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Semester at Sea: the world is your campus

February 20, 2011

I just got the voyage book from my Fall 2009 trip on Semester at Sea, which has made me very nostalgic. I decided to dedicate this post to their program because it truly is a unique travel experience.

Semester at Sea has voyages that sail in the Spring and Fall semesters, as well as short-term and Summer voyages during the summer. The Fall and Spring itinerary usually has stops in about 11 or 12 countries, while the Summer and short-term usually have around 7 or 8.  On my voyage we left out of Halifax, Canada and had ports in: Spain, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Vietnam, China, Japan and Hawaii, before we arrived in San Diego, California nearly four months later.

Semester at Sea allows their passengers a lot of freedom while in port. You can go out and do whatever you want, as long as you are back on the ship before a designated time. They also have organized trips that take you past the normal tourist attractions and to the heart of the culture of the country.

While this is a study abroad program, anyone can sail as a Lifelong Learner. If you are hesitant about being trapped on a ship with 600+ students for 3 and 1/2 months, don’t be. Lifelong Learners tend to be some of the most popular people on the ship as the offer a unique perspective on the world.

I couldn’t say enough good things about Semester at Sea and would highly recommend that everyone goes on atleast one voyage!

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  1. February 22, 2011 7:23 AM


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