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  • Locations: Belize City, Belize; Bremen, Germany; Casablanca, Morocco; Dublin, Ireland; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Rapu Nui, Chile
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Semester at Sea 
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/05/2021 04/20/2021

** 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:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: Semester at SEA Field of Study: Advertising, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Gender Studies, Geography, Health & Human Services, History, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy and Religion, Politics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Service Learning, Sociology, Tourism
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Kathy McDaniel
Program Description:
Spring 2021 Map_April 2020
Spring 2021: Oceans, Islands, Canals, and Beyond
STARTS: January 5, 2021 | ENDS: April 20, 2021
106 Days, 11 Cities, 11 Countries, 4 Continents

Embark: Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Papeete, Tahiti

Fortaleza, Brazil

Hanga Roa, Easter Island (Chile)

Casablanca, Morocco

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Dublin, Ireland

Colombia, Cartagena

Debark: Bremerhaven, Germany

Belize City, Belize


MVWO 2017
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.
Anthropology Economics International Studies Political Science
Art Studio/Art History Geography Media Communications/Journalism Psychology
Biology Creative Writing/Literature/Drama Philosophy, Religion, & Ethics Spanish
Business History Music, Theatre, & Dance Sociology
Communications Human Development & Family Studies Natural Resources Tourism
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Course Information 
*New courses added up until 5 months prior to start date.
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