Who Sails on Semester at Sea?
The main population of the Semester at Sea campus is undergraduate students. The professors who teach the shipboard classes are made up mainly of professors from colleges all over the US. All of them have international experience and some are from outside the US as well. There are staff members such as Resident Directors for the students, librarians, and Deans. Semester at Sea also hosts the LifeLong Learners, older people who travel on the ship to see the world and audit classes. The ship is also home to the spouses and children of some of the staff and professors. These groups all live and eat together. It is not uncommon to see dinner tables made up of students eating with children and professors. This unique arrangement gives students a chance to interact with their teachers and other adults on a more personal level than in normal colleges.