Virginia Conversations: Semester at Sea

Semester05On today’s Virginia Conversations, imagine taking a college course in geography and your instructor’s half-way around the world.
One Virginia Tech teacher did it, and he’s back home to share his adventure. John Boyer, better known as “The Plaid Avenger”, explains how he juggled teaching on a “Semester at Sea” voyage without missing a beat back home on campus.Semester Kathy Thornton  Host May-Lily Lee also talks with Kathy Thornton, UVA mechanical aerospace engineering professor, about the Semester at Sea program.

View John Boyer’s Semester at Sea YouTube videos here.

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