The Ship is Alive!

A very exciting day on MV Explorer … the students have arrived!  Today the ship transformed from a quiet sanctuary in which faculty were carefully preparing their courses to an exciting campus.  More than 600 students boarded today and suddenly the ship is alive with conversation, excitement and a certain amount of anxiety.  It is great fun to talk to the students and hear their excitement about the next 100 or so days.  For many students this is their first time outside the US (or their home country .  Tonight we set sail for Hawaii …