Semester at Sea: Study Abroad on a campus that floats

Semester at Sea Study Abroad 

With the world as its classroom and more than 50 years of experience, Semester at Sea integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experience for meaningful engagement in the global community.

  • Open to all college/universities and all majors
  • We have programs for Gap Year, Traditional Undergraduate, and Post-Graduate Students
  • No age requirement, but you must have graduated from high school in order to apply
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement
  • You’ll earn 12-15 transferable credits from Colorado State University
  • Yes – we have grants and scholarships!

Inquire to Set Sail!

Semester at Sea is calling & I MUST go

School on a boat?

Not a boat, a ship!

Or rather a floating campus. The MV World Odyssey will be your home away from home throughout your journey.

  • Student Cabins (closed-circuit TV, mini-refrigerator, closets, drawers, restroom (shower, toilet, shelf space), daily linens, and a safe)
  • 9 Classrooms
  • Student Union
  • Academic Success Center (Library with 24-hour snack bar)
  • Two Dinning Halls and an Outdoor Grill
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Spa and Hair Salon
  • Fitness Center, Sports Court, Ping Pong Table, Indoor/Outdoor Pool
  • Supportive community of faculty, staff, medical team, resident directors, Lifelong Learners, families, and crew
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Explore 10-12 World Destinations

The Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia

Over a 100-day voyage on a shipboard campus, voyagers will explore 10-12 destinations across 3-4 continents and travel 20,000- 25,000 Nautical Miles. We offer voyages every fall and spring.

Student Studying on Deck

Open to all majors

Earn 12-15 Academic Credits

  • Select courses from 20 – 25 fields of study
  • Each course includes an in-country field class allowing for an experiential, global comparative education
  • Receive an official transcript from Colorado State University 
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Grants & Scholarships Available

We award $5 million in aid, annually.

  • Need & Merit Grants
  • IMPACT Project Cohort (Community Engagement)
  • Minority Serving Institution Scholarships
  • Student Assistant Grants
  • Inclusive Engagement Scholarship
  • Alumni Provided Grants
  • Global Journalism Fellowship

Get connected, Start your journey

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