After over a week on Brazilian waters, the MV Explorer is headed east to Ghana. Stay tuned for more sights and sounds of the Spring 2012 port visit in Manaus.
Student Photo: Tiana Mincey, Corcoran College of Art + Design
He’s already spotted the Carib Grackle and the Plumbeous Warbler, and has high hopes for the elusive Spoon-Billed Sandpiper en route to Hong Kong. Dr. Robin Doughty’s cabin is base camp for shipboard bird-watching, self-supplied with a powerful pair of binoculars and field guides to the world. Doughty, a Professor Emeritus from the University of [...]
Sakapfet from Dominica! Tour the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” with these amazing shots from our student photo club.
The MV Explorer made a brief stop in Dominica last week, offering students 22 field programs in a short span of 2 days. Watch this video of students exploring the biological treasure trove of underwater Dominica at Champagne Reef.
Sunday morning in Macapá, several representatives from the US Embassy in Brasilia stepped off a boat in the middle of the Amazon River and climbed aboard the MV Explorer.
The 5-member embassy contingent included John Matel, a Public Affairs Officer in Brasilia, Assistant Information Officer Aimee Dowl, and her husband Derek Kverno, Vice Consul Michael Cavy [...]
Semester at Sea is a once-in-a-lifetime experience—unless you’re among the 40 spring voyagers taking a second trip around the world (or third, fourth, or fifth).
The ship’s psychologist first sailed as a student in Spring 1997. One of our business professors studied abroad on the SS Universe in 1988. The outreach coordinator toured the Pacific Rim [...]
The MV Explorer welcomes international guests on every voyage, and we’ll be making a quick stop in Macapá early Sunday morning to welcome three delegates from the US Embassy in Brazil. The officers will sail with the students up the Amazon River to Manaus, leading discussions, attending classes, and engaging with students along the way. [...]
Semester at Sea rang in the Year of the Dragon last night with a Lunar New Year celebration. Faculty, staff, students, and families packed into Classroom 5 to attend a presentation completely organized by students on board, many of whom just met a few days ago.
Yunshu Fan, a student at Zhejiang University and one of [...]
To honor the 50th anniversary of Semester at Sea, the Institute for Shipboard Education created the Presidential Scholars program, available to 50 students over the next several voyages. The original group of nine Scholars sailed in Fall 2011, and SAS is happy to host eight more this semester.
ISE selects recipients for the Fall and Spring [...]
While most of the Spring 2012 Voyage was already in Nassau meeting roommates, touring the ship, and adapting to the unique rhythm of life at sea, a small group remained sidelined in Fort Lauderdale well past their scheduled departure date due to a passport issue that emerged on, of all days, [...]