Go abroad. The only experience over the past four years that rival my time with The Chronicle is the semester I studied abroad. I participated in a program called Semester at Sea, where I circumnavigated the globe, travelling to 12 different countries throughout Asia and Africa by ship. The things I saw, the people I met and the conversations I had will stay in my mind forever, and taught me more about life and myself than I could have ever learned from a lecture.
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Lauren Jones, a third-year student majoring in English and Economics, is on Semester at Sea this spring and has agreed to blog about her experience.
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One of the most important parts of traveling is forcing yourself out of your comfort zone. That’s one of the main reasons I am on this voyage, and it’s definitely had a huge effect on the way I approach new experiences. Read More…
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About 1 percent of US college students (around 283,000 per year) spend a semester or an entire year studying abroad, immersing themselves in another culture and language while picking up credits toward a degree. More than half go to Europe, though Latin America and Asia are also big draws. But for those who just can’t choose, there is this alternative: Semester at Sea. Now in its 50th year, the program takes students around the world on a ship for interdisciplinary course work and hands-on experience.
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