AROUND THE WORLD
STARTS: January 05, 2016 | ENDS: April 16, 2016
102 Days, 15 Cities, 11 Countries
•Embark: San Diego, CA, United States
•Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
•Hong Kong, China
•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
•Port Louis, Mauritius
•Cape Town, South Africa
•Tema (Accra), Ghana
•Debark: Southampton (London), England
Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad program open to students of all majors emphasizing comparative academic examination, hands-on field experiences, and meaningful engagement in the global community. A wide variety of coursework from 20-25 disciplines is integrated with relevant field studies in up to a dozen countries, allowing for a comparative study abroad experience that is truly global. The University of Virginia is the program’s academic sponsor. Students from 250-300 colleges in the United States and the world participate on Semester at Sea each term. Credit earned is transferable to a student’s home institution.
Our mission is to educate students with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. With the world as our classroom, our unique shipboard program integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community.
Our mission, vision, strategy, and core values are rooted in student success and global comparative education. We take pride in our participants’ achievements, spanning back to our first voyage in 1963.
STANDARD COURSE OFFERINGS
Semester at Sea offers up to 75 courses across several disciplines of study. Course syllabi reflect the expertise of the faculty member and the itinerary. About 2/3 of our courses are upper-division and 1/3 are lower division.
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