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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Cape Town, South Africa; Casablanca, Morocco; Cochin, India; Hamburg, Germany; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Honolulu, United States; Kobe, Japan; Port Louis, Mauritius; San Diego, United States; Shanghai, China; Takoradi, Ghana; Tema, Ghana; Valencia, Spain; Yangon, Myanmar
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Dates / Deadlines
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Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Affiliated Program
Area of Study: Anthropology, Art History, BioChemistry, Biology, Business, Communications, Creative Writing, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Science, Gender Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology, Studio Art, Theater, Women's Studies
Program Description:


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STARTS: Early September  | ENDS: mid to late December

106 Days, 13 Cities, 11 Countries, 4 Continents*

Embark: Amsterdam, Netherlands
•Lisbon, Portugal
•Cadiz, Spain
•Casablanca, Morocco
•Takoradi, Ghana
•Tema, Ghana
•Salvador, Brazil
•Trinidad and Tobago
•Panama Canal Transit
•Guayaquil, Ecuador
•Punta Arenas, Costa Rica

Disembark: San Diego, California, United States

* Itinerary current in Fall of 2019.  See for current ports of call.


STARTS: early January  |    ENDS: mid to late April

102 Days, 15 Cities, 11 Countries, 4 Continents*

Embark: San Diego, CA, United States
•Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
•Kobe, Japan
•Shanghai, China
•Hong Kong, China
•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
•Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)
•Cochin, India
•Port Louis, Mauritius
•Cape Town, South Africa
•Tema, Ghana
•Casablanca, Morocco
Disembark: Amsterdam, Netherlands

* Itinerary current in Spring of 2019.  See for current ports of call.
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Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad program open to students of all majors emphasizing comparative academic examination, hands-on field experiences, and meaningful engagement in the global community. A wide variety of coursework from 20-25 disciplines is integrated with relevant field studies in up to a dozen countries, allowing for a comparative study abroad experience that is truly global. Colorado State University is Semester at Sea's academic partner. Students from 250-300 colleges in the United States and the world participate on Semester at Sea each term. Credit earned is transferred to SIUE through the normal study abroad course equivalency process.

Semester at Sea's mission is to educate students with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. With the world as our classroom, our unique shipboard program integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community. The mission, vision, strategy, and core values are rooted in student success and global comparative education. SaS takes pride in their participants’ achievements, spanning back to their first voyage in 1963.


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Course Information 
*New courses added up until 5 months prior to start date.
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SIUE students apply here on the SIUE site, completing all the information shown.   Then they apply on the Semester at Sea site.

Once a student is accepted by Semester at Sea, there are a few more necessary steps on the SIUE site.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 04/30/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/30/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.