- Honolulu, United States
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Established in 1963, Semester at Sea is the only global education program of its kind in the world. Using a ship as our traveling campus, undergraduates, lifelong learners, faculty, and lecturers live and learn together while circumnavigating the globe each fall and spring semester. Colorado State University is our Academic Partner and credit earned is fully transferable.
SPRING VOYAGES CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE GLOBE:
- Last 100-110 days
- Include 10-14 international destinations
- Explore transglobal itinerary exploring Asia, Africa and Europe
- 12-15 transferable credits from Colorado State University
Sail around the globe exploring up to 15 countries with Semester at Sea and get the broadest cultural and intellectual exposure possible in one semester. Classroom learning aboard ship integrates with relevant field studies in port, immersing you in the world's most important issues such as sustainability, economic empowerment, globalization, religious pluralism, and national identity. You will earn a full semester of transferable credit from Colorado State University and gain global skills that stand out like nothing else on your resume.
Studying abroad with Semester at Sea offers many educational benefits, including: * Transferable credit to your home institution * Beyond-the-classroom interaction with local peoples and cultures * Engaging, intensive interaction with faculty in a living/learning environment * First-hand application of theory and methodology in-country * Greater knowledge of other cultures and foreign languages * Enhanced understanding of developing nations * Understanding of the complexity, dynamics, and interdependence of world systems * Preparation that stands out like nothing else on your resume
- Setting Description:
- The MV World Odyssey is a modern and safe passenger ship that we use as our floating campus. Complete with a student union, wireless Internet, library, workout facilities, and many of the amenities you’d find on a land-based campus, the ship functions as both a traveling university and residential home to more than 1,200 participants each year.
- $23,950-$29,950 USD. Varies per cabin. Please visit website for more information.
Additional Program Information
- -Students must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited college/university (domestic or international) -Students must have completed at least one full term at the post-secondary level Students must demonstrate at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and be in good academic standing -Students must have their school’s judicial affairs office complete a disciplinary clearance form at time of application -Students must demonstrate their writing skills in a 300-500 word essay as indicated on the application
- Scholarships Description:
- We offer more than $4 million in financial aid annually! Visit our website at www.semesteratsea.org/scholarships for more information.
Based on 2 Reviews
- Semester at Sea - Spring 201606/01/16
Semester at Sea was the most incredible 4 months of my life. You get to go to so many amazing places, some of which I hadn't even heard of before this trip. It is pricey, but the money is well worth it. I have been home for a month now and I still think
about SAS everyday.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Semester At Sea Spring 201508/09/15
TOP ADVICE: Your study abroad counselor is going to talk really bad about Semester at Sea saying "its too expensive" "you don't get a full chance to experience the culture" "its dangerous" "credits will not transfer". The only reason why they are saying
that is because if you choose to study abroad with SAS, your home university looses that money / tuition and they see it going to another university. Many friends onboard and including myself saw this happen when applying for study abroad. Your home university wants that $18,000. Don't listen to that. (without a question, yes, yes you do get a great feeling for the local culture) If your home university doesn't offer Semester At Sea as a study abroad option, DON'T WORRY All you have to do is have the credits transfer. It is really EASY to do because is a state school and well known. THE CREDITS WILL TRANSFER. All you have to do is fill out 1 page application..Done. No one on the ship (except ivy league students) had problems with credits transferring. I go to a private university in the NW, all credits went towards my major or minor. Going on Semester at Sea (SAS) is the greatest decision I have ever made. NO REGRETS. You have the ability to spend a entire week in a country and then two days later, after some much needed R&R on a amazing ship, you have a full week in another country. and you do that about 12 times over. The worst part, it ends after a semester. Classes are easy because teachers have to squeeze a full semester into a small window of time spent on the ship. Teachers cannot make you use your online time, so its all straightforward and right out of the book. You learn so much and teachers apply their teachings to observations in each country. My home university does not do that. Having limited internet access is actually GREAT, (you get unlimited access to email, wikipedia, wikitravel, and some other news sites) because people actually talk to one another. I was the only student from my university and I loved it. Its great doing something different from what everyone else is doing back home, and studying abroad in Europe, its still going to be there and its not changing. SAS lets you go way outside your comfort zone and isn't that what studying abroad is all about?read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend