Semester at Sea’s 2012 Short Term Voyage Focuses on the UN Millennium Development Goals in Latin America
The Semester at Sea 2012 Short-Term voyage to five countries in Latin America will focus on the United Nations Millennium Development goals.
When people talk about Semester at Sea, innovation is always at the heart of the conversation. So when our President Les McCabe was asked to speak at TEDxUCIrvine he was eager to share his vision for helping students develop a global perspective.
TED is a non-profit dedicated to spreading great ideas. It started out as a [...]
The critical importance of U.S.-China relations in the 21st century will be at the forefront of lively debates and discussions among some of the nationâ€™s top business, political, and educational leaders at the upcoming Institute for Shipboard Educationâ€™s Forum on Global Engagement.
J. Stapleton Roy, former U.S. Ambassador to China and currently director of the Kissinger [...]
Congratulations on deciding to study abroad. You are among the 1.4% of the university population that goes abroad in a given year. Yes, you read that right only 1.4% of U.S. students study abroad each year. About 260,000 students study abroad each year.
Maymester voyagers shared a day with students in Honduras and Guatemala where they were given the chance to teach and be taught by the children and their humble surroundings.
Kaye Webbâ€™s entire life has been a personal Semester at Sea voyage. Now that sheâ€™s on an actual voyage, sheâ€™s seeing even greater vistas.
Kaye, 57, is a student on the four-week Maymester â€śEngineering a New Tomorrowâ€ť voyage as a junior at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, having returned to complete the bachelorâ€™s degree she had [...]
This is the face of HIV/AIDS in Honduras.
The 31-year-old woman, almost as tiny as a child, has been a commercial sex worker since she was 14. At 15 she had her first child. At 16, she was infected with HIV and didnâ€™t know. She gave it to her husband; a second child was born infected [...]
Historic architecture in Panama hangs on in stark contrast to the gleaming new skyscrapers being built downtown. Students on the Maymester voyage of Semester at Sea examine the functional characteristics of the old buildings versus the modern standards that guided the construction of new buildings and the scale on which both were built.
Students in the Maymester course “Real Communities, Real Problems & Real Solutions” visited Pitch Lake in La Brea, Trinidad. It’s one of the only places on earth where pitch – or tar – bubbles up naturally from the ground.
Dr. Bernard Strenecky and Dr. Julie Ellis discuss the service learning aspect of Semester at Sea.