Shipmates Magazine - Fall 2019

Semesteratsea

FALL 2019

COMMUNICATION FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF SEMESTER AT SEA


semester at Sea

Alumni and Friends,

My colleagues at the Institute for Shipboard Education

and I hope you enjoy the theme of this issue of Shipmates

creativity and inspiration. We are delighted to highlight how

Semester at Sea has artistically inspired the creative pursuits of our

alumni. You inspire our faculty, staff, and students — during and well beyond their

voyage. We believe our alumni view the world through a different lens, and we

hope our current students follow your creative path.

I hear often from our voyagers, and the message is both consistent and inspiring.

Your voyage changed your life. Your voyage shaped what you have become. Your

voyage helped you create a better world. Your Semester at Sea voyage gave you the

global insight and confidence to follow your creative dreams.

In this issue, we feature amazing filmmakers, creative photographers, worldclass

painters, comedians, acclaimed writers, screen printers, nationally known

speakers, and award-winning actors. They continue to be inspired by their

Semester at Sea experience.

We hope you are as proud of and inspired by these individuals as we are. Their

innovation, unique perspective, and creative view of our world is a defining

outcome of our amazing model of global learning. Enjoy!

I hope to see you on a future voyage as a Lifelong Learner. We’ll save a berth for you!

Thank you,

Gary A. Ransdell

President/CEO

Institute for Shipboard Education | Semester at Sea ®


contents

2 STAND-UP AT SEA

Iliza Shlesinger starts her stand-up career at sea

6 INSPIRED PROFILES

12 AN ARTIST GIVES BACK

Dorothy Shain

14 WANDERLUST WRAPS

Students send themselves around the world with their creative ventures

16 THE VOYAGE: “LISTEN,” BY MUNA ABDULAHI

INSTITUTE FOR

SHIPBOARD EDUCATION

2243 Centre Avenue, Suite 300

Fort Collins, CO 80526-6052

Phone: 800.854.0195

Fax: 970.237.3207

info@semesteratsea.org

semesteratsea.org

MISSION

To educate individuals with the

global understanding necessary

to address the challenges of

our interdependent world. With

the world as our classroom, our

programs integrate multiple-country

study, interdisciplinary coursework,

and experiential learning for

meaningful engagement in the

global community.

THE INSTITUTE FOR

SHIPBOARD EDUCATION (ISE)

is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Fort

Collins, Colo., that administers

the Semester at Sea study

abroad program in conjunction

with Colorado State University.

Since 1963, more than 69,000

individuals from 1,700 institutions

have traveled to more than 60

countries on Semester at Sea and

its predecessor programs.

SEMESTER AT SEA INSPIRED ILLUSTRATION THROUGHOUT THIS ISSUE BY MACI HASS

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it’s

funny...

how, despite the 69,000-plus alumni that have

sailed around the world with Semester at Sea,

there will always be moments on every voyage that

are entirely unique — where a student or faculty

member tries something that’s never been done

before on that particular point on the map.

Take, for example, Spring 2004 alumna Iliza

Shlesinger. The comedian, actress, and author, who

released her fourth Netflix stand-up special, “Elder

Millennial,” in late 2018, tried her hand at sketch

comedy and improv during her time at Emerson

College, but it wasn’t until her senior year, and her

voyage with Semester at Sea, that she

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ILIZA SHLESINGER, SPRING 2004 VOYAGER

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started working on the skill that

would launch her highly successful

entertainment career.

“This is so weird but I really started

my stand-up comedy career on the

Universe Explorer, because they would have

open mic nights and I would write my

observations about all the guys and the

girls and of course very Semester at Sea

specific stuff,” Shlesinger said from Los

Angeles, where she now lives. “I do this

sort of high-pitched girls voice ..., that is

where it was born. I got it on Semester at

Sea, and I took that to the first gig I ever

did in stand-up. It’s such a weird origin

story, because most people are like ‘Oh

I’m from Chicago and started doing open

mics,’ and I’m like, ‘I started somewhere

in the Indian Ocean.’”

Shlesinger, who is working on her fifth

stand-up special and will star alongside

Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming Peter

Berg film “Wonderland,” found the

shipboard community a very welcoming

place to try something new — as well

as a group that provided a lot of (very

Semester at Sea-specific) material.

“It was my first time holding up a

mirror to my contemporaries, and it

was probably their first time hearing

someone make fun of them at that age, as

colleagues. No one ever thinks the jokes

are about them,” Shlesinger said.

And Shlesinger says the act of making

people laugh, which she has done

consistently since her time at sea, helped

make her feel close to her fellow voyagers.

“For me it was this amazing growing

experience and comedic experience and

I felt—you know, I was making people

laugh—very close to everybody. The best

way I could put it, I felt like you could ask

for a bite of anyone’s ice cream by the end,

and they would say yes. Even though you

didn’t know everyone, you’re still a group

and you’re accomplishing something

amazing together.”

You can now catch Iliza’s latest special

on Netflix this fall, and follow everything

she’s up to by visiting iliza.com.

ILIZA SHOWING OFF HER SEMESTER AT SEA PRIDE

AFTER A SHOW IN DENVER.

“This is so weird but I really

started my stand-up comedy

career on the Universe Explorer”

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Directors, photographers, writers,

actors, artists of all kinds — the ship

is never short on creative expression.

We asked a few of our alumni who have

careers in the arts for their perspective

on their time with Semester at Sea,

advice for future voyagers, and how

their voyage impacted them.

FALL 1990

RHETT REESE

SCREENWRITER AND PRODUCER OF FILM AND TELEVISION

(“DEADPOOL,” “ZOMBIELAND,” “THE JOE SCHMO SHOW”)

“We had an informal sunset club on the ship, a loose

group of folks who found their way onto the sun deck

to watch the sun go down. I remember one night in

particular; I was looking at a gorgeous sunset reflected in

the water, the wind in my hair, thinking, ‘Life will never

get this good again.’ I often return to that moment in my

mind ... what it meant to be young and free and feel that

much joy.

I enjoyed studying drama on the ship, and performing for

my classmates, and I think that further fueled my desire

to enter a creative field. Creativity is greatly inspired by

experience, and I can think of no experiential learning

better than the kind you find on Semester at Sea. Semester

at Sea remains the best 100 consecutive days of my life.”

FALL 1994

CALEB REESE

ACTOR AND FOUNDER OF

TWITCHTV.COM STUDIO, THE FLAK SHACK

RHETT (L) AND CALEB REESE (R)

“There is nothing quite like Semester at Sea. Having the opportunity to see

so many wonderful countries in the span of 100 days while traveling with

other like-minded people is one of the rarest experiences on the planet. I

tell every parent I know who has a child approaching college that they must

consider sending them on Semester at Sea. It is a rare gem.

Keep an open mind. Get rid of your blinders. Life can lead you on so many

different and interesting paths. Be open to all of them. You never know

which one is going to take you to a destination of peace and love. Don’t let

your major dictate what you’re going to do with your life. Give yourself a

chance to think outside of the box and be brave!”

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SPRING 2010,

SUMMER 2014

BERNIE MCCABE

ARTIST (@MAZINGARTSTUDIO)

AND VENUE MANAGER OF IX ART

PARK (@IXARTPARK)

“As an artist, I paint fully solvable startto-finish

maze paintings on canvas.

I use mazes as a way to represent the

different journeys we are on in life.

My artwork is about getting where you

want to go, becoming who you want to

be, and navigating the complicated and

overlapping paths we take to get there.

Semester at Sea planted the idea of longterm

travel and living abroad firmly in my

mind. Meeting and engaging with students

and professors from all over the world both

on and off the ship only made me want to travel more. I learned

more about their diverse experiences and backgrounds,

and I became fascinated with the positive impact that

spending long periods of time abroad has on people.

The theme of travel is present in most of my artistic work and

I trace that back to my Semester at Sea experience. Semester

at Sea gave me the ambition to live a life well-lived, as I define

it, and courage to actively pursue it. To me, art and travel are

integral parts of that well-lived life.”

FALL 1998, FALL 1999,

FALL 2008, SPRING 2009

SKYE FITZGERALD

FILM PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR

OF THE OSCAR-NOMINATED

DOCUMENTARY, “LIFEBOAT”

“Each voyage is rife with hundreds of

irreplaceable memories. My experiences

with Semester at Sea deeply influenced

my choice to continue to pursue a career

as a documentary filmmaker. In particular,

my exposure to so many cultures during

the course of Semester at Sea strengthened

my resolve to bear witness to stories most

Americans weren’t aware of and to bring

them to the widest audience possible. Trust that

your own internal compass should trump external

factors when you decide how to shape your career.”

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SPRING 2007

CANDACE PATRICK

SCREENWRITER AND

DIRECTOR OF “THE 5TH ROOM”

“During my voyage, three out of four of my

professors required journaling, which I can’t

lie — I hated the thought at first! I write

when I’m inspired, so being told I had to sit

down and write something every evening was

not appealing to me. Since then, I’ve taken

the time to look back on my journal entries a

few times and I am glad I was forced to write!

Journaling helped me process my experiences

without knowing I was going through the

process. As a writer, the characters I create are based on real

experiences and every character I write needs to have a back

story beyond the page.

“The 5th Room” is a short film that I wrote in 2017 about

an agoraphobic woman who has not left her home in five

years due to a tragic incident. Ultimately, I hope the film will

create a discussion about mental health, specifically in the

black community, where unfortunately there is still a lot of

stigma and miseducation around the topic. I am also very

proud that this film will be brought to screen with a diverse

and inclusive cast and crew, specifically giving opportunities

to women in film and underrepresented ethnic identities. We

wrapped up production in late July and we plan to premiere

at a film festival near you in 2020!”

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SPRING 2015

JOSH LIBERMAN

PHOTOGRAPHER AND

VIDEOGRAPHER

(JOSHLIBERMAN.COM)

“Semester at Sea was wholly responsible

for leading me down the path I’m on today.

I left my home university as a biology

major and chemistry minor on the pre-med

track. I thought I wanted to follow in my

father’s footsteps and become a doctor, even

though my skin starts to crawl if I spend too

much time in a library. My hobby for years

had been photography, but I never took it

seriously. I enrolled in a photojournalism course,

both to challenge myself and force me to share my

photos with others. At the end of the semester,

there was a ship-wide photography contest. I

had never entered a contest in my life, but my

photojournalism professor pushed me to apply. I

didn’t think any of my photos were good enough,

and I had never shown them to a large group of

people. There were five categories. I placed first in two of them,

and was runner-up in a third. My professor, Dr. Amber Johnson,

went up in front of everyone and told me how proud she was of my

development. Someone else believed in my photography, someone

I looked up to and admired. It was that exact moment on the MV

Explorer that convinced me to follow my passion.

When I talk to people about Semester at Sea, I tell them what I

know: my experience. Some people talk about how much it changed

them, but I don’t really feel changed by it, I feel I changed through

it. It was a catalyst to my awakening as an artist, and I owe so much

to the wonderful people who guided me along the way. For me, it

enabled me to discover who I truly was, and I often think about what I

would be doing with my life if I never had the opportunity to sail with

Semester at Sea and discover my passion.”

Alumni

Travel

Program

Pack your bags for an epic

adventure with fellow SAS

alumni in 2020:

Peru & Amazon River

Machu Picchu Adventure

June 21 - 25, 2020

Chile & Patagonia

Total Solar Eclipse Adventure

December 7 - 15, 2020

Alumni Travel Program trips

are one of a kind, curated

experiences and sell out

fast! Contact Sara Leger,

Assistant Director, Alumni

& Parent Travel Programs,

at sleger@isevoyages.org

to plan your adventure.

Complete trip itineraries

at: semesteratsea.org/

alumni-travel-program

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FALL 2004

CHELSEA BOND

FOUNDER/DESIGNER OF CHELSEA BOND

JEWELRY (CHELSEABONDJEWELRY.COM)

“My handcrafted jewelry line is inspired by living on a

barrier island as well as travels to exotic destinations

around the globe. Many of these destinations were visited

while on Semester at Sea.

Without seeing pockets of the globe with my own eyes, I

would never be able to communicate the beauty of the world

through wearable art. I can still remember the sights, smells,

and feelings upon arriving at each destination. There are

places that one can truly only “feel” by seeing them through

their own eyes. This also fuels me to connect with business

partners and retailers worldwide to sell Chelsea Bond

Jewelry internationally.

One of the most impactful memories from my voyage was

visiting a village deep in the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam.

On this field class, we boated down the river into the jungle

where we witnessed entrepreneurship at its finest. This

coconut candy business harvested coconuts from the jungle

and melted the components down to create delicious candies

that were sold in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s still one of the most

poignant moments of my voyage and one that I look back on

fondly. I think it’s an experience that alumni can relate to

because it shows that with grit and determination, they can

start a business, even with limited resources.”

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Reconnect

with your

SAS Family!

SPRING 2019

TOLAN SHAW

SINGER-SONGWRITER

“Some of my fondest memories revolve

around shipboard life. Staying up till 3

a.m. with friends, writing and playing

music, visiting other friends’ rooms

and serenading them, performing songs

inspired by our journey at coffeehouse

events. We used to live for those open-mic

style nights, and would use them to try new

material. I created a musical comedy duo

with my buddy Max Rattner and we would

write jokes about shipboard life, teachers,

students, and countries we visited, and form them into songs. We also had

a Gamelan ensemble (traditional Indonesian music) on our ship, led by our

music professor David Harnish.

Semester at Sea definitely helped to solidify my love for creating music,

collaborating, and seeking inspiration from travel in my songwriting. It was

also one of the first times I remember thinking, ‘I could do this for a living.’

Up until that point I had planned to go into a field that would align with my

double major of International Relations and Spanish. But being in such a

tight-knit, supportive, creative environment really sparked the idea that I

could do the same thing in “real life,” outside of the ship. Making music is

about connecting with people through creative expression and making an

audience feel something. Semester at Sea and the little music community we

created aboard our ship was like a microcosm for how I went about pursuing

music after graduating from college.”

Did you know we have 27 Semester

at Sea Alumni Chapters throughout

the United States and Canada?

• Phoenix/Tempe, AZ

• San Francisco, CA

• Los Angeles, CA

• Orange County, CA

• Boulder, CO

• Denver/Colorado Springs, CO

• Miami, FL (South Florida)

• Tampa, FL (West-Central Florida)

• Atlanta, GA

• Chicago, IL

• Indianapolis, IN

• Boston, MA

• Minneapolis, MN

• New York, NY

• Charlotte, NC

• Reno, NV

• Philadelphia, PA

• Pittsburgh, PA

• Portland, OR

• Nashville, TN

• Austin, TX

• Charleston, SC

• Charlottesville, VA

(Central Virginia)

• Washington, D.C.

• Seattle, WA

• Lower Midwest Region

(Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)

• Vancouver, BC, Canada

Interested in starting an

alumni chapter where you live?

Contact alumni@isevoyages.org

for more information.

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Artist and

alumna Dorothy

Shain’s travelinspired

artwork

is fueling the fund

that helps future

students sail

around the world

For every

Semester at

Sea alum, there is

always one moment

in-country that

leaps to mind

whenever friends

and family ask

about their time

abroad — one that

sticks long after

the voyage is over.

Even almost 10

years after her

Fall 2010 Voyage,

Dorothy Shain is

quick to bring up

her time in Vietnam

as something she’ll

always remember.

“I’m from South

Carolina and my

mom is from

Tennessee, so my

whole life, she’s

taken us into

the mountains

in Tennessee to

see these special

fireflies that flash

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all at one time. Growing up we were

always told they were only found in two

places in the world. I was in Vietnam, we

were on a trip on the Mekong River. It

was getting dark and my roommate and I

needed to get back. Our guide kept saying,

‘Stay, stay, there’s something really cool.’

We wound up staying and we saw these

fireflies that were blinking simultaneously.

I think that for me that was just such a

cool moment where you wind up at the

right place at the right time. The world is

so small, (in) that of all the places in the

world, I was

in the other

spot that the

fireflies were.”

Now an

established

contemporary

artist whose

work has

been featured

in publications like Garden & Gun and

Architectural Digest, Shain was named one

of the “South’s Best Tastemakers” by

Southern Living magazine in 2019.

Shain believes her work resonates with

people in part because it is inspired by

traveling, collecting, and connecting,

something she got plenty of practice at

while taking a ARTS 1159 Collage course

with Professor Judy McLeod onboard the

MV Explorer.

“It was such a cool class because it made

me really think about collecting things as

I went, whether that was keeping receipts

or holding onto tickets. I would take

everything back and create these scenes

from each country about something

that stood out to me. It was so valuable

because I feel like I’m still doing that now

with my work,” Shain said.

“It’s very travel inspired — I go

somewhere and come back and create

a piece about where I’ve been. I feel like

Semester at Sea taught me that traveling

is not going to a country and sitting in a

resort and never leaving. Traveling for me

is about getting out and seeing a culture.

It’s those experiences that influence my

art. And people come to me and they’re

saying they’re purchasing the piece

because they have a connection with the

place. I feel like people really connect

when they’ve been to a place.”

After establishing herself as an artist

to watch, Shain wanted to work with

Semester at Sea to create those same

“Semester at Sea is my favorite thing

I have ever done in my entire life,

and I’ve always had this goal of when

I was successful, I wanted to be able

to send people on Semester at Sea.”

inspirational opportunities for future

voyagers. But, like many young alumni,

she felt that making a large contribution

was a challenge financially; so this year,

Shain has committed 10 percent of the

revenue from sales of her original artwork

to Semester at Sea’s Voyager Scholarship

Fund, which supports need-based

scholarships for current college students.

“This year I really got to thinking, why

don’t I just start small? That’s really

important to me, to be able to help

someone who wouldn’t necessarily have

the opportunity, because I saw it change

my life, and it can probably help change

someone else’s,” Shain said. “Ten percent

is still a small donation but I have a goal

to continue to grow and scale and one

day I think it would be amazing to send

more than one person on Semester at

Sea a year.”

And with 2019 coming to a close, Shain

is still thinking about ways to give back to

the program that helped inspire her.

“Semester at Sea is my favorite thing

I have ever done in my entire life, and

I’ve always had this goal of when I was

successful, I wanted to be able to send

people on Semester at Sea.”

Visit dorothyshain.com to see

more of Dorothy’s artwork and make

a purchase that benefits the Voyager

Scholarship Fund.

FALL 2010 ALUMNA DOROTHY SHAIN IS

USING HER ART TO POWER SEMESTER

AT SEA’S VOYAGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

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Students Send Themselves

Around the World with

Wanderlust Wraps

Two best friends from the University of Iowa turned

to fashion to fund their Semester at Sea experience

W

hen Spring 2019 Voyagers Taylor Williams and Kennedy Voss met for

the first time as members of the University of Iowa rowing team, they

had no idea they’d eventually be trading in their shell to share a space on a

much larger ship. Indeed, when they first met, the former crewmates and

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future shipmates hadn’t even heard of

Semester at Sea.

“We didn’t even know it would be an

option until after we decided to leave

the team. We started researching what

we could do with all of our free time,”

Voss said. “We decided to apply on a

whim, got accepted (to Semester at Sea),

and were like, ‘Shoot, how are we going

to pay for this?’”

Their solution was born out of

their experience

on the Hawkeye

rowing team. The

pair of (now) seniors

decided to get creative

and combine their

shared appreciation

for fashion with an

entrepreneurial spirit.

“We had been trying

to find fashionable, uniquely patterned

headbands to wear to differentiate

yourself from your teammates, and

there weren’t really any on the market.

Taylor taught herself how to sew, and in

our apartment, we just started making

these little headbands and selling them

to our friends and our teammates,”

Voss said. “Before we knew it, we were

selling out and people were loving our

products. We had a logo made and we

came up with the name Wanderlust

Wraps because of our desire to travel.

People started buying into our story

of wanting to go around the world on

Semester at Sea.”

“We didn’t think we were actually

going to start a business. It kind of fell

into our laps,” Williams added. “We

thought maybe we’d get some people to

support us with some extra money here

or there, but it just kind of blew up.”

As their business took off, Voss and

Williams were able to use their profits

from selling headbands to fund the

majority of their voyage, and even kept

the business running while sailing on

the MV World Odyssey. All the effort,

according to Williams, was well worth it.

“We were still selling headbands on the

ship to our new friends. It was kind of

cool to see the people in our shipboard

community rocking our products, and

just seeing what all this hard work was

for,” Williams said. “Going to places like

the Taj Mahal, I’ll never forget that.”

Now that their voyage is over, Voss and

Williams are back at the University of

Iowa for their senior year and plan on

graduating together in December. Before

that, however, they’ll

be participating in a

start-up accelerator

through their

university to help

them suss out new,

creative ways to grow

their brand.

“We want to

stay more in the travel

realm of fashion and clothing. That’s

what we worked on this summer,” Voss

said. “Vibrant patterns that we saw

in-country inspired us to find similar

fabrics for our headbands and we are

working on more travel-related business

ideas.”

“It’s definitely a goal if we can sustain

ourselves and be able to pay the bills.

Otherwise, I think it’s something we’re

going to continue to do while getting

other jobs,” Williams added. “But I really

think we’re part of the entrepreneurial

community now.”

And as far as two best friends working

together goes? It seems like a breeze after

traveling the world with one another.

“Before going on Semester at Sea

everyone was like, ‘I know a lot of people

that did that and they don’t even speak

anymore!’ But I think it honestly made

me a better person and our friendship

got stronger because of it,” Williams

said. “It’s so different when you get to

work with your best friend. It’s fun but

it’s also a challenge. Having a strong

foundation and a good friendship has

definitely helped us grow.”

Learn more about Wanderlust Wraps at

wanderlustwrapsusa.com.

Leave a

Legacy

When it comes to making a

long-term impact on Semester

at Sea, there are many giving

options to choose from besides

simply writing a check. To find

a charitable gift that best meets

your family’s goals and supports

SAS, you need a plan — and

we’re here to help!

For more information about how

you can make a difference, visit

semesteratsea.org/plannedgiving

or email Susan Sigman,

Director of Philanthropy, at

ssigman@isevoyages.org.

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Listen

Muna Abdulahi, a Fall 2018 Voyager from University of Minnesota Twin Cities, shared a spoken word piece with her shipmates.

Her words below resonate with all Semester at Sea alumni, but to understand the emotions in her writing and her story in its entirety,

visit our YouTube channel and watch her spoken word performance, captured on video by fellow Fall 2018 Voyager, Mackenzie Hilton.

You see,

what makes Semester at Sea unique is not the ship.

It is not the pool deck or nine different floors

or even traveling around the world on a ship.

It is that it didn’t give me a textbook and told me to read,

it gave me people and told me to listen.

Listen.

Really listen.

View VIDEO on magazine e-version

youtube.com/SemesteratSeaChannel

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Ring in the New Year with fellow Semester at Sea alumni, friends,

family, and other wave-makers aboard the MV World Odyssey!

With exciting new itineraries beginning in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021,

the ship will not return to the U.S. for a few years. Let’s send her

off SAS-style with a festive New Year’s Eve celebration!

December 31, 2019 • 8:30 p.m.—12:30 a.m.

Aboard the MV World Odyssey

San Diego, CA

Register online here: bit.ly/NYEwithSAS

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU FOR

OUR NEXT ISSUE OF SHIPMATES!

If you have wedding announcements, baby

news, or other exciting information to share,

please contact alumni@semesteratsea.org.

VIEW ALUMNI STORIES AT: SEMESTERATSEA.ORG/COMMUNITY

Save the Date!

Join Semester at Sea family and friends from around the world on Tuesday,

December 3, for #GivingTuesday 2019! This #GivingTuesday, your SAS

Annual Fund gift will directly and immediately positively impact Semester at

Sea students, faculty, and programs alike – helping to provide smooth sailing

and deep learning to some of the best and brightest students in the world.

Visit givingtuesday.semesteratsea.org for more information.

ELLE BOWMAN, SPRING 2019

Voyager

Scholarship

Fund

More than 2,800 alumni, parents,

Lifelong Learners, faculty, staff,

organizations, and friends

supported Semester at Sea

during the 2019 fiscal year (June

1, 2018-May 31, 2019), providing

life-changing opportunities to

well-qualified students such as

Elle Bowman (S’19). A Voyager

Scholarship Fund recipient, Elle

shares that, “Your generosity

as a donor is an inspiration to

me that I will carry for the rest

of my life. I have high hopes of

one day being able to follow

in your footsteps of kindness

and generosity and provide a

life-changing Semester at Sea

experience to future voyagers.

From the bottom of my heart,

thank you.”

To give more students like Elle

the opportunity to sail on an

upcoming voyage, and for more

information on how to make a

gift to Semester at Sea, please

visit give.semesteratsea.org.

The world is waiting.

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See the

worlD foR yourself

BECome a

LifelOng leaRner

Live and learn in a dynamic community of students, faculty, and other adventurous travelers while visiting

10-12 countries across the globe. The Lifelong Learning Program adds a unique, inter-generational aspect

to Semester at Sea’s traditional student voyages. Now offering full and Spotlight (partial) voyages to

diverse ports of call — this is your opportunity to see the world for yourself.

semesteratsea.org/lifelong-learner

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