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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Casablanca, Morocco; Cochin, India; Hamburg, Germany; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Honolulu, United States; Kobe, Japan; Port Louis, Mauritius; San Diego, United States; Shanghai, China; Takoradi, Ghana; Tema, Ghana; Yangon, Myanmar
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Semester at Sea 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 05/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Psychology Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:

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SPRING 2017  


STARTS: January 05, 2017 | ENDS: April 19, 2017
104 Days, 12 Cities, 11 Countries

Embark: San Diego, CA, United States
•Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
•Kobe, Japan
•Shanghai, China
•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
•Rangoon, Burma
•Cochin, India
•Port Louis, Mauritius
•Cape Town, South Africa
•Tema (Accra), Ghana
•Casablanca, Morocco
Debark: Hamburg, Germany

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Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad program open to students of all majors emphasizing comparative academic examination, hands-on field experiences, and meaningful engagement in the global community. 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. Colorado State University is the program’s academic sponsor. Students from 250-300 colleges in the United States and the world participate on Semester at Sea each term. Credit earned is transferable to a student’s home institution.

Our mission is to educate students with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. With the world as our classroom, our unique shipboard program integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community. 

Our mission, vision, strategy, and core values are rooted in student success and global comparative education. We take pride in our participants’ achievements, spanning back to our first voyage in 1963. 


Semester at Sea offers up to 75 courses across several disciplines of study. Course syllabi reflect the expertise of the faculty member and the itinerary. About 2/3 of our courses are upper-division and 1/3 are lower division. More information is available on the Spring 2017 Courses page.

Anthropology English Music
Art History English Literature Philosophy
Art/Fine Arts Environmental Sciences Politics
Biology Geography Psychology
Business/Commerce Geology Public Health
Communications History Religious Studies
Comparative Literature Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences
Creative Writing Journalism/Broadcasting Sociology
Economics Liberal Arts Theater/Drama
Engineering Media Studies Women's Studies


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