Voyage Blog: Spring 2016

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest Feb. 23-Feb. 28

    Here is another look at all of our great adventures in Myanmar. From IMPACT programs to an inside look at media systems in a developing country, the shipboard community has […]

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest Feb. 15-Feb. 22

    This week students prepared for their travels in Myanmar.  From ballooning in Bagan, to exploring Inle Lake by boat, the shipboard community truly experienced Myanmar culture.  Stay tuned for pictures and […]

  • Cambodia: A Student’s Perspective

    Written by student, Matt Kreiser, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Three days in Cambodia was a whirlwind emotionally, physically and spiritually. The journey began with a flight late in the […]

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest Feb. 7- Feb. 14

    The MV World Odyssey is making its way to Myanmar! Vietnam was beautiful and many were sad to leave.  In the five day stretch to Myanmar the shipboard community competed in Sea Olympics.  Check out our […]

  • Domestic Workers in a Foreign Landscape: A Field Lab

    Written by student: Carson Cuevas, Hofstra University In the high rises of the coastal metropolis of Hong Kong, 330,000 migrant women work to balance a life for themselves while providing […]

  • Aging in Cross-Cultural Perspective: A Field Lab

    As the MV World Odyssey docked in Shanghai, China, Professor Annapurna Pandey, prepared her class for a field lab experience they hopefully would never forget. Her Aging in Cross-Cultural Perspective […]

  • Japan Home Visit: An Immersive Experience

    What makes Semester at Sea unique? Semester at Sea provides students with opportunities that enhance their understanding of other cultures and focuses on an academic quality that fosters global awareness […]

  • Changing Marine Culture and Livelihoods in Japan: A Field Lab

    The Port of Yokohama, Japan has recently transformed from a small fishing village into an international hub. Professor and Marine Biologist, Stephanie Green, took her Societies in the Sea class […]

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Student Digest Jan. 19-22

    As the MV World Odyssey nears the coast of Japan, 12 days after departing Honolulu, the shipboard community is finishing up midterms and finalizing their plans for Japan. High seas did […]

  • Faculty Perspective: Anthropology of Tourism in Hawaii

    Written by faculty member, Colleen Cohen. We were due to dock in the Hawaiian Islands at 6 a.m. on January 12, so yesterday morning I went up to the bow […]

  • SAS Faculty Member Wins the Robert Foster Cherry Award

    They say teaching is an art—that a good teacher can change a student’s academic journey. Michelle (Mikki) Hebl, current faculty member on the Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage, has […]

  • A Little Piece of Home: The Spring 2016 Voyage Embarks

    Students setting sail on the Spring 2016 Voyage described it as an emotional roller coaster, and rightfully so. As buses pushed away from the Hilton Bayfront, San Diego the morning of […]

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Student Digest Jan. 11-18

    As we continue into week two of the Spring 2016 Voyage, students are beginning to get their sea legs.  After a day in Hawaii, the MV World Odyssey began its 11 […]

  • A Look at the Spring 2016 Voyage

    Who comprises the community on the Spring 2016 Semester at Sea Voyage? We have a diverse group of students representing more than 30 countries. Take a look at our infographic!

  • SAS Spring 2016 Voyage Digest: Jan. 5-10

    As the Spring 2016 Voyage around the world begins, students are beginning to make the transition into their new home–the MV World Odyssey.  With Hawaii only a day away students […]

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