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  • Locations: Bangkok, Thailand; Barcelona, Spain; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Malaga, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall
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  • Program Sponsor: Semester at Sea 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/01/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English GPA: 2.5
Housing Option: Cabin on a Ship, Host Family Academic Standing: Freshman, Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Communication, Creative Writing, English, Environmental Science, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography, Health & Human Services, History, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communications, Media/Media Management, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Service Learning, Spanish, Tourism & Event Planning Program Type: BGSU Affiliate Program
Program Description:


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European, African, and Asian Adventure
Fall 2023 Voyage  

September 9, 2023 - December 22, 2023
105 Days, 11 Cities, 11 Countries, 3 Continents

Embark: Antwerp, Belgium

Itinerary: Spain, Malta, Spain, Greece, Gibraltar, Canary Islands, South Africa, Mauritius, Malaysia, Vietnam

Debark: Bangkok, Thailand

About Us

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Our Mission
Journeys of discovery that spark bold solutions to global challenges.

What is Semester at Sea?
Unlike traditional study abroad or tourism experiences, Semester at Sea opens the door to deep, authentic engagement with countries and cultures across the globe. It's more than just the adventure of a lifetime. It's a transformative experience that will give you a global perspective to take on the challenges of tomorrow.
  • Global Experience - Visit 10+ countries around the world in a uniquely comparative environment that provides a truly global perspective.  
  • College Credit - Earn a full semester's worth of course credit from a world-class university, with the rigorous curriculum you need to accomplish your academic goals.  
  • Shipboard Life - Enjoy the comfort and community of a floating home away from home, no matter where in the world your voyage takes you.  
  • Experiential Learning - Develop a deeper understanding of the world through onboard and in-country learning opportunities that connect the classroom to the communities you visit.  
  • Career Enhancement - Semester at Sea offers unique benefits for your post-college job search, from improved leadership skills to an invaluable global perspective on the challenges of tomorrow.
Frequently Offered Disciplines
We are open to all majors!

Study on Deck
Business Performing and Visual Arts
Communication, Journalism, and Media Studies Psychology and Human Development
Political Science, Economics, and History Religion and Philosophy
Literatures and Languages Society and Culture
Environment and Health Tourism and Hospitality
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Exploring on Land
FA23 Voyage Itinerary
Admission Requirements
FA23 Program Fees
Financial Aid & Scholarships
FA23 Course Information

*New courses added up until 5 months prior to start date.
The world is your campus.