Announcing “Summer at Sea” Program in 2022

Peace Boat US is proud to announce a new program, Summer at Sea organized in partnership with The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), which organizes the Semester at Sea program. Summer at Sea is a new short-term, faculty-led study abroad program that takes place aboard Peace Boat voyages. While traveling aboard Peace Boat’s vessel, the Pacific World, students can earn up to six credits— three per session—through Colorado State University. Two voyage sessions, each visiting five ports of call, will be offered each summer. Enrollment is through the Institute for Shipboard Education and the University of Colorado.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-On Learning – Daily observations from deck and course-connected, experiential programming in each port stop.
  • Multi-Country, Comparative Approach – Understand how different countries around the world are grappling with the same challenges and finding new solutions.
  • Community – Small cohort sizes mean direct access to our world-class faculty, small group discussions, and a unique living-learning community
  • Intercultural Growth – In addition to coursework, engage with the community onboard – primarily from Japan and East Asia, around 1000 passengers per voyage – to practice new languages, learn new customs, taste new foods, form lifelong friendships.

Schedule & Itineraries – Summer 2022

Segment 1 – June 1 – June 17

  • Embark: Stockholm, Sweden – June 1
  • Copenhagen, Denmark – June 3
  • Bergen, Norway – June 5
  • Sail through Sognefjord
  • Sail through the Naeroyfjord
  • Reykjavik, Iceland – June 9
  • Pass through the Arctic Circle
  • Disembark: New York, USA – June 17

Segment 2

  • Embark: Cristobal, Panama – June 25-26
  • Pass through the Panama Canal
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica – June 28
  • Manzanillo, Mexico – July 2
  • Vancouver, Canada – July 8
  • Disembark: Juneau, Alaska, USA July 10


  • Enrollment is through the Institute for Shipboard Education
  • 30 spots per segment
  • Open to all college/universities and all majors
  • Gap Year, Traditional Undergraduate, and Post-Graduate Students are welcome
  • First-come, first-served
  • Students admitted on rolling basis
  • Students must be 18 years of age by the start of the program
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement
  • Early Application Deadline: December 1
  • Final Application Deadline: January 15 (pending spots available)

Please see the Summer at Sea website for more information.