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14 Reasons Why Semester at Sea is More Valuable Than a Summer Job

So you're trying to decide what to do with your summer? It's a no-brainer.

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1. England, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Finland, and Poland in one summer...

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...Or the town where you spent the first 18 years of your life.

2. Learn from and live next door to world-class faculty and guest lecturers like Archbishop Desmond Tutu...

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...Or learn how to make a latte from a miserable barista.

3. Earn university course credits while seeing the world...

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...Or stay home and get minimum wage.

4. Interact with cultures and peoples of developed and emerging nations...

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...Or interact with people from one town, in one state, in one country.

5. Get firsthand exposure to world issues through field labs and programs...

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...Or get firsthand exposure to cringe-worthy office issues.

6. Lend a helping hand to people all over the world through service projects...

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...Or serve people at a drive-through window.

7. Improve self-confidence through independent travel and new experiences...

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...Or lose confidence in yourself as a bad manager criticizes you all summer.

8. Become adaptable by navigating many different places in a short time...

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...Or stay in your comfort zone.

9. Get access to remarkable organizations that you can put on your résumé...

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...Or work for a company that won’t give you relevant experience for your future career.

10. Live on a traveling, shipboard campus...

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...Or live at home with your parents.

11. Make friends from 250+ different colleges and universities around the world...

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...Or spend your summer with frustrating coworkers.

12. Become more in touch with the world and learn about other cultures...

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...Or stay sheltered.

13. New ports and new adventures every single day...

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...Or the same old work routine every single day.

14. Summer during college is one of the only times in your life when you'll have the time to see the world. What are you waiting for?! Apply today!

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...Or you could stay home and get a summer job.

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