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  • Crossing the International Date Line: "Welcome to the Future"

    As the MV Explorer crosses the international date line, jumping one day forward in time, the children of faculty and staff members traveling on the Spring 2015 voyage take the opportunity […]

  • Exploring Endangered Languages in Hawaii

    Spring 2015 SAS students enrolled in Anthropology 2430 – Languages of the World pay a visit to the University of Hawaii at Hilo where they learn about the University’s efforts to preserve and […]

  • 7 Unforgettable Moments for New Voyagers

    Sailing on a ship is an exciting experience, but when you sail for the first time on Semester at Sea, every moment is unforgettable. Before making landfall in St. Petersburg, […]

  • Irish "Trad" Music

    The field program “Roots of Irish Music,” led by Professor Kathleen Adams, brought a cross-section of the Summer 2014 Semester at Sea community to Ennis, in County Clare, Ireland.  In […]

  • Ghana & TOMS: An Opportunity to Give Back

    While on a Semester at Sea field program voyagers had an opportunity to get a rich taste of Ghanian culture and traditions. In addition to traveling to the cities of […]

  • Khayelitsha Township – Crafting Empowerment

    During a field program students visited Khayelitsha, South Africa’s fastest growing township, to get a glimpse of Social Entrepreneurship in action. In addition to visiting the Khayelitsha Craft Market, where […]

  • Myanmar: Student Reflections

    After every port, students gather in the union to reflect and share their experiences. Set to a montage of images captured throughout the country, Camila Ruiz Segovia (gap year student), […]

  • Bagan, Myanmar – The Poetry of a Moment

    A Semester at Sea program to Bagan, Myanmar, gave students the opportunity to explore this ancient city adorned with thousands of Buddhist pagodas, temples and stupas. Join William Desena, a […]

  • Here's to the Next 50

    Over the past fifty years, Semester at Sea has changed the face of global education, visiting over 60 countries while touching the lives of more than 60,000 alumni from 1,700 […]

  • Global Music: The Universal Language – Part 2

    Join global music professor Ingrid Byerly and her Breaking Sound Barriers music class, as they receive a lesson in traditional Vietnamese music from SOUL music academy’s founder Thanh Bui. After […]

  • Global Music – The Universal Language – Part 1

    While ported in Vietnam, students in the Breaking Sound Barriers course had the privilege to experience Vietnamese musical culture in a unique and transformational way. They visited the renowned SOUL […]

  • Cu Chi Tunnels Living on Four Legs

    Outside of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, lie the Cu Chi tunnels. These tunnels are a part of a larger network of tunnels that played a crucial role in […]

  • Embracing Ubuntu Through Sacred Places

    A short ferry ride across the channel from Hong Kong lies Lantau Island, Hong Kong’s largest Island. The Po Lin Monestary and Tian Tan Buddha (also referred to as the “Big […]

  • Field Lab: Sounds of Tokyo

    Students from Professor Greg Seib’s Travel Writing class went on a field lab in Tokyo while the MV Explorer was docked in Yokohama. The students were instructed to focus on […]

  • From Caterpillar to Kimono

    Students enrolled in the Introduction to Anthropology course visited the Nishijin textile facility in Kyoto Japan for lesson in Kimono culture. Kimono, which translates to “clothing” has strong cultural roots […]

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