Topic: Student Life

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest March 21-March 28

    As the shipboard community completed their travels in Cape Town, South Africa and made their way to Ghana, sadly, the Spring 2016 Voyage has almost come to an end.  As […]

  • Meet the Captain of the MV World Odyssey

    Captain Kostas Siamantas roams the ship, making his daily rounds of inspections and check ups on the MV World Odyssey. He routinely makes this route and waves hello to the […]

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest: Jan. 5-10

    As the Spring 2016 Voyage around the world begins, students are beginning to make the transition into their new home–the MV World Odyssey.  With Hawaii only a day away students […]

  • Thank You Day of Giving Participants!

    A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Semester at Sea’s second annual Day of Giving! Not only did we meet our goal—we exceeded it! In a 24-hour window, together we raised […]

  • SAS Alumna and Entrepreneur Encourages Students to See the World

    In the spring of 2010, Bailey Richert, a then senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, decided to spend her last semester of college at sea, excited to experience the world. As […]

  • Favorite Field Programs to Return to Fall 2015 Voyage

    The Fall 2015 voyage is quickly approaching, and it’s time for soon-to-be voyagers to start planning in-port activities. As of today, Semester at Sea has rolled out its Fall 2015 […]

  • Faces of Spring 2015

    This past week the Spring 2015 voyage disembarked in Southampton, England, completing a voyage around the world in 112 days. As students return home, it is time to reflect on […]

  • Sociology of the Family in Namibia

    A primary goal of the Sociology of the Family course was for us to understand the origins and definitions of family and marriage, and to recognize the similarities and differences […]

  • Students Develop Ideas for Social Change through the Resolution Social Venture Challenge

    As the Spring 2015 voyage comes to a close, students have gained an invaluable global perspective and a desire to create impact for social good, but how can students take […]

  • Celebrating Passover in Namibia

    Passover is the time of year when people of Jewish faith from all corners of the world retell the history of the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. The story signifies the […]

  • IMPACT Scholars Reflect on the Spring 2015 Voyage

    IMPACT programs are intended to promote service and interaction between the shipboard community and local organizations, such as orphanages, universities, and non-profits. During the Spring 2015 Voyage, six IMPACT scholars […]

  • Discovering One for One with TOMS Shoes

    TOMS is an internationally known company. Best known for its shoes, the company also sells eyewear, coffee and bags, promising to help a person in need through its One for […]

  • Discovering Water

    Water is recognizably a necessity for all, though globally we lack equal access to this resource. My desire is to one day work on ground water treatment and distribution internationally […]

  • Mangrove And Coral Reef Restoration In Mauritius

    The island of Mauritius provided students aboard the MV Explorer a sense of excitement to soak up all that the first port in Africa had to offer. That morning, section […]

  • A Timeless Story Brought To Life In India

    Throughout history, timeless love stories have been passed down from one generation to the next. As a little girl, I read the story of Romeo and Juliet, cherished the tales […]


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