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Semester at Sea - Spring Voyage 2014
Accra, Ghana; Barcelona, Spain; Cape Town, South Africa; Casablanca, Morocco; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong, China; Multiple, Multiple; Multiple, Multiple; Penang, Malaysia; Shanghai, China; Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Semester at Sea 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing Options:
Cabin on a ship
Language of Instruction:
English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Field of Study:
ANTHROPOLOGY, COMMUNICATION STUDIES, HISTORY, HUMANITIES, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGIOUS STUDIES, SOCIOLOGY
Minimum GPA:
3
Program Description:
Semester at Sea
 

Semester at Sea gives you a taste of the entire globe as you travel more than 24,000 nautical miles to as many as 13 off-the-beaten-path international destinations ... or to a single fascinating world region for intensive exploration.

Semester at Sea sails four voyages per year for academic credit on the MV Explorer, a modern passenger liner converted into a state-of-the-art seafaring campus.

Since 1963, more than 50,000 students from colleges and universities around the world have studied with Semester at Sea, traveling to non-traditional destinations in 60 countries. The Institute for Shipboard Education administers the program, and the University of Virginia, the #2 ranked public institution in the U.S., is the academic sponsor. Students choose from more than 70 courses in a variety of disciplines. Professors on the program are internationalists who integrate course content with field practice. The program is open to anyone from any major and any accredited college or university.

Highlights:


- Global LENS Courses

- Choose from a 110-day fall/spring voyage and a 68-day summer regional program
to the Mediterranean or Northern Europe

- Study with 700 undergraduate students, representing over 250 schools

- Apx. 70 courses offered in a variety of disciplines

- Faculty with international expertise

- Itineraries focused on the non-Western and developing world

- Program is open to all students in good standing at any accredited college or university

Semester at Sea is much more than another semester at school; it is a life-altering learning adventure. Our itineraries take you to the four corners of the world, making our campus truly global in scope.

Semester at Sea's campus, the MV Explorer, is a 25,000-ton passenger liner that has been specially outfitted as a floating university. It includes classrooms, a library, a computer lab with wireless Internet, a student union, and two dining rooms. It also includes a swimming pool and fitness facilities. Cabins are available in double, triple, and quad occupancy.

Semester at Sea is often called a Voyage of Discovery. The opportunity to spend as many as three and a half months outside of your own culture - investigating new lands, new peoples, and new curricula - is a both an immeasurable educational privilege and an invitation to grow.

Participants repeatedly report that Semester at Sea changed their lives in a positive way, including:

- Improved understanding of the world
- Greater awareness of cultural difference
- Improved self-confidence and autonomy
- Improved flexibility and understanding of multiple perspectives
- Better understanding of own culture
- Greater acceptance of others and their own opinions
- Ability to live in close community



Courses are offered in the following disciplines:

African Studies
Asian Studies
Creative Writing
English
History
Literature
Religious Studies
Anthropology
Biology (General)
Culture
English Literature
Humanities
Marine Science
Social Sciences
Archaeology
Business Admin. & Mgmt.
Economics
Environmental Studies
Interdisciplinary
Philosophy
Sociology
Art History
Communications
Education
Geography
Journalism / Broadcasting
Political Science/Politics
Theater, Drama, Dance
Art/Fine Arts
Comparative Literature
Engineering
Geology
Liberal Arts
Psychology
Women's Studies


Cost: Please visit our website for rate information.

Cost Includes:

Tuition, Room and Board, gratuities, shipboard email account, and health insurance. Financial Aid is available. Travel to the port of embarkation, travel from the port of disembarkation, in-country travel, and discretionary spending additional.

Scholarships are Available. - Federal grants and financial aid from your home institution may apply. SAS also distributes its own financial aid. Types of assistance offered by SAS include need-based work grants, need-based monetary grants, and monetary grants based on a combination of need and merit. Scholarships up to full tuition.