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Semester at Sea
Varies, Varies (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
2.75 (may be flexible) Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Coordinator: Courtney Brost
Program Description:

Explore the world from your global classroom aboard a Semester at Sea (SAS) Voyage! Take courses accredited by Colorado State University while sailing around the world, earning UWEC credits. Semester at Sea is a great study abroad option for any major with a wide variety of courses offered on board for each program. The courses are delivered integrating each international experience to facilitate global, comparative, field based education. You will do Faculty Directed Practica in countries and curricula of your choice. To learn more about Semester at Sea and the upcoming voyages, click here!

Semester at Sea is a fantastic program choice for students who want to see it all! Why not visit 9 international destinations while studying abroad instead of just one or two? For the fall 2017 voyage, see the Netherlands, Spain, Ghana, South Africa, India, Burma, Vietnam, China, and Japan. 


While studying aboard the MV World Odyssey, you will reside in a cabin which accommodates 2-3 students. Each room has a closed-circuit television, fridge, private bathroom, telephone, and a wardrobe. There are 2 dining rooms on board with indoor and outdoor eating areas where 3 meals per day are served buffet style.

To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar click here: Academics - Semester at Sea

Below you will find more information on program costs: Spring 2017Fall 2017

  • Meet with a peer adviser about the program. Check the link to see which programs have peer advisers this semester.
  • Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.



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Your floating campus aboard the MV World Odyssey has everything you would expect from a University atmosphere. The 575ft. ship has 10 decks which hold dining areas, a coffee bar, a library and bookstore, laundry facilities, sports and recreation facilities, and a health clinic. There is also a large swimming pool and a wellness center. Throughout each voyage, typically over 50 extracurricular and co-curricular groups develop in areas such as performing and visual arts, multicultural, service-oriented and student government organizations to list a few. You are encouraged to get involved with some of the clubs and organizations with up to 600 other undergraduate students.

"The people from each country really made the trip. I had so many eye opening interactions with people from all different backgrounds." - Mariel, Spring 2016

"It was everything I had imagined it to be and more! I met so many wonderful people and was challenged intellectually through my courses as well as through my interactions in each country. This is truly an experience to remember!" -Mai Vang 2012

"Semester at Sea is a phenomenal organization. The effort that they put into teaching their students about the world we live in and how to make it a better place is absolutely incredible. It’s an amazing experience that I would strongly encourage everyone to look into." –Andrea, Summer 2012

While docked, students have the opportunity to explore the many international cities. Every evening before the ship arrives in a new destination, students are given a "Pre-port" presentation to better inform them of travel logistics, customs and immigration procedures, and safety at the destination. Each student receives a sheet of paper with emergency information specific for the port country.

To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 04/03/2017 04/04/2017 TBA TBA
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