Voyage Blog: Fall 2014

  • A Student Perspective: Backpacking to Berlin

    As soon as St. Petersburg was forgotten behind the horizon, Poland and Germany became the primary focus for all of us on the ship. It was the first opportunity for […]

  • Concentration Camp Visit Leaves a Mark

    “You lost your clothes. You lost your identity. You lost everything here,” said German guide Silvia Höhne, as she stood at the entrance to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in Oranienburg, Germany. […]

  • A Tale of Turbulence through Poland's Castles

    As members of the shipboard community disembarked to explore the castles of Poland, they might have been expecting medieval stories of kings, dungeons, and moats. But what they found instead was not a […]

  • Welcome to Gdansk!

    A Thousand Years of History in Gdansk, Poland

    Moments from the Fall 2014 field program “1,000 Years of History” in Gdansk, Poland.

  • Visit to a Russian Ballet School

    During their stay in St. Petersburg, Russia, a group of Fall 2014 students had the opportunity to visit a private ballet school in the heart of the city. Unlike attending an […]

  • Russian Students' Perspectives

    Saule Aliyeva and Elena Akhmetova, both Russian-born students, became friends after meeting aboard the MV Explorer. Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg As we pulled into our first port, many voyagers […]

  • Night at the Museum

    Small chatters of excitement spread throughout the crowd as the museum went dark promptly at 10PM. The Erarta was different from most museums students visited in Russia, as it was […]

  • 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, […]

  • Seven-to-Three

    Who is Fall 2014?

    The 117th voyage of Semester at Sea is underway but who is aboard the MV Explorer? The Fall 2014 voyage enrolled 629 students from 251 colleges and universities.  The average […]

  • Photo by: Joshua Gates Weisberg

    Classes that Count

    Whether contributing toward their major, minor, or lifelong passion, students selected from 77 courses offered on the Fall 2014 voyage to make every minute of their schedules count. The semester […]

  • Kelly Adams-Smith: From One Voyager to Another

    Painting a vivid image of land fading slowly into the distance, Kelly Adams-Smith recalls her own departure with Semester at Sea in Fall 1988 – an experience the shipboard community […]

  • Exclusive United Nations Opportunity for the Fall 2014 Voyage: Participate in the Human Rights Council in Geneva

    Imagine… being at the center of international politics and the forefront of humans rights debates. Imagine… that you could interact directly with global leaders and that your voice could be […]

  • 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 […]

  • Semester at Sea To Launch Signature Social EntrepreneurSHIP Program This Spring

    Starting this spring, Semester at Sea will offer a unique signature program in social entrepreneurship that will enable students of all majors to learn about the principles of innovation, creative […]

  • Semester at Sea Returns To Cuba Starting Fall 2013

    For the first time since Spring 2004, Semester at Sea will return to the Republic of Cuba starting with the Fall 2013 voyage. Past field experiences in Cuba were some of the […]


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