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  • Video: Exploring the Catalan Coast

    Students on the Summer 2011 voyage of Semester at Sea explored the Catalan Coast with professor Sian Davies-Vollum.

  • Slideshow: Gaudi in Barcelona

    When in Barcelona, it is impossible not to take notice of the expansive works by Antoni Gaudi that have left an indelible mark on the city.

  • Video: Common Reading, Unique Perspectives

    Students on all Semester at Sea voyages are given a reading assignment before they ever set foot on the MV Explorer. For the summer 2011 voyage, the reading was Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser.

  • Video: Adapting to Shipboard Life

    Students came to Nassau from all over the world to board the MV Explorer. It’s a day of questions that quickly begins the transition into a voyage of new experiences.

  • Slideshow: Summer 2011 Embarkation Day

    Embarkation Day is such a big day in the lives of Semester at Sea participants. A study abroad voyage takes an enormous amount of commitment, courage, and planning just to […]

  • $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.”

  • 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.

  • Video: The Architecture of Panama City

    Historic architecture in Panama hangs on in stark contrast to the gleaming new skyscrapers being built downtown. Students on the Maymester voyage of Semester at Sea examine the functional characteristics of the old buildings versus the modern standards that guided the construction of new buildings and the scale on which both were built.

  • Slideshow: Two days in Panama

    Students aboard the 2011 Maymester voyage had the opportunity to visit the Miraflores Locks along the Panama Canal and a traditional Panamanian village.

  • Video: "What's the problem with Pitch Lake?" La Brea, Trinidad

    Students in the Maymester course “Real Communities, Real Problems & Real Solutions” visited Pitch Lake in La Brea, Trinidad. It’s one of the only places on earth where pitch – or tar – bubbles up naturally from the ground.

  • Slideshow: The Trinidad Experience

    Students from Semester at Sea’s first ever Maymester Voyage talk about their impressions of the voyage’s first port, Trinidad & Tobago.

  • Service Learning on Semester at Sea

    Dr. Bernard Strenecky and Dr. Julie Ellis discuss the service learning aspect of Semester at Sea.

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