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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.