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Semester at Sea Study Abroad - Hawaii

Semester at Sea highlights

  • Explore up to 12 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa on a 100-day voyage
  • Live and learn on a ship - a floating university!
  • You have an opportunity for cultural engagement in as many as 15 cities worldwide
  • Earn 12-15 academic credits from Colorado State University.

Gain a new understanding of world issues and varying cultures through first-hand observation in field classes, service trips, homestays, international student exchanges, interaction with local business owners, and much more. Come sail on our floating campus, the MV World Odyssey, and see what the world has to teach you! SAS awards $4 million in aid annually! Awards include Need, Merit, HBCU, HACU, Journalism & more!

Upcoming Voyages

Fall 2021: Europe, Africa, and Asia

106 Days, 12 Countries, 12 Cities, 4 Continents

Embark: Sep 9, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Disembark: Dec 22, Tokyo, Japan

Itinerary: Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea

Spring 2022: Asia, Africa, South America and Europe

106 Days, 12 Countries, 12 Cities, 4 Continents

Embark: Jan 5, Tokyo, Japan

Disembark: Apr 20, Bremerhaven, Germany

Itinerary: China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Mauritius, South Africa, St. Helena (UK), Brazil, Morocco, Spain



  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biology (General)
  • Biological Research
  • Business
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism / Broadcasting
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Required Languages:


Application Procedure:


  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited college/university (domestic or international)
  • Students must have completed at least one full term at the post-secondary level
  • Students must demonstrate at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be in good academic standing, although in some cases, additional evidence of academic support may be requested to review an application holistically
  • Students must have their school’s judicial affairs office complete a disciplinary clearance form at the time of application
  • Students must demonstrate their writing skills in a 300-500 word essay as indicated on the application

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