Because of Semester at Sea I have learned to believe in myself regardless of the challenges, and I now fully embrace differences and view them in a positive way. SAS was just the beginning of the voyage of a lifetime for me and how I will impact this world.
Spring 2024 | Asia, Africa, and Europe Exploration
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 Spring 2024 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.