Topic: Service

  • Clinic Clowns: Healing Through Laughter in Belgium's Pediatric Hospitals

    While the MV Explorer was docked in Antwerp, Belgium, artist-in-residence Barry Lubin brought his students to visit Cliniclowns, an organization that visits the pediatric wards of local hospitals to help […]

  • Service Visit: A Day to Remember at Maslina Children’s Center

    Students visit Djecji dom Maslina Children’s Center, the oldest children’s home in Croatia. It is a beautiful four-story home situated on the steep hills outside the old town of Dubrovnik, […]

  • SAS Students Learn by Lending a Hand in Naples, Italy

    Spending the day looking into the eyes of the poor in Naples can change someone forever… Students went from reading about poverty to working in a center that addresses poverty. […]

  • Bamboo, Bikes, and Business Class

    In a place where bamboo is plentiful but personal transportation can be scarce, there’s a bike company creating amazing things from the local land. Semester at Sea business and marketing […]

  • Seeking Our Own Stories

    “Tourists see, travelers seek.” With these words, Adam Braun, Semester at Sea alum and founder of Pencils of Promise, inspired a room full of students (of all ages) to remember […]

  • Meet Semester At Sea's Living Learning Coordinators

    Written by: Kytara Epps (Work Study Student) Far from just another voyage, Semester at Sea is like any other institute of higher learning. There are deans, professors, and clubs. There […]

  • Some of What it Takes to Float My…Ship!

    Written by: Jeanne Nicholson Siler (Writing Center Director)   Some of what it takes to float           my …. ship!   We left land on a Friday night. More than a […]

  • $100 Solution Comes to Gales Point Manatee, Belize

    The village of Gales Point Manatee in Belize, with a population of about 250, has many challenges, and some were the focus of a course on the Semester at Sea Maymester voyage, “Engineering a New Tomorrow.”

  • Paying for a Priceless Semester at Sea Experience

    When deciding whether to sign on for a Semester at Sea voyage, many students have one main question: How can I pay for it? Though the Institute for Shipboard Education […]

  • Slideshow: Learning is a two way street

    Maymester voyagers shared a day with students in Honduras and Guatemala where they were given the chance to teach and be taught by the children and their humble surroundings.

  • 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 […]


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