After sailing more than 40 thousand nautical kilometers and into 14 countries on Unreasonable at Sea, we ported in Spain for our culminating event. The technology companies who sailed around the world with us had 6 minutes to share the story of their company to hundreds of people packed into an auditorium in Barcelona.
This talk is from Luke Jones of Semester at Sea.
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The mission of Semester at Sea (SAS) is to educate individuals with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. Established in 1963, Semester at Sea is the only study abroad program of its kind in the world. Using a ship as a traveling campus, undergraduates, lifelong learners, faculty, and lecturers live and learn together while circumnavigating the globe each fall and spring semester and exploring a world region each May and summer term. To date, Semester at Sea has launched 100 voyages, educated more than 50,000 students from 1,500 universities, and traveled to more than 60 countries.
Semester at Sea introduces undergraduate students to global and comparative studies by focusing on structural and social changes taking place in the world today by:
- Building the insight necessary for perceiving and understanding our increasingly complex and interdependent world.
- Learning how to interact with cultures and peoples of developed and emerging nations.
- Developing a better awareness of one’s own culture through comparison and contrast with other cultures.
- Observing and understanding world issues through first-hand observation.
- Learning to think critically, with knowledge and understanding about the variety of issues and opportunities that challenge today’s world.
- Developing a better understanding of the relationship between the United States and other nations of the world.
- Learning about one’s self through service learning projects.
- Growing through the challenge of living and learning in a closely integrated shipboard community.