My name is Amber Cope, and this fall will be the start of my junior year at Towson University.
However, on Aug. 24 I’ll be embarking on a very unique study abroad program, where my four classes won’t be held in one country, or any country for that matter. I’ll be learning on a floating university, with the program Semester at Sea through the University of Virginia.
Senior Bethany Kuwitzky returned from her year abroad with the knowledge of what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
Somewhere between boarding a boat in Nova Scotia and hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Lake Travis High School graduate Ryan Weaver and friend Tom McNally made up their minds to start a travel agency.
By Megan Kummer Brianna Platzer, 22, of Cape May has always been a self-described “travel junkie”. Recently, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capitalize on this passion for exploration presented itself. She jumped at the chance. Jauntaroo – an online “Vacation Matchmaker” – is currently conducting a search for their “Chief World Explorer”.
Beginning on Saturday, Aug. 24, I will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
This semester, six UConn students will set sail for a “Semester at Sea,” receiving a global comparative education, visiting and exploring many countries and cultures on a worldwide scale.
Tomorrow morning I’ll be in Russia. Right now I’m 16 nautical miles off the coast of Estonia. Yesterday I passed under the bridge that connects Sweden to Denmark. Saturday I was in London. The week before that I was in Iceland.
But, before all this, two weeks ago I was sitting on a bench at New Haven’s Union Station.
I’M A MADISON RESIDENT AND UCONN SENIOR spending the fall semester traveling around the Atlantic on a ship with Semester at Sea (www.semesteratsea.org). Last week, I wrote about beginning my voyage aboard the MV Explorer as we made our way to St Petersburg, Russia. St Petersburg is a beautiful, waterfront city, built by Peter the Great in 1703 as the cultural capital of Russia, but I decided that my time here could not be complete without a visit to Moscow, the biggest and most well known city in Russia
A floating university docks in Dublin tomorrow with 575 students from 20 different countries on board.
The MV Explorer is marking the 50th anniversary of the “Semester at Sea” programme sponsored by North America’s University of Virginia.
The floating campus visited Galway some years ago, and has been in Ireland several times. This transatlantic voyage, which involves visits to Morocco and Ghana, Argentina and Brazil, will also take in Cuba for the first time, following approval by the US treasury department.
Wade Colburn sailed with Semester at Sea in the Spring of 2013 where he took classes and was mentored by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
"Thank you" in Russian looks like "CÐ¿acÐ¸Ð±o," but is pronounced "spa-si-ba." This was the first phrase I learned before I took my first steps in St. Petersburg, Russia and I was very thankful to be on land after five days at sea.
August 29, before the beginning of the school year, a delegation of students of the Faculty of North American universities. They make polukrugosvetnoe cruise, learning along the way (a program called "Semester at Sea" ). Journey lasts approximately 4 months, the ship enters the ports of different countries, and if possible, students with teachers attend universities in these cities.
En julio y agosto visitaron las instalaciones hoteleras unos 200 000 cubanos y 225 000 se acogieron a la oferta de Campismo Popular, según cifras preliminares