Voyage Blog: Fall 2017

  • Tackling Tourism in Cape Town

    During a visit to Langa Township in Cape Town, students found themselves confronted with a question essential to the fabric of Semester at Sea: are voyagers acting as voyeurs, tourists, […]

  • A South African show starring Fall 2017 Voyagers

    Michael Williams, the second Interport Lecturer of the Fall 2017 Voyage, came onboard with something special planned: a performance, for students and by students, that reflected life in South Africa. […]

  • Fall 2017 arrives in South Africa

    The MV World Odyssey arrived in Cape Town early Sunday morning to begin Fall 2017 stay in South Africa. Arrival was pushed back after strong winds slowed down the journey […]

  • Fall 2017 Voyagers celebrate Neptune Day

    The MV World Odyssey passed the equator Sunday, October 1st, and that means that voyagers officially graduated from Pollywogs to Shellbacks during Monday’s Neptune Day celebration! Because the Fall 2017 […]

  • Grappling with Globalization in Ghana

    In Ghana, internationally recognizable products are advertised on billboards that tower over street vendors selling plantain chips to passing cars. Mitsubishi dealerships nestle next to pockmarked roads, and luxury condos […]

  • Fall 2017 Arrives in Ghana

    Greetings from Ghana! The shipboard community has been vibrant during the sail from Spain. Voyagers have bonded over activities such as poetry writing sessions, trivia night, speed (friendship) dating, and […]

  • Fall 2017 Interport Lecturer Akosua Busia helps create global citizens

    Akosua Busia has an incredibly impressive resume—she is an award-winning poet, songwriter, actress, author, filmmaker, a daughter of Ghana (of Ghana’s second prime minister, as a matter of fact)—and happens to […]

  • Highlights from Spain

    Photo highlights from Fall 2017’s first port: Barcelona, Spain.

  • Fall 2017 Voyage: By the Numbers

      A Few More Facts About the 123rd Voyage of Semester at Sea: Total Student Enrollment: 558 Gender: 417 Female Voyagers and 141 Male Voyagers. Age: Ranging from 17 to 27-years-old, with […]

  • History, Art, and Culture Combine in Barcelona Field Class

    The ability to combine in-port experiences, hands-on learning, leading international experts, and current real-world events has always been a hallmark of Semester at Sea. And for the Fall 2017 Voyage’s […]

  • Fall 2017 reaches Barcelona

    Greetings from Barcelona, Spain! On September 15, the MV World Odyssey arrived in the first port of call on the Fall 2017 Voyage. Just six days in to the voyage, […]

  • Meet Fall 2017 Academic Dean John Olienyk

    John Olienyk is no stranger to Semester at Sea, or education abroad. After retiring from 37 years of service at Colorado State University, traveling and teaching in over 60 countries […]

  • Fall 2017 begins the journey of a lifetime

    559 students from over 65 countries commenced what is sure to be a life-changing adventure today as the Fall 2017 Voyage of Semester at Sea set sail from the Columbus […]

  • P.F. Kluge and Student

    P.F. Kluge challenges Fall 2017 to travel thoughtfully

    Fall 2017 faculty member P.F. Kluge has a lifetime of travel experience, and almost every place he’s been, he’s written about. “I’ve traveled a lot. I was a longtime contributing […]

  • Fall 2017 International Voyager Follows Dream to Set Sail

    Semester at Sea has been on the horizon for international voyager Akshat Rajan ever since he can remember. “When my sister was in college, eight years ago, her roommate did […]


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