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Semester at Sea is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Global, comparative education is the element that distinguishes Semester at Sea from other study abroad programs. Operating a traveling shipboard campus allows diverse learning communities to live and learn in close quarters as they travel the world, and SAS provides opportunities for intensive engagement, reflection, interaction, and exchange that simply aren't available with other programs. Field-based, experiential learning is a vital component of Semester at Sea. The ship becomes a campus where participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grade. Field Labs are designed and led by a faculty member who has expertise in a particular culture, location, or subject matter. These in-port labs enhance and explore course content. SAS directed trips are led by staff or faculty. May be recommended by a faculty member as an excellent complement to a student's syllabus. Independent Practica are opportunities for a participant to conduct independent research. Requires faculty approval to count as fulfillment of field requirement.
Click here for a presentation from an OSU Student who participated in this program.
Classes and residences are on board the MV Explorer, a 590-foot ship made into a floating campus. There are seven decks, student residences, dining halls, a library, recreational facilities, and more. Check out the Semester at Sea website for more information! There are voyages summer, fall, and spring with different routes around the world. The destinations vary slightly every year. While in port, students have the choice to stay in country or on the ship.
Minimum 2.75 GPA, Consistent full time student status where one full term has been completed, 300-500 word essay.
See the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements.
Arabic Language Institute of Fes. Earn 12 quarter credits (1 year) of Arabic language and take an upper division culture course while studying at ALIF.
Practice your Arabic in an exciting and natural setting. Examine Moroccan culture through a focus on language and interpersonal interaction. Immerse yourself in Arabic by living with a Moroccan family and studying modern Arabic language with local Moroccan professors in addition to taking a course offered in English by a faculty member from a U.S. university.
No prior Arabic language is required for this program.
Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL)
Vibrant, diverse Morocco is known for its Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches, high mountains, Sahara Desert, imperials cities, and open-air souks. Morocco provides unique opportunities to examine Islam as a religion and a system of thought, to study the Moroccan political system and monarchy, and to investigate current development issues. The CCCL is located in the medina of Rabat.
Prior Arabic or French knowledge is not necessary, but students with a background in French will find ample opportunity for French language practice, while also learning Arabic.
See SIT website