Sail Abroad With Semester at Sea in 2011

July 8, 2010

Semester at SeaI know, 2011 sounds like it’s sooo far away. But when it comes to academic paperwork you can never start too soon.

Does travelling the globe for three months without falling a semester behind sound like a good deal to you? I thought so. Apply now for the Spring 2011 Semester at Sea voyage and you can get your travel kicks and your university 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 Cape Town, Chennai, Ho Chi Minh City and Hilo.

This is your classroom.

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.

The program is run by an American university, but it’s open to international students (see the admissions requirements). Talk to your academic adviser 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!)

Start preparing for the Semester at Sea application deadlines and say bon voyage to academic boredom!


  1. Thanks so much for the great write up! You hit the nail right on the head in the fact that we offer a truly global study abroad experience.

    If anyone has any questions about our program, you can contact me (Director of Social Media) directly at: dperks at ise dot virginia dot edu or on twitter @SAS_Dave

  2. Thanks, Dave. I think it’s safe to say that nails flee at the site of me because of my reputation for accurate hitting. At least in writing.

    I didn’t get to do Semester at Sea as an undergrad, but hope to take a ride with you at some point, maybe when I’m old and gray and have nothing but time and money to spend.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. hi there looking for a cruise ship job early 2011. I am unsure ov the best way to apply so if you could get back when you know of any vacancies that would be great.xx

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