Follow the Adventure Blog

International Experience Abroad Program


Check out the "Follow The Adventure" 2023 Blog HERE!

At the link above you will witness Cal Maritime’s Global Awareness mission in action: our shoreside students are venturing beyond the borders and norms of their usual lives. Seeing and making meaning of the world is one of the original reasons sailors went to sea–today’s maritime undergraduates show that boarding a ship is just one way to do it. This year, our students are helping preserve and strengthen coral reefs with Oceanography professor Alex Parker in Roatan, Honduras. IBL professor Khalid Bachkar is providing his students with an all-access pass to his home country of Morocco, and Culture & Communications professor Julie Chisholm is covering over 1000 miles of European riverways, walking in the paths of the Romans, Ottomans and Habsburgs. Who knows, maybe some of our students will return to Rabat for an internship, or to Rotterdam for a graduate degree, or fall in love in Roatan? Let’s hope they return home with new dreams and a slightly changed perspective on what it means to be from the USA.

Please take a look at the link to Blog above to get a taste of the varied offerings of Cal Maritime’s post-pandemic IE journeys, then scroll down to view each trip separately. Fair winds and following seas, Keelhaulers!

–Julie Chisholm, IE Program Director