Topic: Sustainability

  • Education and Sustainability comes full circle in Hawaii

    Throughout the voyage, faculty members, staff, and students have learned about the global effects of poor fishing practices, plastic use, pollution, and negligent environmental practices around the world. Near the […]

  • China offers unique perspective on Coastal Ecology challenges

    Throughout the Fall 2018 Voyage of Semester at Sea, students have developed an understanding of the interconnectedness of global water systems. With Semester at Sea’s comparative study abroad program, students […]

  • Showcasing Mauritius’ coral reefs: A small step in sustainability awareness

    During a quick stop in Mauritius, Voyagers had the opportunity to disembark and participate in various field programs and field classes while the MV World Odyssey refueled in port. Of […]

  • Students Focus on Sustainability in Spain

    Fall 2018 Voyagers disembarked the MV World Odyssey Sept. 15, 2018 for the first time since embarkation to explore the country of Spain. A large group of students participated in […]

  • Sustainability at sea this World Oceans Day

      This World Oceans Day—Friday, June 8—Semester at Sea is thrilled to announce a new initiative focused on environmental health, sustainability, and education, made possible by the generous support of […]

  • Voyagers find ways to give back to community in Ghana

    Many of Semester at Sea’s programs in Ghana focused on connecting with locals and students did just that. Between homestays and service visits to local social enterprises, voyagers took the […]

  • Cape Town water shortage

    As the Spring 2018 Voyage approaches South Africa, the recent news coverage of unprecedented drought and subsequent water shortage has generated questions regarding Semester at Sea’s six-day port stay in […]

  • Social Entrepreneurship from Serengetee and Semester at Sea

    A fistful of fabric, $3,000, and the experience of sailing around the world. That’s all Jeff Steitz and Ryan Westberg, students on the Fall 2011 Voyage of Semester at Sea, […]

  • Professor Preview – Meet Paul Doherty

    Faculty on the Fall 2017 voyage of Semester at Sea, Paul Doherty is a professor in the Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology department at Colorado State University. He is excited […]

  • Spring 2017 partners with local organizations in Ghana

    Voyagers aboard the MV World Odyssey just spent four days exploring Ghana, and in addition to catching some stunning scenery and absorbing as much culture as they could, students also spent time learning about […]

  • Dr. Ursula Quillmann

    Professor Quillmann studies seas with help from students

    Just as a Jane Goodall surrounded herself with chimpanzees to further her research, Dr. Ursula Quillmann of Colorado State University is immersing herself in her subject matter. Quillmann is gathering aquatic samples […]

  • Spring 2017 Voyagers helped water activists in Bagan

    Field Program works with local village in Myanmar

    Bagan, located in the heart of Myanmar/Burma, is home to the most dense concentration of Buddhist temples in the world. A region filled with ancient man-made wonders, Bagan is facing age-old […]

  • IMPACT the World on Your Upcoming Voyage

    A proud cornerstone of the Semester at Sea program is its promotion of cultural immersion in each country that allows students to experience the world in a global comparative context. […]

  • Eco-friendly Glass Blowing in Mauritius

    While in Mauritius, Spring 2015 voyagers visited the Mauritius Glass Gallery, where they learned about environmentally sustainable glass blowing techniques and got to try their hand at creating blown glass […]

  • Sustainable Stockholm: The EU's Greenest City

    The city of Stockholm, Sweden, held many surprises for Summer 2014 voyagers. The old town was quaint and beautiful, and offered a variety of wonderful options for dining on Swedish […]


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