Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Accra, Ghana; Barcelona, Spain; Bremen, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Kobe, Japan; Kochi, India; Port Louis, Mauritius; San Diego, CA, United States; Shanghai, China; Takoradi, Ghana; Tema, Ghana; Valencia, Spain; Yangong, Myanmar;
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Semester at Sea 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 08/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 09/09/2017 12/16/2017
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students 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:
Study Abroad Adviser: Ernberger, Monica
Program Director:
Ernberger, Monica
Housing Options: Cabin on Ship Cumulative GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Banner 598
FA17 Voyage


STARTS: September 9, 2017 | ENDS: December 23, 2017
106 Days, 13 Cities, 11 Countries, 4 Continents

Embark: Bremerhaven, Germany
•Barcelona, Spain
•Valencia, Spain
•Accra, Ghana

•Cape Town, South Africa
•Port Louis, Mauritius
•Cochin, India
•Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
•Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
•Shanghai, China
•Kobe, Japan
•Honolulu, Hawaii
DebarkSan Diego, CA, United States


Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad program open to students of all majors emphasizing comparative academic examination, hands-on field experiences, and meaningful engagement in the global community. A wide variety of coursework from 20-25 disciplines is integrated with relevant field studies in up to a dozen countries, allowing for a comparative study abroad experience that is truly global. Colorado State University is Semester at Sea's academic partner. Students from 250-300 colleges in the United States and the world participate on Semester at Sea each term. Credit earned is transferable to a student’s home institution.

Our mission is to educate students with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. With the world as our classroom, our unique shipboard program integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community. Our mission, vision, strategy, and core values are rooted in student success and global comparative education. We take pride in our participants’ achievements, spanning back to our first voyage in 1963.


Voyage Calendar
Course Information 
*New courses added up until 5 months prior to start date.
Admission Requirements
Program Fees
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Faculty & Staff
Life at Sea
Diversity at Sea
Our Ship
Meet your Admission Counselor

Click Here To Get Started!
Footer 598

*Application Fee Promo Code Waiver: There is a promo code to waive the Semester at Sea application fee. Enter ISU@Sea to receive this benefit.

A Voyage Around the World
106 Days, 11 Countries, 13 Cities, 4 Continents

Visiting Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America, this voyage gives participants a truly global comparative experience as the ship explores various cultures around the world.Embark: Sep 9, Amsterdam, NetherlandsDisembark: Dec 23, San Diego, CAItinerary: Spain, Ghana, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Myanmar (Burma), Viet Nam, China, Japan, Hawaii, United States

For more information on this program, please contact Monica Ernberger. She will be your advisor for this program. ISU Study Abroad Center, 3224 Memorial Union. Call 515-294-6792 for an appointment!