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Semester at Sea is the only study abroad program of its kind in the world. Using a ship as our floating campus, Semester at Sea's around-the-world and regional itineraries offer courses for all majors, field explorations in amazing destinations, e... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
Based on 109 Reviews
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I gained many things from my semester at sea but what I learned that I think will stick with me is how universal this world is. It was amazing to see how easy it was too connect with people from other cultures. I have gained more of a want to learn about the different cultures and communities that make up our world and I am inte... Yarden A - Indiana University - Bloomington
What I gained can't even be put into words. I gained confidence in myself, the best relationships I've every had, a love of the world around me, and so much more. cami h - Saint Louis University
I gained exposure to the world A student - None
i learned how to be myself. i found the courage to travel and talk to locals and make friends. I had to throw my self into this program 100% to get everything from it. A student - University of Maine at Orono
The entire semester program was about global awareness as we went around the world. The experiential learning is unmatched. Thomas R - University of Central Florida
Saying that Semester at Sea was worthwhile is a understatement. It was the most important, inspirational and incredible adventure I've ever been on. I learned so much about the world and about myself. Its hard to put this kind of experience into words because of how truly amazing every aspect of my voyage was. Zach U - Clemson University
That America is in its own little world. The trip was absolutely worthwhile A student - Trinity University
I learned about the immensely diverse cultural aspects of the rapidly globalizing world. It was certainly worthwhile. A student - University of Maine at Orono
I learned a lot about culture shock, that's for sure. I met a lot of great people that live all over the US and even in other countries that I'm still talking to, and it -was- worthwhile, but for the program expenses not so much. gunsbeforeroses - University of Maine at Orono
globally cautious and aware street smart responsibility patience appreciation Jude S - Bentley University
Totally worthwhile A student - Indiana University - Bloomington
I learned the ways that cultures and histories interact to create the world that we live in. I met a monk in Burma who taught me about Buddhism, saw first hand the slave dungeons in Ghana, and a revolutionary water treatment system in Singapore. I learned tidbits of almost a dozen languages, and learned a lot about international... Katelyn C - Trinity University
I learned so much! I learned that you may think you know a country but you really don't until you set foot in that country. I enjoyed my experience abroad and got to appreciate the ocean since I was on it half of the time or more while abroad. I learned so much about ships, culture, food, languages, and even say "Hi" and "Thank ... A student - Bentley University
My experience was absolutely worth while. I learned a lot about education systems around the world that I keep in mind while training to become a teacher in the US. I also learned many insights about lots of different countries and was able to learn how different places interact. I also learned a ton from listening to my peers s... Jade M - University of Maine - Orono
A student studying abroad with Semester at Sea: Traveling - Semester at Sea
Friends and experiences that last a lifetime! koniszko - Arizona State University
10/15/2014 Financial Aid
Different cultures Angela m - CUNY - Hunter College
I learned so much from my experience abroad especially about the cultures and the places we visited. It gave me a much better world view. Kacey M - Plymouth State University
I learned so much in different disciplines, but the biggest lesson I learned was that I am part of something so much bigger than myself. I do believe I gained a more global perspective after completing a Semester at Sea. A student - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
06/17/2014 Life Changing
Learning about multiple cultures better prepared me for the expanding global economy. Shirley T - Webber International University
04/29/2014 Wow
This program was so worthwhile, seeing the world from a whole new perspective. Maj R - University of Maine at Orono
A student studying abroad with Semester at Sea: Traveling - Semester at Sea
Stay outside your comfort zone. Learn from your mistakes. Leave nothing behind. Most worthwhile experience I have ever had. Wade D - University of Scranton
American reputations abroad are there for a reason. Karla L - Ithaca College
Words cannot describe how much I gained/learned from Semester At Sea. If it was up to me, I would make everyone embark on this voyage. Definitely worthwhile and far beyond! James F - Indiana University - Bloomington
Yes definitely worthwhile. The things i learned on semester at sea will benefit me more than anything in the future A student - Bentley University
So much. I am world-wise in a way that only direct experience can give. There is nothing more worthwhile. Samuel J - Trinity University

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Semester at Sea is the only study abroad program of its kind in the world. Using a ship as our floating campus, Semester at Sea's around-the-world and regional itineraries offer courses for all majors, field explorations in amazing destinations, engagement with global leaders and experts, and service opportunities in as many as 15 countries in one semester. Credit earned is fully transferable by the University of Virginia to your home university. SAS offers more than $4 million in financial aid each year. Don't miss the boat on our SAS scholarships and grants.

Since 1963, Semester at Sea has launched 110 voyages, educated more than 55,000 alumni from 1,700 institutions, and traveled to more than 60 countries. Learn more about your most valuable college semester at Semester at Sea's Website!

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Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • International Business
  • Sociology
  • International Relations
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Business
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Year Founded:
1963
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In the spring of 2010, Bailey Richert, a then senior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, decided to spend her last semester of college at sea, excited to experience the world. As soon as Bailey disembarked the ship at the end of the Spring 2010 voyage, the life she intended to pursue post-graduation had shifted. “The idea […] Read More
Semester after semester, students walk away from their voyage forever changed; changed on how they see the world, how they prioritize and view their education, and ideas of how to engage in the world to make a positive impact. Because of this, it is not uncommon for Semester at Sea to welcome repeat voyagers, where […] Read More
The Fall 2015 voyage is quickly approaching, and it’s time for soon-to-be voyagers to start planning in-port activities. As of today, Semester at Sea has rolled out its Fall 2015 field program for voyagers to begin browsing in-port offerings, with sales beginning June 8. With many beloved field programs returning from past voyages, the following […] Read More
05/11/15 - Lauren Judge
Why I’m A Global Ambassador
I first discovered Semester at Sea at the study abroad fair at the University of Florida as a freshman in spring 2012. The next fall, I attended the same study abroad fair at UF as an accepted student for the Spring 2013 voyage of Semester at Sea. At this second study abroad fair, I got […] Read More
The Institute for Shipboard Education welcomes four recent additions to its advancement department team: Dr. Dan Garvey, Adam Seid, Brittany Palmer, and Lane Crawford. With these new hires is the promotion of Melissa Bingler from Director of Advancement Services & Research Systems to Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Assuming the role as Vice President of […] Read More