Semester At Sea



In the first half of 2014 I studied abroad with Semester At Sea, a multiple country study abroad program that took me to several countries around the world: Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, India, South Africa, Ghana, and Morocco. After SAS I spent six weeks backpacking solo in Europe and traveled to ten more countries.

I managed to journal and write about most of the countries I went to, and below are my blog posts from each country that I was able to write about while on SAS.

If you have any questions about Semester At Sea, the countries that I traveled to, or just about travel in general, feel free to email me at







South Africa


At the end of my voyage I also wrote a reflection piece about my semester called “The New Normal”, and various versions of the piece have been published. Below is the original, and in my opinion still the best, version.

The New Normal