World Campus Afloat

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Directors of the Peace Corps: Nicholas W. Craw: October 1, 1973-September 1, 1974: Craw: World Campus Afloat

By Fred Hartwell on Saturday, February 01, 2003 - 6:53 pm: Edit Post

Can anyone help me with this? A friend with a dubious background says he was involved with this program around 1974....I just need to know what this program is all about....Does anyone have any information?

By Paul Watson on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 1:08 pm: Edit Post

World Campus Afloat was a program under the sponsorship of Chapman College in Orange, CA from 1965 to 1975. When Chapman ended the program in 1975 a group formed an organization called the Institute for Shipboard Education and renamed the program Semester at Sea. It was academically sponsored by the University of Colorado until 1980, when it moved to the University of Pittsburgh where it has been ever since. The program is going strong, one of the most popular study abroad programs in the country. Visit us at

By Anonymous ( - on Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 12:08 pm: Edit Post

I was on the ship, loving known as 'Mamma Ryadam' in 1971. It was a great experience and I still communicate with one of the people I met on that ship. It was also associated with Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ and they sent, I believe 9 students each year and I was one in 1971. Sharon McAllister-Wright

By aziz abbassi ( on Saturday, August 09, 2008 - 2:26 pm: Edit Post

yesterday I ran into one of the students who was with World Campus Afloat, spring of 1971 (on-board the Ryndham), and it brought memories of my week association with it as inter-port lecturer between Dakar and Casablanca... looking forward to a possible re-connection with 3 former students: Joyce (the Helm), Mary and Dianne, the Diva.


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