Semester at Sea (SAS) is a multiple country study abroad program emphasizing comparative academic examination, hands-on field experience, and meaningful engagement in the global community. SAS equips students with the understanding necessary to become global citizens and future leaders. Notable alumni include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Joan Lunden, and Tory Burch. Distinguished lecturers have included Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. A wide variety of coursework from 20-25 disciplines is integrated with relevant field studies in up to a dozen countries, allowing for a comparative study abroad experience that is truly global.More than 63,000 students have studied abroad with Semester at Sea since its founding in 1963.
Semester at Sea (SAS) is committed to fostering a shipboard community inclusive of all identities. The foundation and primary focus of every SAS voyage is the diversity of people, perspectives, and places. A welcoming and inclusive shipboard culture will help facilitate a unified, compassionate community that is considerate of all people and perspectives, resulting in a collaborative and progressive experience for all throughout the voyage. To help cultivate this environment, Semester at Sea offers several scholarships including the DiversityAbroad.com & Semester at Sea Scholarship.
The Semester at Sea Global Journalism & Integrated Communications Fellowship is an opportunity for students to hone their reporting, digital storytelling, and critical thinking skills over the course of a Semester at Sea voyage. Students will pitch and author articles for their host university newspaper. Selected fellows will need to work closely with their home campus newspaper editor- in-chief to approve and publish a series of articles during their voyage. Students currently pursuing a degree in journalism, communications, English, or similar are strongly encouraged to apply.
Semester at Sea is committed to offering unique service opportunities while sailing on a voyage. As such, the IMPACT scholarship has been established to recognize students demonstrating a commitment to service in their community and home institution and a desire to continue this commitment during a voyage. This competitive scholarship will be awarded to a limited number of students.
Recipients will receive a scholarship up to $3,500 plus funding toward 5 SAS service programs (up to a $500 value).
Scholarship recipients will select 5 service learning opportunities from the list of IMPACT opportunities provided by the Semester at Sea field office (see list below for examples). Students will work directly with the Field Office to register for chosen trips. Recipients will be required to work with the Communications office to create posts for the News from the Helm voyage blog. IMPACT Scholars will work with an onboard staff designee during the voyage.