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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 108 Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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... Kaitlynn L - Western Washington University
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

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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):
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Biology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Year Founded:
1963
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03/05/15 - Kristen Webster
My Wonder Of The World
By now, I have come to the stunned realization, that I continue to evolve into a different and better person as I journey around the world on the Spring 2015 voyage with Semester at Sea. While visiting Japan, I witnessed a friendly and hospitable culture,  and thus was inspired to be more patient and to […] Read More
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”              -Chinese Proverb In 2007, Ben Justus was a student of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and sailing around the world with the […] Read More
03/03/15 - Kristen Webster
A Day of Spanish…In Vietnam
When others ask about my time in Vietnam, I have many wonderful things to say. I ate delicious pho, crossed a street through a river of motorbikes, and bargained my way through Ben Than Market, but perhaps my favorite response to that question is: I spoke Spanish. Professor Arantxa Alegre-Gonzalez’s Intermediate Spanish field lab offered […] Read More
During the Spring Voyage’s stop in Ho Chi Minh City, professor Krista Wiegand from the University of Tennessee took her Politics of Developing Areas class to Maison Chance, an NGO that provides housing, health care, education, and vocational training to under-privileged children and disabled individuals.  The assignment?  Observe the organization and write about how the […] Read More
On the eve of the MV Explorer’s arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Spring 2015 Faculty members Phillip Kolbe and Hugh Flick discuss their military service and their experiences during and after the Vietnam War, while Professor Joseph Lowman discusses the impact of the draft on those who did not serve. Read More