Semester at Sea offers students an opportunity to experience in one summer or one semester the rich diversity of our world's cultures.
It is the perfect choice for any Cabrini student drawn to a global, comparative study-abroad experience. Students truly interested in adding a unique global perspective to the undergraduate experience will find that this "Voyage of Discovery" is a life-altering learning adventure.
The shipboard curriculum provides insights into various cultures and societies, with the onboard professors providing students with the tools to analyze them meaningfully. These intellectual skills will last a lifetime, allowing students to understand new places and to relate past experiences to future situations.
Courses in the program focus on global crisis issues—the environment, population, foreign-policy relationships, and economics—in the context of the nations visited during the cruise.
The ship becomes the campus on which participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grades. The possibilities are limitless.
A homework assignment might be to visit an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, to reflect upon the complexities of Cambodia and the beauty of Angkor Wat, or even to volunteer at an orphanage or work on a building project.
Funding for Semester at SeaThe University of Virginia, academic sponsor of the Semester at Sea program and The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), program administrator, have entered into an agreement of academic cooperation with the Office of Study Abroad at Cabrini College.
Beginning with the summer 2014 voyage, and for all subsequent voyages, Cabrini students will benefit financially from this new study abroad affiliation.
ISE/SAS will give each Cabrini student accepted in the program a $500 scholarship for all summer voyages and a $1000 scholarship for all fall and spring voyages.
This scholarship funding is automatic and guaranteed to all participants. For Cabrini students, ISE/SAS will also guarantee the inside double/outside triple cabin rate for their selected voyage. These are the least expensive and most cost-effective cabins on the cruise, and are usually sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
All Cabrini student participants are guaranteed this rate, no matter how close to the actual sailing date they are accepted.
Students who wish to upgrade to an outside double may do so by paying the difference in the increased room rate.
Applying for Semester at SeaInterested students are advised not to proceed with applications for any Semester at Sea program without first checking with Dr. Uliano.
Further information about Semester at Sea voyages, including a complete itinerary, pricing details, and an online application form, are available on the Semester at Sea website at www.semesteratsea.org.
Students interested in a semester at sea should contact Study Abroad Coordinator Nick Uliano, Ed.D., at 610-902-8383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.