s Comparative Religion Class explored Barcelona’s grand Cathedral, toured the majestic Montserrat where they learned more about monastic life […]

  • Writing About a Day in Provence

    During a recent visit to Marseille, students of Professor Wendy Zomparelli’s Feature Writing course traveled to Aix-en-Provence, where they observed locals, participated in a walking tour, experienced traditional French cuisine, […]

  • Music in Malta: Sounds of Għana

    On Sundays, simple strokes on a handmade guitar echo loudly from local establishments on the island of Malta. A high-pitched voice penetrates the walls with deep-rooted traditional poetry that transports […]

  • Visiting Cinecittà: Europe's Largest and Longest-Operating Film Studio

    Cinecittà is the largest and longest-operating film studio in Europe. Home to classic movies like La Dolce Vita and The Godfather III, Cinecittà also played host to some of the most […]

  • Photographing Lucca in Focus

    When does a photograph become more than just a tourist snapshot? As travelers, we always try to take a picture of the perfect sunset or the beautiful landscapes and often […]


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