Voyage Blog: Fall 2014

  • Science in the Field

      Just outside the city limits, environmental science students learned there was a whole other side of Rio de Janeiro to explore. The town of Barra de Guaratiba was home to a […]

  • GoPro Moments: SAS at FC Barca

    Before tickets were distributed on game day, excitement for the evening FC Barcelona vs. AFC Ajax fútbol match could be felt across the ship as nearly half of the shipboard community […]

  • Fighting for her Chance to See the World

    “Overwhelming.” Overcome by her emotion, that is the one word Paola Correa could use to describe what it feels like to be on the Fall 2014 voyage. With tears in […]

  • Stories from the Streets of Barcelona

    An NGO working with homeless adults, the Arrels Foundation opens its doors to people living on the streets who are struggling with a myriad of issues. They are a volunteer […]

  • Three Times the Adventure

    It’s one thing to embark on a voyage with friends, but it is another to travel through 14 countries alongside two people that look exactly like you. The Postler triplets […]

  • Through the Lens of Todd Forsgren

    I love that romantic age of exploration when folks like Audubon and Darwin traveled around making scientific discoveries and creating incredible artwork.  Travel has been an extremely important part of my […]

  • A Neptune Day to Celebrate

    It’s been 31 years since Assistant Executive Dean Peggy Campbell-Rush has sailed with Semester at Sea and in that time much has changed. She has established her career, started a […]

  • Building Community with Black Student Union

    The Black Student Union is an organization on the Fall 2014 voyage that is bringing students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and ethnicities together to discuss issues affecting underrepresented communities on […]

  • Fall 2014 Talent Show
  • Jessica and Sarah

    Students' Perspectives: A Day at Sea

    Follow as students Jessica DePeppo and Sarah Pitts chronicle a typical day in the life of a Semester at Sea student aboard the MV Explorer by sharing their personal experiences […]

  • Heritage Traveler: Connecting a 20 Year Gap

    When I arrived in Naples, Italy at noon on the sixteenth of October, I had no idea what a crazy two days were ahead of me. Twenty minutes after checking […]

  • A Passion for Food

    “Every day we eat pasta,” said Italian guide Elena Mari as nutrition students set out to learn about culture and cuisine in her home country. For many students Italian food […]

  • Field lab to Parco Regionale Della Maremma for SEMS 3500, Invasive Species.
  • Traveling to Find Unwritten Words

    Sometimes we feel like there are no words to describe an experience on Semester at Sea. In travel, we are bombarded with so many new experiences, new tastes and new […]

  • A Student Perspective: Pizza, Parents and the Pope

    Though I’m a junior in college and am used to living away from my family, flying to London and leaving my parents behind in Iowa was one of the biggest […]


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