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Although Semester at Sea is administered by the 501c3 non-profit Institute for Shipboard Education, established in 1976 to promote global education and understanding, the University provides exceptional leadership in the collaborative effort to educate some of the finest global leaders of tomorrow.

The University of Virginia became the academic sponsor of Semester at Sea in June 2006. The University’s shared commitment to internationalization and global education creates a distinctive learning opportunity for Semester at Sea participants.



International Field Program

Global, Comparative Studies

Graduate Program


Upcoming Voyages

  • Summer 2010
  • Fall 2010
  • Spring 2011
  • Short-Term 2011
  • Summer 2011
  • Fall 2011
  • Spring 2012

Fall & Spring voyages travel around the world:

  • Last 100-110 days
  • Include 10-12 international destinations
  • Traverse Cape of Good Hope
  • 12-15 transferable credits from the University of Virginia

Summer voyages explore a world region: 

  • Last 65-70 days
  • Typically focus on North Africa/Europe
  • Include at least 8 international destinations
  • 9-12 transferable credits from the University of Virginia

Short-Term Voyages: 

  • Last 20-30 days
  • Interdisciplinary examination of a central theme, such as engineering
  • Include at least 6 international destinations, including the Panama Canal
  • 4-5 transferable credits from the University of Virginia



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Mailing Address

PO Box 400885






Direct Contact

Phone Number: (800) 854-0195