Travel Courses

2021 Travel Courses

Click below to check out one of UMF's travel course opportunities!

 Winter Term

May Term

 

Costa Rica

Tropical Nature: Exploring Costa Rica

ENV 130N/BIO 130N/ENG 130 

Faculty: Jeff Thomson, Drew Barton

Contact: jeffrey.thomson@maine.edu, barton@maine.edu

Travel Dates: January 5 - 18, 2021

For two weeks, we will explore the astonishing diversity of many of Costa Rica's ecosystems, including rain forests, cloud forests, mangrove swamps, and beach ecosystems.  The course will emphasize natural history, field studies of ecological patterns, tropical conservation, and reflecting on and writing about your experiences.

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $2,900*

  • Additional Expenses: $0

  • Tuition, 4 credits

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $2,900 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

Boston

How to Build Inclusive Schools:

An Exploration of New England’s Most Inclusive School

SED 277/577:  

Kate MacLeod & Brian Cavanaugh

Contact: kate.mcleod@maine.edu, brian.cavanaugh@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 2021

This course immerses UMF students in a week-long exploration of some of New England’s most inclusive schools. Students will visit inclusive schools in order to explore the existing structures and services in these schools and meet and learn from students, faculty, and school leaders. Students will use knowledge gained from this exploratory experience to analyze how similar structures, services, beliefs, and values can be fostered and adapted to fit the needs of diverse school districts in order to build more inclusive communities for all.

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $810

  • Additional Expenses: $150

  • Tuition, 4 credits

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $960 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

 

Croatia

Tourism Industry in Croatia

BUS 277/POS 277/INS 280

Faculty: Waleck Dalpour

Contact: dalpour@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 9 - 21, 2021

This course offers an exceptional opportunity to explore the tourism industry in one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations: Croatia. In 2018, Croatia had 19.7 million tourist visitors. The history of tourism in Croatia dates back to the middle of the 19th century and has been developing successfully ever since. The course will include site visitation in exciting and beautiful places such as: Zagreb, Plitvicke, Split, Mostar and Dubrovnik.

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $2,950*

  • Additional Expenses: $345

  • Tuition, 4 credits

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $3,245 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

 
 
 

Germany

German Political History, POS 264S

Faculty: Scott Erb

Contact: scott.erb@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 2021

This course explores the development of German politics (including Austria) from the reformation to the present, with an emphasis on Germany since 1871, as well as regional variations in Germany's political evolution. This is a travel course which includes an educational trip to Germany, and explores the interplay between culture and politics.

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $2,550*

  • Additional Expenses: $450

  • Tuition, 4 credits

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $3,000 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

Iceland

Aquatic Ecosystems of Iceland, BIO 177N/EVN 177N

Faculty: Julia Daly & Rachel Hovel

Contact: dalyj@maine.edu, rachel.hovel@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 2021

This course will travel to Iceland, to explore Atlantic-salmon bearing rivers on the north coast and glaciers and newly de-glaciated rivers and landscapes in the south. This course will focus on geology and ecology, and students will collect data in streams and rivers to understand the landscape and geological processes that influence biological communities in aquatic ecosystems. Other themes of the course will include climate change and comparison to North Atlantic ecosystems in Maine.

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $3,032

  • Additional Expenses: $0

  • Tuition, 4 credits 

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: TBA

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

 

Nepal

Environmental Stewardship and Healthy Communities in the Himalaya of Nepal, GEO 277S, INS 280

Faculty: Brad Dearden

Contact: brad.dearden@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 2021

This course examines conditions of health, environment, and gender in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. Students in this course will explore environmental issues that communities face, and work to identify potential solutions. They will also examine public health needs and priorities that exist in these rural montane environments. Students will visit Nepali villages to observe and discuss environmental challenges, see how gender affects family welfare, and conduct hands-on exercises. They will also trek through stunning alpine landscapes in the Annapurna region. Students will also visit cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu.

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $2,955*

  • Additional Expenses: $530

  • Tuition, 4 credits 

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $3,485 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

 

New England

Sustainable Solutions in Coastal New England, GEO 277S

Faculty: Jesse Minor and Matt McCourt

Contact: jesse.minor@maine.edumatthew.mccourt@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 2021

This field course provides a hands-on experience with sustainability solutions in Boston, Casco Bay, midcoast Maine, and Acadia National Park. We learn from, and work alongside, entrepreneurs, government officials, and community groups who are tackling urgent sustainability problems in diverse urban and rural contexts.

Topics include: ecotourism, transportation alternatives, working waterfront, local and sustainable agriculture, green infrastructure, land and resource conservation, coastal erosion, aquaculture and sustainable economic development.

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $700*

  • Additional Expenses: $0

  • Tuition, 4 credits

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $700 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

 

New York City

Publishing and Editing in NYC, ENG 277

Faculty: Amy Neswald

Contact: amy.neswald@maine.edu

Travel Dates: Course May 3-28, 2021, Travel Dates May 16-22 

This is a four week course centered around a week (5 days) in New York City in which we'll have informational interviews with literary agents, publisher, editors, a marketing or advertising firm, and also explore the city, go to a museum or galleries in Chelsea, have a few group dinners and maybe a Broadway show, and in general demystify the city and the publishing industry. The first two weeks in Farmington will be spent reading works chosen by the people we're meeting so that we can have a productive talk about the book they edited or represented, etc. The last week back in Farmington will be a decompression week in which we'll discuss what it all means and how to move forward professionally with the information we've obtained and all that we've experienced

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $1,620*

  • Additional Expenses: $300

  • Tuition, 4 credits 

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $1,920 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

 

UK Rehab

REH 477

Faculty: Gina Oswald, Nicole Achey

Contact: gina.oswald@maine.edu, nicole.achey@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 11 - 21, 2021

This course is an introduction to rehabilitation around the globe. The course will provide an overview of the historical treatment, societal perceptions, services, and outcomes of people with disabilities internationally. England will be the primary focus for this trip.

 

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $3,000*

  • Additional Expenses: $325

  • Tuition, 4 credits 

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $3,325 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

 

UK Shakespeare

Teaching Shakespeare's Britain, ENG 277H, EDU 277

Faculty: Eric Brown, Leigh Ann Fish

Contact: leighann.fish@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 21 -June 1, 2021

Explore the backdrop of Shakespeare's plays, the relationship between text and performance, and the place of Shakespeare today in the classroom and in the popular imagination. We'll attend several performances and take a walking tour of Shakespeare's London, as well as visit the Globe Theatre, Shakespeare's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Cawdor Castle, and more!

Estimated Costs: 

  • Course Fee: $3,335*

  • Additional Expenses: $420

  • Tuition, 4 credits 

    • In State - $1,152*

    • Out of State - $2,580*

    • New England Regional - $1,900*

  • Total Estimated Costs: $3,755 plus tuition

*Course fee and tuition costs will be finalized in September 2020. 

Last Updated August 2020 University of Maine Farmington - Office of Experiential & Global Education

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