- Associate Provost Int'l Programs
- Int'l Degree & Education Abroad
- Int'l Student Advising & Services
- Int'l Scholar & Faculty Services
Fall Voyage: April 15th
Spring Voyage (Winter/Spring semester): October 15th
Summer Voyage: March 15th
It is strongly recommended that students apply at least six months in advance.
Students may apply for an upcoming Semester At Sea voyage up to one year in advance of voyage departure. Students are advised to begin application at least six months in advance. All OSU students applying for Semester At Sea are required to meet with OSU Campus Advisor in the Office of the International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA).
Application –Stage 1
SAS Application Requirements:
OSU Application Requirements:
Once OSU and SAS applications are in, typically takes two-three weeks for an admissions decision.
Application –Stage 2 Pre-Departure (once accepted)
A passport valid for six months beyond your program is required. Apply for a passport immediately if you have not done so already. Visit travel.state.gov for an application.
SAS requires passports to contain 10 blank visa pages. Visit the Semester At Sea website for more details on required documentation.
Depending on the itinerary of the voyage, students may need to obtain 0-8 visas. For more information on required documentation and visa processes please visit the Semester At Sea website.
Certain locations visited on SAS voyages may require vaccination documentation. All students are encouraged to visit their primary care provider before going abroad. Information about immunizations and travel health can be obtained from the Travel Medicine Clinic at Student Health Services.
File FAFSA and apply for financial aid for the term(s) of your program.
IDEA will submit a financial aid budget with your estimated cost of attendance to the Office of Financial Aid the term prior to your departure so that your aid award may be adjusted.
Semester At Sea gives approximately $4 million in financial aid to eligible applicants per year, with an estimated 40% of students receiving SAS aid per voyage. Types of aid include:
Work Study on-board the ship
Merit-based scholarships (inluding full tuition scholarships)
Please see the Semester At Sea website for more information on financial aid opportunities.
Use this form to estimate the total cost of your attendance on the program. Visit the Budget Worksheet page for details.
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