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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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Based on 74 Reviews
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September 07, 2015 Experience Of A Lifetime
This trip opened my eyes to parts of the world I never thought I would see, introduced me to many cultures, and connected me with so many incredible people from all over the world. Nicole C - College of Charleston
A student studying abroad with Semester at Sea: Traveling - Semester at Sea
SO IMPACTFUL. Get ready to have all your beliefs challenged and to question your role in the wider world. Jacob H - Elmhurst College
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
February 16, 2014 The World Is Our Campus
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 about my own privilege and drastic inequalities around the world. It was worthwhile as an introduction to these issues but not enough to fully understand (it might be almost impossible to fully understand). A student - University of Florida
My time with Semester at Sea was the most incredible thing I have ever done - I made the best friends I have ever had, saw the most beautiful, unknown places, fell in the love with the most unexpected countries, realized that people are people and love is love no matter where you are in the world, have a never ending itch to kee... Niki T - Vanguard University of Southern California
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
October 15, 2014 Financial Aid
Different cultures Angela m - CUNY - Hunter College
August 15, 2014 Once In A Lifetime
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
June 17, 2014 Life Changing
Learning about multiple cultures better prepared me for the expanding global economy. Shirley T - Webber International University
April 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


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):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
  • International Business
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Area Studies
  • African Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • European Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Western European Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Writing, General
  • Global Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
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With so many adventures had, and so many more to come, SAS Digest makes it easy to keep up with the voyagers of the MV World Odyssey as they travel from port to port. Look to the SAS Digest for a weekly recap of our favorite Instagrams, tweets, and Facebook posts, as well as links […] Read More
“The face of the world keeps changing, and it’s imperative to have the skills to contextualize those changes if you want to keep up.” Abby Aronson muses while sitting in the Kaisersaal on board the MV World Odyssey. The Kaisersaal, trimmed to the nines in burgundy and gold accents and adorned with a beautiful chandelier, […] Read More
Italy, Croatia, oh my! What new things will the voyagers discover and learn on the MV World Odyssey next? Keep up with the latest news on the Fall 2015 Voyage as they pull into the next port of Piraeus, Greece. Every Monday morning, the SAS Digest recaps the best liked photos, videos, and stories of […] Read More
Want to know what you missed this week on the high seas? Curious about what’s happening in country? Dive into our latest adventures on the MV World Odyssey with weekly highlights and links to our most popular posts on social media via The SAS Digest every Monday morning. Learn more about our current voyagers here […] Read More
09/26/15 - Semester at Sea
A Look at the Fall 2015 Voyagers
What makes a Semester at Sea? Take a look inside the demographics of the Fall 2015 voyagers on board the MV World Odyssey. With the student body representing more than 20 countries, it takes a diverse group to create the coolest campus on earth. Brazilian Hair Read More