Ask any class of first graders across the country what they want to be when they grow up and they are likely to respond with answers like doctor, fireman and maybe even bus driver.
Many Elon University students have since digressed from their first-grade career paths, but not Emily Tomich.
If you asked Tomich, a sophomore at Elon, what she wants to do now and what she wanted to do when she was 7, the answer would be the same: a world traveler.
As a first grader in California, Tomich’s class participated in a pen pal program called Vicarious Voyage, in which students in her class would write to students on a Semester at Sea program.
Michael Freeman always knew he would visit Italy. Growing up, he’d always had an attraction to Italy the food, the accents, the culture. But after a talk with his older sister, who had studied abroad in Barcelona, he decided studying in Spain would be of more benefit to him.
Cassandra traveled the world during her Semester at Sea in the Fall of 2011. She is currently a senior at Quinnipiac University, and is majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing.
Facebook album of photos from a field lab in Hong Kong on board a Junk boat with Ocean Recovery Alliance (ORA) during the Spring 2013 voyage.
Corresponding article on News from the Helm: http://www.semesteratsea.org/2013/02/14/hong-kong-junk-boat-trip-explores-oceanic-pollution/
(CNN)–Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Anglican cleric who played a key role in ending apartheid in South Africa, is the winner of the 2013 Templeton Prize, the foundation that awards the prize announced Thursday.
The Templeton Prize “honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works,” the John Templeton Foundation says on its website.
Student Chad Hermann writes about his two Semester at Sea voyages for The Red & Black, University of Georgia’s newspaper
Many college students study abroad during their time at University, but few return from their experiences to proclaim, “I just circumnavigated the world,” “I’ve lived in every time zone” or “I can’t sleep without the rolling waves of the Pacific rocking me to unconsciousness.” Only the few and proud alumni of the Semester at Sea program can boast these feats. I was able to voyage aboard the MV Explorer twice during my time at UGA taking me to over 20 countries on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Sleep was scarce for fear of missing a single moment of what I consider the ultimate life experience. I could try to describe every one of my meaningful moments on Semester at Sea, but it would require a book of epic proportions. I’ll sum it up in one word, “irreplaceable.”
This post marks the third in a short series we’re featuring on theUnreasonable at Sea program. Check out the first installment “Entrepreneurs Take on the World — By Cruise Ship” and the second “Unreasonable at Sea: An Update From Cesar Harada of Protei.”
Three months ago, 11 companies set sail on a journey with Semester at Sea to launch their businesses into the global market. With just one month left in the ocean-bound accelerator, CEO of Prakti Design Mouhsine Serrar checked in with us from South Africa on his progress.
Gap year student Brandon Hill decided instead of taking a year off before college he would do a “year on” studying as an Exchange Fellow at Morehouse College and circumnavigating the globe as a Presidential Scholar aboard Semester at Sea, Brandon made it his mission to record his journey through written word and digital film.
University of Virginia Vice Provost for Global Affairs Jeffrey W. Legro says U.Va. is better positioned than ever to advance its global strategy because of the strong dual support of President Teresa A. Sullivan and Executive Vice President and Provost John Simon.
Sailing some of the most promising socially- and environmentally-focused technology companies around the world to meet local business leaders, investors and fellow entrepreneurs may not be the most conventional way of helping scale and grow their ventures, but that’s precisely what Unreasonable at Sea are attempting in a bold experiment in global entrepreneurship.
Four decades ago, the university created an innovative program to groom Colorado’s future leaders. Where are they now?
Two video interviews on Tech Crunch with Daniel Epstein, founder of the Unreasonable Institute and Unreasonable at Sea, talking about the experience so far and the integration of the students on the ship.