k honestly exachange programs are the best things you can do! i went for a semester last year to new zealand and i had the best time of my life....but with what you guys are talking about with college at sea...i'd rather go and get a degree in another country and actually see how that country works...and live in it and such...i donno i think it would be a better experiance...but i also wanna backpack across europ thats just me tho!
I'm finally done applying to colleges. I applied to 5 and I was accepted at all of them with scholarships. I made my decision and I sent in my deposit and housing information last week. I'm going to Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, to study International Relations. It was my first choice school and they gave me the most money ($13,500 a year!).
I'd like to do the Semester at Sea, but I'm probably gonna study abroad at Franklin College in Switzerland. It has a great program for my major, it's 5 minutes from the Italian border, and the "dorms" are appartments with balconies in the city of Lugano. It's such a nice school. I still might apply there, but I dunno if I want to be far from my friends and family for so long.
....and Seton Hall Class of '08
I think it would be a nice experience to try truthfully. The Sesmester at Sea program is more well know than the Sea Mester, which to me doesn't look and sound appealing. For $13,000 for 80 days course, its not actually bad...keep in mind that you are travelling at the same time!
I feel that if you wanted to study at sea, try doing it over the summer. Though if Yale ever started to offer their courses at sea, I would consider it. Right now, my schedule is tight and I can't afford to only get 6-8 hours in a semster. Plus I would go crazy having to spend more than 2-weeks on a ship.