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“Connecting with Jewish students on the ship has greatly enhanced my experience at sea. I have been talking with a lot of students about their life as young Jewish people learning about their different traditions and experiences. This has been a lot of fun for me because I feel like it connects us all and helps us become closer on our journey.”


Jessi Visnhy, University of Miami, SAS Spring Voyage 2018

KAHAL and Semester at Sea have partnered to help support Jewish life throughout the seas and the world. Find out more about opportunities for Jewish experiences in EACH PORT in the onboard resource center and click on the resources below to see the full Jewish Voyage Guide for both the Semester at Sea Fall 2018 and Semester at Sea Spring 2019 voyages.


Semester at Sea is a recognized KAHAL Globally Jewish Certified provider partner. As a Jewish Global Certified program, Semester at Sea works directly with KAHAL to help students connect with diverse experiences both in port and on the ship.

Spring 2019 Voyage

Sailing next Spring? Click to download full Jewish Voyage Guide Spring 2019

What is Semester at Sea?

With the world as its classroom and more than 50 years of experience, Semester at Sea integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework and hands-on field experience for meaningful engagement in the global community. Over a 100-day voyage on a shipboard campus, students are offered a wide variety of coursework from 20 – 25 fields of study that are integrated with relevant field classes in up to a dozen countries, allowing for an experiential, comparative education that is truly global.


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Semester at Sea KAHAL Liaison

Are you sailing on an upcoming voyage and interested in applying to be the KAHAL Semester at Sea Liaison? KAHAL works with Semester at Sea staff and students to create meaningful opportunities on the ship and in port by connecting with local communities, students, and insider tours. With the training and networks of the KAHAL team, the KAHAL Semester at Sea Liaison coordinates Jewish life experiences for Jews and non Jewish students throughout the Voyage.


Email Rebecca Schwab, Director of Strategic Partnerships to find out more information!

Throwback to when we wished a huge Bon Voyage to Jessi Vishny, University of Miami Junior, when she was getting ready to sail away on an amazing Semester at Sea experience.

Are you a Jewish student on the voyage?! Apply to to help your voyage connect with local communities and opportunities on the ship.

Passover in Port! In partnership with Chabad of Cape Town and Chabad at UT Austin, KAHAL made a special Matzoh delivery to the ship to make sure everyone on the boat could celebrate as they sailed!

“Our seder on the ship was incredible!! We had it in the fancy restaurant and they prepared a special meal for us with a Seder plate and all. Going to the Chabad in Ghana was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. We walked in and were welcomed with open arms. I was surprised to see the seder was filled with many people from all over the world. We spoke to people from America, France, Switzerland, Israel, Spain and many more. There were even 4 Ghanaian Jews which I did not expect at all. Hearing all of their stories and traditions was amazing and many of them offered to take us around the next couple of days and showed us a great time.”


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