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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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I learned about the immensely diverse cultural aspects of the rapidly globalizing world. It was certainly worthwhile. - University of Maine
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. - University of Maine
globally cautious and aware street smart responsibility patience appreciation - Bentley University
Totally worthwhile - 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... - 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 ... - Bentley University
A student studying abroad with Semester at Sea: Traveling - Semester at Sea
05/24/2013 Indescribable.
I learned about myself as a person; I became more independent and realized I can do anything I set my mind to. I gained so many new friends from around the world, and the whole thing just made my wanderlust - University of Florida
Hugely increased my global perspective and made me a more confident traveler. - Truman State University
Learned a lot about many cultures - Bentley University
The most worthwhile semester I've ever had. I'll never forget all the things i've seen, done, and people i met. - Bentley University
I started a company and was able to see the world. I learned more here than I have ever before about culture, the world and life. - Bentley University
01/31/2013 Best Trip Ever
I gained an wealth of global knowledge and understanding - Bentley University
Cross Cultural Confidence and Understanding. Absolutely worthwhile - Bentley University
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. - University of Scranton
American reputations abroad are there for a reason. - 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! - Indiana University
Yes definitely worthwhile. The things i learned on semester at sea will benefit me more than anything in the future - Bentley University
So much. I am world-wise in a way that only direct experience can give. There is nothing more worthwhile. - Trinity University
It's impossible to put into words what I learned. I've learned how big the world is, but also how small it is. I've learned that one person can make a difference. I learned that it's important to fight for what you're passionate about and to not take no for an answer. I learned that it's important to keep asking questions and to... - Western Washington University
Yes, first part was very difficult, homesick, seasick, not a ton to do but then once you get into the countries its the greatest experience. - Bentley University
I have the best globabl perspective a 21 year old could ask for. Who else can compare the political issues, economical struggles, and varying cultures of 12 countries from just one experience! - Bentley University
I had the fortune of being able to compare the cultures of 12 different countries. 100% worthwhile. - Bentley University
I learned a lot about myself while learning a lot about what the rest of the world had to offer - Bentley University
I gained a much better understanding of the world, and how different countries are connected. - Bentley University
It was totally worthwhile. I had an amazing time. I learned a lot about many different people and cultures. - Wheelock College

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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):
Traveling
Study
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Major(s):
  • Liberal Arts/Humanities
Year Founded:
1963
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