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Topic: Student Life

  • The Value of the Private Loan

    Once you’ve decided to study abroad, you have to decide how you’ll fund the experience. If you’re considering a loan to make it happen think of it as an investment in your future.

  • Bon Voyage Shipmates

    Meeting your fellow shipmates can be a great way to calm the nervousness you may feel before a global study abroad experience like Semester at Sea.

  • So Tell Me About Semester at Sea

    Every Semester at Sea participant has shared their love of the program at some time or another. And as easy as it seems, the simple act of sharing couldn’t be more important.

  • My job makes my day

    Some days I think about how lucky I am to have such a unique job. When most people are heading into their cubicle, a lot of days I’m already on […]

  • Sailing on Horseback: When Land and Sea Collide in Amazing Ways

    Semester at Sea has created a new Global Ambassadors program, whose participants are an excellent resource for first hand knowledge, experience and mentorship at over 100 colleges and universities.

  • Getting Social in the Middle of the Amazon River

    Semester at Sea has an active and generous online community in social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. We are working on ways to engage them even while the ship is at sea.

  • Countdown to first ever May Voyage is on!

    As the ship is being prepared for the April Enrichment Voyage, we can’t help but think that so much work and planning – for us AND the students – is about to come to fruition. We’ll see all of you May Voyage participants in just a few weeks!

  • I left thinking who I was, and came back as who I am

    We were inter-port students on the ship for about two weeks only, but learned so much, that it will really make a difference in our lives.

  • Slideshow: Week in Review, India and Neptune Day

    The shipboard community recently celebrated the time-honored Semester at Sea tradition of Neptune Day to honor those on board who crossed the equator for the first time during this voyage. […]

  • Neptune Day: Dare Ye Take the Shellback Test?

    Screams and shrieks from the pool deck echoed throughout the ship Sunday morning, March 13,  as “Neptune Day” ceremonies kicked off and scurvy-ridden landlubbers who wanted to rise to the […]

  • Geology Expert Gives Talk on Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami

    MV Explorer, Indian Ocean, March 12–Geology professor Ken Hon was playing a computer game with his seven-year-old daughter on board the MV Explorer around noon on Friday, March 11, when […]

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    The Benefits of a Comparative Study Abroad Experience

    Typical study abroad experiences offer a variety of destinations in which students are immersed in the traditional cultures, institutions and interactions of their host countries. Semester at Sea seeks to provide a different kind of study abroad experience, by offering a comparative approach.

  • Alumni Sail Again

    Institute for Shipboard Education VP of Development and Alumni Affairs, Megan Murphy, describes her opportunity to sail again as part of the 2010 reunion voyage with fellow shipmates from her original voyage.


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