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. Semester at Sea is proud to be sponsored by the University of Virginia, one of the nation's most prestigious institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation.
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!
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Minimum 2.75 GPA Consistent full time student status Please see the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements
Program is a study tour through Finland, Denmark, and Sweden hosted by OSU College of Forestry faculty.
Class will travel throughout Finland (Helsinki, Rauma, Olkiluoto and Tampere) and Sweden (Stockholm, Uppsala, Falun) examining the housing industry from mulitple perspectives that address regional sustainability.
Classes Primarily with US Students
• Good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.75 • Sophomore standing or above • Maturity and ability to participate in a rigorous daily program
The fifteen-day study course will begin in Helsinki, Finland, and progress to Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark. From these cities, students will travel into forested and agricultural areas to encounter sustainable forests and forest management systems, wood production, and examples of renewable energy systems. Emphasis will be placed on sustainability throughout the time abroad; where possible, public transportation (buses, trains and ferries) will be used to reach the learning destinations.
The unique ATLANTIS partnership allows OSU students in Mechanical Engineering to have the opportunity to study abroad for a year at Lulea University (Lulea, Sweden) and Saarlandes University (Saarbrucken, Germany) while completing the Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State and the Bachelors of Science in Materials Science at Saarlandes University in Germany.
Students take courses at the CIEE Study Center and through direct enrollment at Uppsala University.
Uppsala University is internationally recognized as one of the top universities in the world. It was the home of Linneaus and is connected to the Nobel prize. A true university town, Uppsala is Sweden's fourth largest city, located about 70 km north of Stockholm, and affords opportunities for rich campus life.
Students take a Swedish Language and Culture course with other CIEE participants and then direct-enroll in Uppsala Unversity courses taught in English. The courses are taught in blocks, allowing opportunities for field work, excursions, and lab experiences. For more information about the program's academic offerings, visit the CIEE Sweden homepage.
One of the oldest cities in Sweden, Lund boasts a population of 95,000 (36,000 are students). Called the City of Youth, Lund is southwest of Stockholm. The university is the largest in Scandinavia with 1,000 international students.