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How much does Semester at Sea cost?

Explore our student program fees/costs. The price can vary depending on voyage and cabin type.


What's Included?

Cost by Voyage and Cabin Type

What's Included?


Semester’s Tuition & Travel

Semester at Sea allows you to earn up to 15 Colorado State University credits to be transferred to your home institution.

Over the course of the semester, you will sail to 10-12 destinations.


All meals aboard the ship are included. Even on days in port. Meals are served buffet style three times a day. Vegetarian options are made available at every meal. A late night snack for a quick study break is also available most evenings at sea.

Housing & Amenities

Cabins are included with the fees as well as access to the gym, pool, spa, and other amenities. Prices vary by cabin. Crew Gratuities ($2 per day) are included with your program fees. Additional gratuities are always welcome and can be charged to the shipboard account during the voyage.

Comprehensive Travel Health Insurance

All participants are automatically enrolled in a Comprehensive Travel Health insurance plan for the voyage. This includes access to the shipboard medical clinic, mental health center, and in-port emergencies.

Academic Field Classes

All students are automatically enrolled in one Field Class, or in-country educational trip, for each of their courses.

Full-time, On-site Residential Student Services Staff

Throughout the voyage, students will have shipboard support of a Student Life team including Resident Directors, Academic Dean, Executive Dean, Field Office Director and a Medical Team.

Advisement and Assistance by ISE Program Administration

To help you prepare for you voyage, ISE will give you step-by-step guidance to apply for visas, gain medical approval and complete all other pre-voyage requirements.

Fuel Fee*

The anticipated fuel fee based on our initial cost projections is included in your program fees. However, Semester at Sea reserves the right to add an additional charge, or refund a portion of the fuel fee, with notice given no later than 30 days prior to departure.

*Expenses are subject to change depending on global cost fluctuations

Email Account

All students have a shipboard email address with which they can send and receive email messages on and off the ship.



Cost by Voyage and Cabin Type

*Prices subject to change. Please visit our website for most current prices.

  Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Adventure Double Bunk $26,874 $26,874
Discovery Triple Inside $26,874 $26,874
Discovery Double Inside $29,874 $29,874
Ocean Triple Outside $29,874 $29,874
Ocean Double Outside $32,874 $32,874

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Semester at Sea awards $5 Million in Financial Aid Annually. Explore funding options!