Photo Essays

  • 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 […]

  • Photo Essay: Exploring Estonia

    On the Summer 2014 voyage, students have been welcome to travel independently within each country — including making their own overnight accommodations off the ship if they choose. But they […]

  • Russia and Finland: Comparison of Home Visits in Komarovo and Helsinki

    Some Semester at Sea programs give students an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of cities for a different type of cultural experience: a true taste of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Stockholm and Area Islands in Photos

    Three different cameras and three different experiences over three days in Stockholm and its environs. We, the communications team on the Summer 2014 voyage, snapped away as we visited the […]

  • Highlights of Field Programs in Russia

    St. Petersburg offered a huge variety of field programs for voyagers to experience Russia, from the expected wealth of museum and city-orientation tours to a unique tea with Russian families […]

  • From A Thousand Eyes: Russia

    “From a Thousand Eyes,” is a four-part series on the Summer 2014 voyage that depicts our ports from the viewpoint of the participants. Here, in the final installment, students share […]

  • Summer 2014 Sea Olympics

    The Sea Olympics are a well-known tradition among Semester at Sea alumni. Eight seas (students grouped in cabin halls) compete in a variety of events, challenging intellect, athleticism and teamwork. […]

  • From A Thousand Eyes: Norway

    “From a Thousand Eyes” is a four-part series on the Summer 2014 voyage that depicts our ports from the viewpoint of the participants. Here, students share their experiences and imagery […]

  • Scavenger Hunting Through Norway's Cities: Bergen and Oslo

    When the MV Explorer is docked in port, hours seem to slip by more quickly than usual. Understandably, everyone want to see as much as they can in a short […]

  • The Stony Shores of the Emerald Isle: West of Ireland Field Program

    Semester at Sea field programs are an excellent opportunity for students to let someone else do the travel planning. The organization and care that goes into these trips is top […]

  • From A Thousand Eyes: Ireland

    “From a Thousand Eyes” is a four-part series on the Summer 2014 voyage that depicts our ports from the viewpoint of the participants. Here, students and faculty share their experiences […]

  • Bagpipes & Bus Rides: Adventures in Scotland

    The day before embarking on the Summer 2014 voyage, fellow student Taylor Vincent and I split the price of a hotel in London, England, after connecting a month before through […]

  • Scottish Athletics: The Luss Highland Games

    America’s Independence Day was a quiet affair on the ship, but the next day, nearly 200 Summer 2014 voyagers experienced a completely different celebration of cultural tradition. The Luss Highland […]

  • Volunteering at Basondo, an Animal Sanctuary

    Basondo, otherwise known as the Xabier Maiztegi Wildlife Foundation, is located on a windy road above Kortezubi, Spain. The animal sanctuary rehabilitates and cares for many local species, as well […]


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