Semester at Sea Wavelengths Podcast

The Semester at Sea Wavelengths podcast captures the essence of the SAS experience: primarily from stories and recordings of alumni.

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Wednesday May 22, 2024

Join us as we dive into the remarkable journey of Kristen Hoffer, a seasoned Semester at Sea alumna who is embarking on an awe-inspiring adventure of a lifetime. Kristen shares her captivating story of resilience and determination as part of Team Hericane Rowing, a group of intrepid women set to row 2800 nautical miles from Monterey Bay, California, to Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii.
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Almost two years ago, Kristen joined forces with three other women, including her sister, to form Team Hericane Rowing. From traveling to the Netherlands to acquire their boat to hosting fundraising events across three states, Kristen and her team have tirelessly worked to raise the $100,000 needed for the race, with a commitment to support Planned Parenthood along the way.
As the race draws near, Kristen reflects on the profound impact of her experiences, from her time with Semester at Sea to her deep connection with the ocean through outrigger canoe paddling.
 

Wednesday May 08, 2024

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Yulia Conley, an accomplished economist and mathematician whose academic pursuits have taken her from the halls of Columbia University to the hallowed grounds of Oxford. In this episode, Yulia shares her enlightening experiences as a Semester at Sea alumna, where she delved into coastal policy and sustainability dialogues while sailing the world during her final semester of undergrad, courtesy of the prestigious SAS presidential scholarship.
 
Join us as Yulia Conley offers invaluable insights into the intersection of academia, activism, and entrepreneurship, providing a roadmap for aspiring scholars and changemakers to navigate the complexities of our shared global challenges. For more on her Top Performance Program initiative:
Telegram: @Yuliaconley
Instagram: Yulia.Conley
 
 
 
 

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Join us as we sit down with Russian journalist and Semester at Sea alum, Kira Tverskaya. Having lived in Israel for two transformative years and navigated the fast-paced world of Russian news networks, Kira's perspective is also uniquely shaped by her experiences at sea.
 
Kira  embarked on multiple voyages to explore diverse cultures and destinations worldwide. All contributing and directing her career as a journalist, Kira shares poignant stories and reflections on the profound impact of her global travels.
From the bustling streets of Cape Town to the serene shores of distant ports, Kira delves into the magic of each destination, offering firsthand accounts of the people, places, and experiences that shaped her worldview. As a Russian-born individual with Ukrainian heritage, Kira also shares personal insights into navigating cultural identities and forging connections across borders.
 
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Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

The founders 3 founders of Camp Fihavanana met in 2015 on the Semester at Sea Spring 2015 voyage, and competed as a team for the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge. Jessica Razanadrakoto recruited Laura Patterson and Sophie Connot to support her vision for transforming the lives of Malagasy youth through sports and leadership development. 
Together, they created Camp Fihavanana — a summer camp program that would challenge traditional forms of education to equip students with the skills they need to become courageous leaders in their own communities. After winning seed funding and support, they launched the first Camp Fihavanana program in 2017.
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A Family of World Travelers

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

This episode Annie Rappeport Ph.D. , member of the Semester at Sea faculty and staff council, is joined by Rosario Betancourt and her children, Juan Jose and Sofia. This episode we get three unique perspectives on sailing and the Semester at Sea study abroad program. 
 
Through Rosario's stories, listeners get a special insight into what voyaging was like in the 1980's. Furthermore, her son Juan Jose sailed in 2015 and offers a more contemporary perspective. Finally, her daughter Sofia gives a seldom heard perspective ahead of her voyage in the upcoming Spring 2024 voyage!
 
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Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Join in this episode as we dive deep into the intertwined voyages of the Hellwig-Olson family. Led by former home office member, Annie Rappaport: Dr. Beth Hellwig (former Executive Dean), Ryan Ubuntu, and Sarah recount their transformative experiences onboard and their cherished memories with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 
Dr. Beth Helwig's journey with Semester at Sea began in Spring 2007 when she served as the Director of Student Life. During this voyage, the ship was graced by the presence of Desmond Tutu for its entirety, making it an unforgettable experience. She later undertook roles as the Dean of Students in Summer 2011, shadowed the Executive Dean in Fall 2013, and took on the esteemed role of Executive Dean during the MV World Odyssey’s inaugural voyage with SAS in Fall 2015. She has recently taken on the role of Interim Vice President at the California State University Maritime Academy. 
A three-time Semester at Sea alum, Ryan has traveled to over 60 countries, working towards improving the human condition. His roles have led him to collaborate with a multitude of international institutions, governments, and human rights advocates. Currently, he holds the position of Global Manager for Diversity, Equity, Engagement, and Inclusion at Development Associates International. He credits his time on Semester at Sea as the catalyst for his fervor in global development.
Sarah's journey began as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Bolivia and continued with studies in Florence, Italy. Her bond with Semester at Sea is evident, having sailed on two voyages as a staff member. Currently, she serves the Office of Global Engagement as the Director of Global Partnerships at NC State, where she brings a strategic vision to global partnerships. Her recent accomplishment includes an International Education Administrator Fulbright award in Germany. Together, these three individuals exemplify the transformative power of international education, each in their unique way.

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

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Join Indian Interport Lecturer, Nisha Agrawal, as she charts the course of India's economic history from its monumental 1991 reforms to the current landscape. Serving over two decades in poverty and inequality resolution, including as CEO of Oxfam India, Nisha illuminates the impacts and consequences of India's economic liberalization on growth, poverty reduction, and inequality. She further examines the anticipation for another era of "big bang" reforms.

Thinking on a Global Scale

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

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Immerse yourself in the ebb and flow of this week's Semester at Sea Wavelengths podcast, where we chart a course through poetry, mental health advocacy, and celebrate the indispensable contributions of our Deans to our voyages. In Segment 1: The Winding Road Home by Jake Palacio, we delve into a deeply moving piece written during our Spring 2012 Voyage. Jake, a San Diego State University student, crafted this profound poem for Dr. Paul Muldoon's World Poetry class.
Segment 2: Being an Open Book we engage with Cosette Haugen, a powerful advocate for mental health. Her enlightening talk from the TEDxSemester at Sea event in Helsinki in Fall 2014 encourages us all to bring discussions about mental health into the open. If her inspiring words move you, we recommend delving deeper into Cosette's personal mission in her book "Sockfoot Soldier". 
"Sockfoot Soldier" By Cosette Haugen
To cap off this episode, we have Segment 3: Dean Announcement Remix #1. In honor of their dedication, alumnus and voyager council member, Scott Ostrom, has curated a special treat - The Dean Announcement Remix.

Wednesday May 24, 2023

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The main segment this week features Justice K.G. Balakrishnan who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India between 2007 and 2010 and at the time of recording in 2015 was the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of India. On the day of the MV Explorer's arrival in Cochin, Justice Balakrishnan spoke to Spring 2015 voyagers about his career and the contemporary state of human rights in India. To close us out this week, John Roseburg is back! This week John treats our ears with a musical adaption of "Red Red Rose" by the Scottish National poet Robert Burns.

Wednesday May 10, 2023

This week we hear from alum: Brittani Brown with her speech "The Recipe", UC Boulder professor Dr. Peter McGraw from the 'HURL' institute, and the SAS Alma Mater song. The song, and this episode, are dedicated to Dr. Max Brandt who served as SAS chief academic officer for nearly 30 years starting in 1979. 
For More on Dr. Peter McGraw: petermcgraw.org
To learn about Dr. Max Brandt: Max Brandt Obituary OR Max Brandt Scholarship Fund
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Semester at Sea Wavelengths Podcast

The Semester at Sea Wavelengths podcast captures the essence of the SAS experience: primarily from stories and recordings of alumni. 

The Podcast is for the enjoyment of potential students and lifelong learners with the chief goal to increase involvement with the program through alumni stories.

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