‘Semester at Sea’ shipboard university docks in Aqaba

Floating university
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Semester at Sea, a cruise-based study abroad program administered by the Institute of Shipboard Education (ISE) in Fort Collins, US, arrived in Aqaba on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, over 623 students from various American universities and colleges are traveling on the ship for the spring semester to pursue research specializations in the nations they are visiting.

In a press release, Peter Marji, director of tourism for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, said the floating university hosts students from 60 different countries studying in 75 different disciplines.

The students, he noted, will have the opportunity to conduct in-depth interviews with locals and visit tourist sites like Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, and Mount Nebo, all of which will enrich their scientific research and studies.

History of the ‘Floating University’In 1963, the “University of the Seven Seas”, also referred to as the "Floating University", first set sail from the port of New York.

The ship was changed in 2015, and two cruises — one in the spring and one in the fall — are now scheduled annually. While the autumn trip concentrates more on Europe, Africa, and South and Central America, the spring trip typically explores Asia, Africa, and a few European ports.

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