Living on a ship is a foreign experience to most of us. Each Semester at Sea voyage, a new group of students experience the (sometimes literal) ups and downs and new found challenges of studying, attending class, eating, exercising, walking down a hallway and everything else inherently different aboard a ship. [...]
Today is a momentous occasion because it marks the beginning of Short-Term 2012 and the 109th voyage of Semester at Sea. The MV Explorer is ready to hit the high seas, the faculty and staff are prepped and ready to teach and most importantly, the students have boarded and are eager to begin their voyage of [...]
Thomas Jefferson’s ideal educational setting was summed up by his use of the phrase “Academical Village”. He saw value in professors and students living and working in close proximity to each other because he knew that learning could extend well beyond the classroom to spontaneous conversations and daily interaction.
Google+ offers a new option for Semester at Sea participants looking for travel journal solutions.
Sandra Johnson Owen, Semester at Sea, class of ’73. She still considers the voyage the turning point of her life.
The ship was all of metal, the cabins reminiscent of cargo containers, with foldup bunks. After the first month, the food was less than appetizing. Students even helped clean the ship from time to time. “We [...]
Institute for Shipboard Education VP of Development and Alumni Affairs, Megan Murphy, describes her opportunity to sail again as part of the 2010 reunion voyage with fellow shipmates from her original voyage.