Partners In Learning and Discovery: Semester at Sea and CSU

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Partners In Learning and Discovery: Semester at Sea and CSU

Colorado State University will become the new academic home for Semester at Sea in a partnership of two organizations focused on providing students with a college education that is a true voyage of learning and discovery. The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), parent organization to the Semester at Sea program, and CSU announced the five-year agreement in June. ISE will move its offices from Charlottesville, Va., to the Fort Collins campus where CSU and ISE will officially begin the partnership June 1, 2016.

“A partnership with Colorado State University will enhance the Semester at Sea experience, and we are eager to begin our journey together,” said Loren Crabtree, president of the Institute for Shipboard Education and former CSU Provost.

Participating students from a variety of universities will earn CSU credit for coursework that will transfer to their home institutions. The agreement also calls for ISE to provide additional scholarship support for CSU students to participate in a Semester at Sea voyage.

“CSU’s commitment to experiential learning and internationalization aligns with our core mission of a global comparative education. This is the beginning of a rich and dynamic partnership that will offer great benefits to both institutions and our students,” said Gaither.

Under the partnership with ISE, CSU
will provide academic, administrative, and student recruiting support for the shipboard academic program.

“I’m excited for the opportunities our faculty will have with Semester at Sea, to teach
on board, lead students on field excursions, and globalize our courses,” said Mary Stromberger, chair of the CSU Faculty Council. “There are also professional development and leadership opportunities for faculty to serve as academic deans of the voyages. I see these as tremendous benefits to the CSU faculty and our students.”

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