SEMESTER AT SEA
Program Summary & Location
Semester at Sea will require all participants (& faculty/staff) to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine prior to boarding for the fall 2021 voyage. Students have been informed of this update and will work with SAS on a case-by-case basis. This may be required (by SAS) for future voyages as well.
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 study abroad option for any major with a wide variety of courses offered on board. 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
Explore photos from past students!
Maintaining your academic plan, when abroad, is important! That is why it is important to check out course offerings that this program offers. Curious as to what courses you could possibly take on Semester at Sea and how they come back to UW-Eau Claire? Click the button below to learn more. Just remember, courses that have UW-Eau Claire equivalencies are not guaranteed to be offered the term you will be abroad:
Academics - Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea is basically a floating campus. You will have access to a variety of resources that you are used to on a normal campus, just much more condensed. There will be a whole team of staff and faculty dedicated to helping you make the most of this program. To see more on what resources Semester at Sea provides and and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button:
Support - Semester at Sea
Housing & Meals
While studying aboard the MV World Odyssey, you will reside in a cabin which accommodates 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.
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Fall 2021 Spring 2022
All dates listed below are subject to change.
Future term dates will be updated when set by our partner; please be patient. Do NOT purchase a flight until you are emailed an official acceptance letter from Semester at Sea.
UW-Eau Claire and Semester at Sea are not liable should you book your airfare before you are officially accepted by Semester at Sea and/or programs dates are finalized. Any costs associated with a mistake in booking are the student's responsibility.
To see the program dates, please see Semester at Sea's program website
(and click on the appropriate voyage term). The 2020-21 dates will be updated on Semester at Sea's website as they are available. Dates and embark/disembark locations are subject to change.
Still have some questions?! We have resources for you! General advisors are available to answer your questions on studying abroad, how to select a program, how to apply, etc. Have questions relating to this exact program?! We have peer advisors, who are study abroad returnees. Click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there is, send them an email with your questions or ask to meet up with them. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator can meet with you. To schedule an appointment with a general advisor or coordinator, call 715-836-4411. In addition, here are some other resources to learn about the countries you'll be visiting, we encourage you to research each country as they will all be different:
Find even more program specific information. Content in guide was last updated January 2021.
Semester at Sea Program Guide 2021
Find information on: health/safety recommendations, immunizations, medications, etc.
Center for Disease Control
Find information on: embassies, safety and security, local laws and identity-specific guidance, health, travel advisories, etc.
U.S. State Department Country Info
Ready to Apply?!
To be eligible for this program, students need to have a 2.5 GPA (may be flexible) and be in (and maintain) good academic, conduct and financial standing. Students can apply as a first year student but need to have sophomore standing by the program start date. (If you have concerns over eligibility, please contact the coordinator listed at the top of this page).
to read our application instructions and what will all be required. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. We look forward to seeing your application!