• Jacob Reshetar

    Jacob Reshetar

    Class of 2015
    Coon Rapids, MN
    Biochemistry and Philosophy, Pre-Med

    Jacob's Bio:
    I have explored a wealth of incredible opportunities and experiences at CSS. While preparing for a career in medicine, I have pursued biochemical and philosophic studies while serving as a Residential Advisor and Student Senator. My passions inspired me to participate in multiple international service-learning and study abroad events in Guatemala, Nicaragua and China. While completing a fifth year through CSS to fulfill my philosophy degree, I have chosen to explore an exciting opportunity to study abroad aboard a transatlantic voyage: Semester at Sea.

  • Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN

    Victoria Tabolich

    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

  • Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN

Semester at Sea has begun!!



The community aboard the ship is absolutely nuts! In just the few days I’ve spent on the MV-Explorer, I’ve made friends from all over the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Dubai, and Russia. Everyone is looking to make new friends, and as we sped away from South Hampton, England, the feeling of belonging was undeniable as all the students gathered on the 7th deck to celebrate our departure.

I’ve finally arranged my cabin (See picture), and have completed a number of orientations regarding culture aboard the ship, safety precautions, and expectations from the student body. My roommate, Lucas Mueller, is from Illinois, and fortunately, he is very much a night owl like me!

As we take to the open ocean in search of Saint Petersburg, Russia, I am filled with wonder and awe for the adventure we are to undertake together. Surely, no amount of anticipation could have prepared me for this journey.

In the meantime, I’ll chill on the seventh deck with my friends and savor the beautiful evening.  😀


Jake Reshetar

New friends!

New friends!

More new friends!

More new friends!




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