Topic: Science

  • Students Experience the Geology of Peru First Hand

    Friday, May 26th, 9 am. 13 students, one professor and one reporter boarded a bus headed for a day of hands-on geology as part of the Geology of Central America […]

  • Academic Dean Rosalyn Berne works in a common area aboard the MV Explorer.

    The Many Lives of Academic Dean Rosalyn Berne

    Semester at Sea has a grand tradition of academic deans. Unfailingly, their bios tell the tale of an impressive and rich life in academia. On the surface, the Short Term […]

  • Student Story: Sailing Down the Amazon

    Will Haddad, a cinema major from McDaniel College, cut this video of footage from his riverboat trip on the Amazon earlier this semester. Students spent 3 days and 2 nights […]

  • Starry, Starry Nights

    Back in the earlier explorer days, the stars played a huge role in navigating the seven seas. Times have changed, and thankfully the crew on the MV Explorer‘s bridge has […]

  • Health History at Groote Schuur Hospital

    The Taj Mahal. The Great Wall of China. Groote Schuur Hospital? It may not top the list of world landmarks, but Groote Shuur Hospital is definitely among the medical wonders […]

  • The Changing Landscape of Safari Economics

    Semester at Sea organized 60 different trips for faculty and students during the 6-day stop in Cape Town, including a selection of safaris to every corner of the country. These […]

  • An Illustrated Guide to Cape Point

    Cape Town is known for many things, such as its social history, its mountainous backdrop, and, most recently, its role as a 2010 World Cup host. What many folks don’t […]

  • Exploring Champagne Reef

    The MV Explorer made a brief stop in Dominica last week, offering students 22 field programs in a short span of 2 days. Watch this video of students exploring the […]

  • Video: Exploring the Catalan Coast

    Students on the Summer 2011 voyage of Semester at Sea explored the Catalan Coast with professor Sian Davies-Vollum.

  • Critters of the Amazon River

    On the December Enrichment Voyage: Passage through the Amazon, participants will have the opportunity to sail up the Amazon River. The Amazon River is one of the longest rivers in the world, second only to the Nile, and is responsible for about 20 percent of freshwater discharge into the oceans.

  • Turning Back the Tide of HIV/AIDS in Honduras

    This is the face of HIV/AIDS in Honduras. The 31-year-old woman, almost as tiny as a child, has been a commercial sex worker since she was 14. At 15 she […]

  • Video: "What's the problem with Pitch Lake?" La Brea, Trinidad

    Students in the Maymester course “Real Communities, Real Problems & Real Solutions” visited Pitch Lake in La Brea, Trinidad. It’s one of the only places on earth where pitch – or tar – bubbles up naturally from the ground.

  • Garbage Dump Next to Mangrove Swamp

    How To Fail Absolutely Everyone

    Garrick Louis wanted his students to see this. The 17 undergraduates in his course “Understanding Water & Sanitation” didn’t have to wait long after the embarkation of this voyage to […]

  • The Importance of Visiting Brazil

    On December 30, 2011, the The MV Explorer will enter the Amazon River in Northern Brazil for the first Enrichment Voyage visit to Brazil since 2008. It is incredibly important for us to understand and visit this burgeoning economic powerhouse and strategic ally of the United States.

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