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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa; Casablanca, Morocco; Cochin, India; Hamburg, Germany; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong, China; Port Louis, Mauritius; Shanghai, China; Takoradi, Ghana; Tema, Ghana; Yangon, Myanmar
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Semester at Sea 
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: Non-UGA Type of Instruction: Lecture
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Expedition Ship
Academic Area: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Economics, Engineering, Geography, History, Journalism, Management, Marine Sciences, Marketing, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology, Theatre, Women's Studies Open to non-UGA students: No
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* 

*Subject to change

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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. The University of Virginia 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.

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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