Semester at Sea – Apply Now for 2010February 9, 2009
Interested in traveling the globe without falling a semester behind? Apply now for the Spring 2010 Semester at Sea voyage (yes, you need to start planning way far ahead) and you can get your travel kicks and your college credits too.
Why pick one destination for your semester abroad when you can pick a dozen? Let your friends do a few cold months in London while you hit Casablanca, Naples, Sharm El Sheik, Honolulu, Istanbul and other ports of call.
The Semester at Sea program has been around for decades, and it’s a great way for a student to travel around the world while working toward a degree. There are programs for teachers and seniors as well, so even if you’re out of school you can still do a sail around the world without paying the outrageous price that most cruise lines would charge for the same itinerary.
Some financial aid is available for students and you can use any federal aid or loans that you receive, such as Pell Grants and Stafford loans, as well. Talk to your academic advisor to find out more about how you can make a semester sailing the high seas work into your graduation plans, then get your passport and visas and your ISIC. (It’s good all over the place!)