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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong, China; Kobe, Japan; Mumbai, India; Muscat, Oman; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Semester at Sea 
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 11/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 01/05/2023 04/20/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Community Leadership & Civic Engagement, English, Environmental Sciences, Geography, History, Journalism, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Management, Marketing, Music, Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Administration, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health & Health Education, Sociology Program Type: Cosponsored, Study Abroad
Class Eligibility: Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Student At Large Housing Options: Cabin on Ship, Home Stay
Language of Instruction: English Program Provider: SAS
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:
SP23 Map Sept. 1
Spring 2023: Asian and European Exploration
Starts: January 5, 2023 | Ends: April 20, 2023
106 Days, 12 Cities, 11 Countries, 2 Continents
Embark: Tokyo, Japan
Busan, South Korea
Kobe, Japan 
Hong Kong, China
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 
Port Klang, Malaysia
Mumbai, India
Muscat, Oman
Aqaba, Jordan
Suez Canal Transit
Piraeus, Greece
Barcelona, Spain

Debark: Bremerhaven, Germany
MVWO Oct 2020
Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad program open to students of all majors emphasizing comparative academic examination, hands-on field experiences, and meaningful engagement in the global community. A wide variety of coursework from 20-25 disciplines is integrated with relevant field studies in up to a dozen countries, allowing for a comparative study abroad experience that is truly global. Colorado State University is Semester at Sea's academic partner. Students from 250-300 colleges in the United States and the world participate on Semester at Sea each term. Credit earned is transferable to a student’s home institution.
We are open to all majors!

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Business Performing and Visual Arts
Communication, Journalism, and Media Studies Psychology and Human Development
Political Science, Economics, and History Religion and Philosophy
Literatures and Languages Society and Culture
Environment and Health Tourism and Hospitality
Semester at Sea Photos 2017
Voyage Calendar
Admission Requirements
Program Fees
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Course Information
*New courses added up until 5 months prior to start date.