Comments: 232 • Responses: 24 • Date: 2019-02-19 01:53:40 UTCsource
supra12149 karma2019-02-19 01:59:29 UTC
Did anyone get pregnant on the boat?
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pink_suitcase120 karma2019-02-19 02:00:01 UTC
Not that I’ve heard, but it’s certainly possible
xproshox71 karma2019-02-19 02:09:46 UTC
This post was submitted 15 minutes ago an is already on my front page... something seems off here. Can we get some proof?
pink_suitcase12 karma2019-02-19 02:10:37 UTC
Sure!! What kind of proof do you want?
ninetaleszgo50 karma2019-02-19 02:00:10 UTC
What were you studying?
pink_suitcase91 karma2019-02-19 02:05:07 UTC
I took coursework in Tourism, Hospitality, and International Studies. We were all required to take “Global Studies”, which taught us about the countries on our voyage itinerary. I also took a very interesting course on International Human Trafficking
Accomplished_Square30 karma2019-02-19 02:07:09 UTC
Do you think you got what you paid for?
Traveling sounds great but $25-30k for only one semester's worth of courses doesn't look like it's worth it to me for all those extra loans.
pink_suitcase10 karma2019-02-19 02:19:23 UTC
Yes- I think it was absolutely worth it! I was luckily able to get scholarships to help cover costs
Rixae20 karma2019-02-19 02:09:06 UTC
Was this basically suite life on deck?
pink_suitcase6 karma2019-02-19 02:10:50 UTC
Soenerob8 karma2019-02-19 02:02:32 UTC
What was the application process like?
pink_suitcase6 karma2019-02-19 02:24:53 UTC
Pretty simple- I remember writing a few essays and sending transcripts
bearhammers7 karma2019-02-19 02:04:41 UTC
How many people were seasick at first?
pink_suitcase12 karma2019-02-19 02:09:51 UTC
SO many!! On the first day of class we were passing through the English Channel (absolutely CRAZY waves) and at least 20 people had to run out of our first lecture 🥴😅
snaresamn6 karma2019-02-19 02:19:31 UTC
Do you think you'll regret spending 30k on a 3 month cruise when that money couldve easily paid for over a year of much more fulfilling solo world travel?
pink_suitcase2 karma2019-02-19 02:26:10 UTC
I will not regret it- it was a very enriching experience that I don’t think I could recreate on my own. :)
mrbaryonyx5 karma2019-02-19 02:03:13 UTC
How hard/easy was it to do school work? Did you all have enough space?
pink_suitcase5 karma2019-02-19 02:22:30 UTC
We definitely had plenty of time for schoolwork- we would attend class in the early morning or afternoon and have the rest of the evening free. There were also days set aside called “Study Days”, just to get caught up and meet with professors
agnescheek5 karma2019-02-19 02:08:48 UTC
pink_suitcase5 karma2019-02-19 02:12:01 UTC
I started saving money when I was in high school and applied for many scholarships! They have lots of really great financial aid options, it’s not as unaffordable as many think
SPWatwin4 karma2019-02-19 02:02:37 UTC
Is this an American thing?
pink_suitcase3 karma2019-02-19 02:24:00 UTC
It is for students of all backgrounds- many of my friends on the ship were not American
mikeyboy1134 karma2019-02-19 02:02:49 UTC
How was it? Also has it impacted or effected your job search in any way?
pink_suitcase5 karma2019-02-19 02:23:22 UTC
It was the most enriching experience of my life! It absolutely changed my job search and I am now working in the Travel & Tourism industry
infinityxero4 karma2019-02-19 02:04:09 UTC
How old were you when you did it?
pink_suitcase2 karma2019-02-19 02:21:22 UTC
I was 20 when I sailed :)
discountsethrogen3 karma2019-02-19 02:39:33 UTC
Did you have a private room or was it more similar to a navy shop with lots of people in one room?
pink_suitcase2 karma2019-02-19 02:43:44 UTC
There were single, double and triple rooms!
Sp4gh3tt1_M4n3 karma2019-02-19 02:12:46 UTC
So have you ever watched suite life on deck?
pink_suitcase3 karma2019-02-19 02:28:43 UTC
fecity992 karma2019-02-19 02:09:33 UTC
How was the ride on the ship. By cruise ship standards that's a tiny ship. Did you do any long crossings or just stay within a decent range that didn't find yourself in wide open seas?
pink_suitcase4 karma2019-02-19 02:29:55 UTC
We crossed the Pacific, which was a huuuuuge stretch! (Kobe, Japan to San Diego, California)
It was rocky sometimes, but most of the time it was smooth sailing
HintOfFlavor2 karma2019-02-19 02:17:59 UTC
What was the best country/location you visited?
What was the worst?
pink_suitcase5 karma2019-02-19 02:27:31 UTC
Kochi, India was absolutely extraordinary
Myanmar was my least favorite, it was unsafe and a little bit unsettling, however the people were wonderful and I still enjoyed my time there
ninebears2 karma2019-02-19 02:14:00 UTC
What are the requirements for this? Are you all students in related degree programs?
pink_suitcase3 karma2019-02-19 02:28:35 UTC
There is a GPA requirement and possibly a few others? They accept students of all majors and offer coursework in most ‘common’ fields of study
morganpotato2 karma2019-02-19 02:06:03 UTC
I always wanted to do this but it’s so expensive! Especially for a Canadian. Do you think it should be cheaper? Or it it worth the price?
pink_suitcase3 karma2019-02-19 02:20:41 UTC
I think it is worth the price! (Comparable to out-of-state tuition at a big school)
They also have a lot of financial aid opportunities to make the trip more affordable
-CaliforniaRoll-2 karma2019-02-19 02:30:36 UTC
Have a buddy on SAS right now and one that went last year. Seems like the experience of a lifetime. What culture did you find the most different/surprising?
pink_suitcase5 karma2019-02-19 02:35:53 UTC
I thought Japan was absolutely delightful and so advanced
Southern India was also a beautiful place to explore :)
cannacorn1191 karma2019-02-19 02:29:05 UTC
Would you pay $25k for your kid to take the same program?
pink_suitcase3 karma2019-02-19 02:36:50 UTC
I would encourage my children to save money and apply for scholarships if they were really interested in sailing!
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pink_suitcase8 karma2019-02-19 02:00:53 UTC
None of the above! Saved up for the trip for about four years and applied for scholarshops
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