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ELIGIBILITY
To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. You must maintain full-time enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a freshman but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the voyage departs.

COURSES
As a student studying onboard with Semester at Sea, you may select from a broad range of courses in the areas of business, education, humanities, and the sciences to name a few. All students are required to enroll in one section of Global Studies during the Voyage. Classes are held while onboard the ship when the ship is sailing. Once at port, depending on the courses you have selected, you will participate in Faculty Directed Practica, studying in country.   

To learn what is offered, students can view the Course Listing for each Voyage. Students on the fall or spring voyages can earn 12-15 credits. 

Fall 2015 Voyage - currently not available
 

UW-EAU CLAIRE EQUIVALENCIES FOR SEMESTER AT SEA COURSES
Many courses you can take at Semester at Sea have already been evaluated for UW-Eau Claire credit. To find courses that have been evaluated for SAS, you will go to the Transfer Wizard site here: https://my.uwec.edu/psp/PUBLIC/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/EAU_SS_CUSTOM.EAU_TRNCRDWZ.GBL  Semester at Sea is associated with the Universtiy of Virginia, therefore, the equivalencies are listed as such.

  • Choose United States and Virginia, then click "Search"
  • Click on the Univ of Virginia link that appears
  • Click "Search" again. All SAS courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear in alphabetical order by the SAS "School Subject."
  • If the SAS course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 
Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalencies. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad. 

FOREIGN CULTURE
The semester long program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  Please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

Summer program (2014 is the last summer program being offered):
Successful completion of your course(s) may count for 3-6 credits of Foreign Culture. See the University Catalog for more information. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
*Please note that Semester at Sea no longer offers the summer voyage.

You may study with Semester at Sea for a full semester, either in the fall or spring. The Fall 2015 Voyage embarks September 13, 2015 and debarks December 21, 2015. Students should plan to arrive in the city of departure the day before the ship is scheduled to depart. You are expected to stay overnight in the departure city the night prior to departure. Most Voyages DO NOT depart or return in the United States. 

updated 7/2/14 jmk


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