Award-winning teaching, world-class expertise, and the desire to build deep connections with students in a unique living and learning community. These are all parts of what make our faculty exceptional.

When Every Moment Is a Learning Opportunity, Teaching Takes on New Meaning.

At Semester at Sea, we attract a special kind of faculty — experts in their fields who crave the kind of immersive instructional environment that can only happen when classroom learning meets life aboard a ship and in destinations around the world. That means you will enjoy unparalleled access and connection to your professors, whether you are attending a lecture, sharing a meal, or taking part in a guided exploration of one of the 10+ countries you will visit as part of your Semester at Sea voyage.

Faculty Highlights

Teaching Awards

We prize instructional quality above all else, and the majority of our faculty have won awards for their teaching.


Our faculty come from colleges and universities across the country and around the world, bringing diverse experiences and viewpoints.


Most of our faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees, and we actively seek out those with real-life experience in their fields.


Our students build lasting relationships with faculty, leading to mentorship and career-building opportunities beyond the voyage.

Ready to Set Sail?

Take the first step on the journey of a lifetime.