UVA, Semester at Sea Agree to End Sponsorship - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

UVA, Semester at Sea Agree to End Sponsorship

Posted: Updated:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia plans to end its academic sponsorship of the Semester at Sea program by 2016.

The university has been the shipboard study abroad program's academic sponsor since 2006.

Semester at Sea spokeswoman Lauren Judge tells The Daily Progress that the program and the university mutually agreed to end the sponsorship.

The university says it appreciates the benefits that its students and faculty have gained through the sponsorship.

U.Va. provides an academic dean and registrar for Semester at Sea's three annual voyages.

In 2012, a U.Va. student died after being hit by a dive boat's propeller during a visit to the island of Dominica. U.Va. has said the recreational boating trip was organized independently of Semester at Sea.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Sign Up for Email Alerts

    Sign up to receive NBC29 news and weather updates in your inbox daily.

    * denotes required fields

    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.