Former Harbor View student Ryan Akiba is spending a semester cruising around the world and sharing his experiences with local students.
“So far the voyage really has been a dream,” Akiba said.
He is participating in the Vicarious Voyage, Semester at Sea program for students who want to travel, explore, learn and do service work. Students earn a full semester’s credit while exploring up to 12 countries.
Akiba started in the Bahamas in mid-January and set sail for his first port destination, Roseau, Dominica. Dominca, he said, left him speechless.
Next on the itinerary was Manaus, Brazil, where Akiba slept in a hammock on the river.
Most recently, Akiba explored Takoradi, Ghana.
His journey will continue to Cape Town, South Africa; Port Louis, Mauritius; Chennai, India; Singapore; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong and Shanghai, China; Kobe and Yokohama, Japan; Hilo, Hawaii; and San Diego.
See his goodbye video here.
Learn more about Akiba’s voyage and the SAS program and follow the student and staff blog here.