SoA Associate Professor Lisa Schrenk has completed her trip around the world, which included teaching courses in world architecture, global cities, and sacred spaces on the Semester at Sea program. The complete adventure included 125 Days, 20 Cities, 14 Countries, and 33,377 miles (26,000 at ~15 miles per hour!) of travel. Favorite experiences include visiting former sites of international expositions in Shanghai, Osaka and Aichi, Japan, and the current site of Expo 2015 in Milan; walking the streets of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city; touring amazing modern buildings designed by Vann Molyvann in Phnom Penh; camping with students in the beautiful Namibian desert; ballooning over the temples of Pagan in Burma; teaching students and others onboard how to do an Irish jig on St. Patrick’s Day (while the vessel was heavily pitching and rolling!); visiting incredible Hindu temples in southern India including one at Gangaikondacholapuram (yes, that’s its actual name); staying in the restored High Victorian Midland Railway Hotel at St. Pancras Station in London; and teaching classes of engaged student on the ship and then visiting places with them while ashore (including a marathon of nine different sites of religious worship in one day in Vietnam!). 

While on the ship, Lisa also participated in SAS’s Vicarious Voyage outreach program and adopted a class of kindergarteners in Oklahoma, who followed the trip in their classroom through the eyes of R.A.T., the rodent adventure traveler. For a taste of the places they traveled see:

Welcome back, Lisa!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 4:00pm