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Voyage Blog: Spring 2018

  • Neptune Day marks Semester at Sea 124th equatorial crossing

    The morning of March 7th was off to a raucous start as voyagers awoke to crossing the equator and celebrating the 124th bi-annual Neptune Day. King Neptune and his court were […]

  • Myanmar homecoming ten years in the making

    Exactly ten years to the date, Spring 2018 voyager and solo Burmese student Richard Thawng returned back to his home country of Myanmar as the MV World Odyssey sailed into […]

  • Interport lecturer talks human rights activism in Myanmar

    As an advocate for human rights in Myanmar, Khin Zaw Win was invited aboard the World Odyssey to speak on his work in trying to improve his country by helping […]

  • Baltic Sea takes home gold in the Spring 2018 Sea Olympics

    Sea Olympics saw a huge turnout in this semester as the seven seas went head-to-head to see who would come out on top as the Spring 2018 Sea Olympics champions. […]

  • Cape Town water shortage

    As the Spring 2018 Voyage approaches South Africa, the recent news coverage of unprecedented drought and subsequent water shortage has generated questions regarding Semester at Sea’s six-day port stay in […]

  • Discovering theatre in Vietnam

    Theatre and performance can be seen everywhere in our daily lives. According to Introduction to Theatre professor Dr. Megan Lewis, you can learn a lot about a culture from how they act […]

  • Global Studies prepares students for Japan

    Twelve days at sea between Hawaii and Japan have given Global Studies director Alex Nalbach a lot of time to prepare students for culture shock in Kobe. Semester at Sea’s […]

  • Spring 2018 Voyage: By the Numbers

    A Few More Facts About the 124th Voyage of Semester at Sea: Total Student Enrollment: 536 Gender: 415 Female Voyagers and 121 Male Voyagers. United States and International Representation: 89% students are […]

  • Spring 2018 discovers the Aloha spirit in Hawaii

    At 08:00 on January 12, 2018, the MV World Odyssey docked in it’s first port of the spring voyage: Honolulu, Hawaii. With cabin fever settling in, students were excited to […]

  • John Burkoff: Executive Dean and Semester at Sea veteran

    Dr. John Burkoff, executive dean of the Spring 2018 voyage, is no stranger to Semester at Sea. Not only has he been involved as a Semester at Sea parent, but […]

  • Spring 2018 embarks on journey of a lifetime

    At around 10:30am on January 5, 2018, buses full of sleepy, anxious and wide-eyed Semester at Sea voyagers descended upon Ensenada, Mexico for the embarkation of the 124th voyage on […]

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