Before embarking on my SAS journey I had no idea just how intense college courses would be. I am so grateful that I decided to do this program before entering my first year of college. It really provided me with an idea of what to expect in the fall.
Fall 2023 | European and Asian Adventure
Admissions & Financial Aid
Exploring countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia, this voyage gives participants a truly impactful study abroad adventure on our floating college!
Sailing with Semester at Sea is a life-changing adventure that takes you around the globe aboard our floating college sharing experiences with a close-knit living and learning community. If you’re interested in joining our Fall 2023 Voyage, here’s everything you need to know about admissions and financial aid.
say SAS was their most significant college experience
spend extended time living abroad after SAS
experience long-term positive impact
go on to work outside the United States
Find your voyager type and click to learn about specific admissions requirements.
Gap Year Students
Recent high school graduates who are interested in sailing before enrolling full-time at an undergraduate institution
Students who are enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university
Recent College Graduate Students
Students who have recently completed their undergraduate studies and wish to extend their learning
Discover Financial Aid Options to Put the Voyage of a Lifetime Within Reach
Each semester, the Institute for Shipboard Education and Semester at Sea offer scholarships, need-based grants, and merit grants to make it possible for more students to set sail and join our living and learning community. Even students who don’t receive financial aid at their home colleges or universities may qualify for funding assistance through Semester at Sea.