Global Study Abroad on a Floating Campus

Make the world YOUR campus and set sail on our floating university! Semester at Sea is a global journey that brings students face-to-face with the diversity of our world's cultures and perspectives

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What is Semester at Sea?

With the world as its classroom and more than 55 years of experience, Semester at Sea integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework and hands-on field experience for meaningful engagement in the global community.

Over a 100-day voyage on a shipboard campus, students are offered a wide variety of coursework from 20 – 25 fields of study that are integrated with relevant field classes in up to a dozen countries, allowing for an experiential, comparative education that is truly global.

On average, each voyage travels:

  • 10-12 destinations
  • 4 continents
  • 20,000-25,000 nautical miles
  • 100-105 days
Academic Partner: Colorado State University
Students can earn 12-15 academic credits from Colorado State University during the voyage