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Semester at Sea: One man beats the odds in Ghana

Semester at Sea: One man beats the odds in Ghana

Paula Pecorella April 20, 2016
“My school didn’t have a classroom or a structure. It was just a black wooden board that was nailed to a tree,” Fred Frimpong said.
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Semester at Sea: An island nation’s struggle reflects wider problem

Semester at Sea: An island nation’s struggle reflects wider problem

Paula Pecorella April 12, 2016
The world is currently on track to have more plastic than fish by weight in its oceans by 2050, according to a study published by the World Economic Forum.
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Times of Indias first office, shown above, is opposite the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai.

Semester at Sea: The Times of India stands strong

Paula Pecorella March 31, 2016
Nearly two centuries ago, the Times of India started as a single publication and has since grown into the media conglomerate known as the Times Group.
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Semester at Sea: A look into the life of a Buddhist monk in Mandalay

Semester at Sea: A look into the life of a Buddhist monk in Mandalay

Paula Pecorella March 1, 2016
It is extremely unusual for a lifelong Buddhist monk to use Facebook, carry a cell phone or board a luxury cruise liner traveling the world.
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Semester at Sea: Floating simplicity on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

Semester at Sea: Floating simplicity on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

Paula Pecorella February 23, 2016
The Mekong Delta stretches across 13 provinces in Vietnam, making boats the central form of transportation and floating markets the preferred method of grocery shopping.
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Semester at Sea: Life lessons from a tai chi master in Hong Kong

Semester at Sea: Life lessons from a tai chi master in Hong Kong

Paula Pecorella February 17, 2016
When students signed up for William Ng’s class, they expected to learn about traditional Chinese tai chi, but were surprised when they received a lesson on life instead.
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Semester at Sea: A single light in the city of Kyoto

Semester at Sea: A single light in the city of Kyoto

Paula Pecorella February 9, 2016
While American tourists are far and few between in this small “hole-in-the-wall" eatery, Tadao said Japanese students are the regular customer base at Donkaku.
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