Life at Sea
Learn, grow, and connect with shipboard programs and activities that enhance your classroom experience.
Learn, Grow, and Thrive
Semester at Sea is an extraordinary experience that engages your entire self, in and out of the classroom. Take advantage of opportunities to learn through action, contemplation, reflection, and connection, along with the acquisition of knowledge and information.
Our co-curricular programming will enhance your in-country travel experiences, provide you with fun and enriching shipboard activities, and support your physical, social, and emotional well-being.
Seminars, Discussions, and Events
As our floating college circumnavigates the globe, it becomes an immersive shipboard community where you’ll learn about globalization and individual cultures to prepare you to be confident for in-country travel.
Organizations & Activities
Share your passions and skills, and learn from your shipmates through recreational student organizations and clubs. Get involved with established activities that exist on each voyage, or start your own traditions based on your interests and passions.
Sports & Fitness
Get moving, with intramural tournaments in your favorite sports, and enjoy group exercise classes in dance, yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and more.
Arts & Performance
Join a band, learn to salsa, practice your writing or drawing skills, or take part in a coffee house or theater performance — the possibilities for engaging your creative side are as limitless as your imagination.
Spirituality & Personal Growth
Nourish your soul with spiritual and religious services and discussion groups, or join a self-help group to support you in your personal growth journey.
Diversity & Culture
Find your niche in a cultural affinity group, including clubs for students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, multiple religious identities, and more.
Leadership & Service
Develop leadership skills and contribute meaningfully through the shipboard Model UN, Sea Council, Amnesty International, Sustained Dialogue, Environmental Club, and more.
Student Life Support
The Student Life team is dedicated to the purposeful and holistic promotion of student learning and development, enhancing your educational experience through the dynamic, synergistic relationship between academics and co-curricular learning.
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Our Community Is Our Greatest Strength
Time and again, we hear from our voyagers that the shipboard community is the most meaningful part of their Semester at Sea experience. That’s because we cultivate an engaged and diverse community of undergraduates, faculty and staff, interport lecturers, international students, and Lifelong Learners — all of whom live and learn together on our floating college.
Through meals, casual conversations with professors, co-curricular programming, and in-country experiences, you will build bonds that last a lifetime.