Japan and a Final Goodbye to Asia

Cherry Blossom season!

-Submitted by Theresa Corelli, Abroad101’s Global Ambassador on the Semester at Sea program

This week I had to say goodbye to lovely Asia. Yet one more experience in Japan made it the best trip ever! Read all about my time there below. Continue reading

CHINA! The Land of Knockoff Everything.

Ha Long Bay China

-Submitted by Theresa Corelli, Abroad 101’s Global Ambassador on a Semester at Sea

This week I found myself in China!

DAY 1:
Our ship docked in Hong Kong. Before this trip every time I thought of Hong Kong I just thought of Dad flying there for business and bringing home tamagotchis, those things were fun! So the first day we walked all over, we went up to Victoria’s Peak and had a great view of the whole city. It was like New York in the sense that is was crowded, traffic, busy, big, lots of flashing billboards…that whole ‘big city’ scene…just in a foreign language. Continue reading

Sea Olympics! Semester at Sea Extra-curriculars


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Who says 20-year-olds can’t act like kids! The other day we had our Sea Olympics! (think field day + greek week + competition + LOTS OF FUN…you get it). There are about nine or so ‘seas’ (aka hallways) and each … Continue reading

India: And the Fun Continues…

Your typical foreign traveler in front of the Taj Mahal

This is the second part of a two-part post, to read the first half, go to: “India: My Visit to My 5th Continent.” Theresa’s time in India continues…

Day 4: Woke up at 5:30am to get to the Taj Mahal for sunrise! Wow. I never thought that I would have the chance to see the Taj Mahal in person, let alone go inside of it and spend hours walking around. It is amazing that the Taj was build as a memorial because it is HUGE and it costs a fortune to build. The best part was that you have to go around barefoot when you are inside, I love being barefoot! Continue reading

“India: My Visit to My 5th Continent!” – Theresa on Semester at Sea

India will do funny things to you!

I have now been to 5 out of the 7 continents! Bucket list: get to all 7.

Day 1: Our ship was docked in Cochin, which is in Southern India. We got off the ship and there it was: the hot, humid, sticky, sweaty feeling…yay! My roommate and I paid a rickshaw driver a total of $6 to drive us around and be our personal tour guide all day…try and find that kind of deal in the states. Our itinerary went sometime like this: we saw the Chinese fishing nets and the beaches, we went to Jew Town, Fort Cochin Beach, Siva Temple, the Ginger Warehouse, some cemeteries, the Spice Market, the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church and we visited some schools. Not too bad for $3 a person, right? Lal (our ‘tour guide’) even bought us necklaces made of jasmine, they smelt incredible! Continue reading