May 18 - May 31, 2014 and/ or June 1 - June 15, 2014
Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Iceland, & Isle of Man
A Unique Partnership between ACPA: College Student Educators International and Semester at Sea’s Enrichment Voyages
Are you interested in furthering your leadership development? Do you have a passion for making positive social change? Do you want to learn about leadership in an international context? If so, this is the program for you!
Join a dynamic group of undergraduate student leaders from across the world and take the adventure of your life aboard the MV Explorer, the home of Semester at Sea!
ACPA and Semester at Sea have joined forces to provide this unique opportunity for student leaders as part of Semester at Sea’s Enrichment Voyages. This program is designed to give students hands-on experience of learning collaboratively in an international context. With a focus on global leadership and personal leadership development, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with others interested in leadership for positive change, enhance your leadership development, and participate in service-learning opportunities and site visits. The program will be led by Dr. Paige Haber-Curran, a nationally-recognized leadership educator, author, and researcher who has a plethora of international education experience as part of Semester at Sea and beyond.
If you are interested in expanding your skills and continuing to grow as a leader, we strongly encourage you to participate. This experience promises to be life-changing, and you will be able to take what you learn back to your campus and make a difference within your home community. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
This is a co-curricular program and is not credit-bearing. If you are interested in earning academic credit for the experience, you are encouraged to discuss this possibility with your advisor on your campus.
"The program taught me about a variety of leadership styles and helped me to discover some of my personal strengths as a leader. Our open dialogues encouraged exploration into my own thoughts, and I was able to use what I learned to apply to the changing environment around me."
–Victoria Pisini, University of Pennsylvania, International Relations
You'll Do More, Learn More, and Go Farther on Semester at Sea
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, participants learn together while exploring a world region. This program will take place as part of Semester at Sea’s Enrichment Voyages. On Enrichment Voyages, leading academics, artists, and regional experts sail on every Enrichment Voyage and conduct Enrichment Seminars and workshops that offer in-depth, collaborative exploration of the history and the culture of itinerant countries. The Enrichment Voyages Field Program features a variety of educational trips and excursions that are led by seasoned guides. Field Program offerings allow voyagers the convenience of pre-planned trips and the opportunity for meaningful engagement within the communities along each port. For more information about the May-June 2014 Enrichment Voyage click here.
The Students Advancing International Leadership at Sea (SAILS) program compliments the Enrichment Voyage experience. The SAIL program provides specialized focus on student leadership development in an international context in addition to the extensive opportunities provided as part of the general Enrichment Voyage experience. International learning experiences are invaluable in today’s increasingly global world. Nothing looks better on your resume than global experience- and nothing will change you like seeing the world.
Space is available for 20 students to join the first ACPA Student Leadership Cohort. The ship holds around 600 students, faculty and staff. Nothing looks better on your resume than global experience. And nothing will change you like seeing the world.
"To be honest, I applied for leadership program through Semester at Sea mostly for the opportunity to travel. I figured it would be another 'typical leadership program' and wasn't all that excited for it. Not only was my assumption wrong, I was so pleasantly surprised with what I gained from the exeprience. The leadership program changed my perspective on the world and on leading a group of people. Most importantly, it taught how to make a major adaptive change to better a community. This program not only makes you want to be a better person, it makes you a better person."
– Jessica Kerr, The State University at Brockport, Spanish and Adolescent Education
Information coming soon!
Register for SAILS
Space for this program is limited- so register today! All participants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at an accredited college/university (domestic or international).
The Enrichment Voyage consists of two segments, each with different ports. As part of the registration process, you will provide your availability and preferences for the two segments. A segment will be selected based on registrant preferences and availability, and all registrants who register by the priority deadline of December 2, 2013 will be notified of the selected segment no later than December 15, 2013. Should there be enough interest in both segments, it is possible two SAIL programs will take place, one during each segment.
|Segment 1: May 17-31, 2014||Segment 2: June 1-15, 2014|
|Hamburg, Germany||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Rostock, Germany||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Gdansk, Poland||Lerwick, Scotland|
|Klaipeda, Lithuania||Akureyri, Iceland|
|Tallin, Estonia||Isafjordur, Iceland|
|St. Petersburg, Russia||Reykjavik, Iceland|
|Helsinki, Finland||Isle of Man|
|Stockholm, Sweden||Southampton, England|
"When I applied to the leadership program through Semester at Sea, I knew that it would be an incredible experience. However, I didn't think it would be a life changing experience. Learning about all the different leaders throughout the world has opened my eyes to wanting to change people's lives for the better, even if it is in the simplest form."
–Christine Wamba, California State University Channel Island, Liberal Studies
A detailed itinerary can be found here.
"The Leadership program is a way for students to learn about different leadership styles and build critical skills for being a successful leader at any level. We were exposed to real life examples of leadership and how people can learn to be a leader rather than the traditional idiom of being "a natural born a leader." Learning about adaptive leadership showed me that when you're a leader, the situation is always different and requires a new approach or solution. Learning from these experiences is what molds you into a great leader."
–Kaitlin Hartley, The University of Alabama, Higher Education Administration
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Payment and Cancellation Policy
Registrations can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express. All fees must be prepaid. Purchase orders are not accepted. If you register and choose not to participate, a refund will be granted prior to the December 2nd priority registration deadline (minus a $55.00 processing fee).