Short-Term Travel Courses
Short-Term Travel Courses
Would you like to have the opportunity to study and travel with a professor? Then consider participating in a short term travel course.
Short Term Travel courses are organized by a faculty member at a university who leads a group of students abroad. The travel study courses are offered as winter break, spring break or May term courses. Some are also offered as summer session courses. Many faculty open their courses to students from other universities.
UMF Short-Term Travel Courses
UMF Short Term Travel courses are considered regular UMF courses. They qualify for financial aid. The grades are included in the student’s cumulative GPA at UMF.
- MAY TERM 2014
- Tropical Island Ecology (BIO 321/ENV 321/INT 221) For more information please contact Nancy Prentiss
Experiential learning on a tropical island: Snorkel, hike and experience the natural world on St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park, at the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station: http://www.islands.org/VIERS/
Check out a YouTube video clip from a previous UMF trip:
- Cultural History of Spain (HTY 277S) For more information please contact Anne Marie Wolf
The course begins with the Romans and continues with the Middle Ages, the early modern period with Spain’s colonial expansion and Renaissance, then the war for independence with Napoleon, Franco dictatorship, and democracy. The emphasis will be on the cultural artifacts produced in these societies — including architecture, performing arts (where possible), paintings, and everyday objects. The group will have extended stays in Granada, Sevilla, and Madrid, with day trips to Cordoba, Toledo, and other cities.
- German Political History (POS 277S) For more information please contact Scott Erb
- SUMMER TERM 2014
- Public Policy in Comparative Perspective (POS 277S) For more information please contact Linda BeckThis hybrid course provides an opportunity to get an insider’s view on American public policy by traveling to Washington D.C. to meet with policy makers, civil society leaders and lobbyists to develop a better understanding of how and who decides American public policy. Students will select a policy area to focus on based on their interests – e.g., the Environment, Education, Health Care, Foreign Policy — and then compare US policy with another country to gain greater insight into current public policy and the potential for reform.
Other University of Maine System Travel Study Courses
The following University of Maine System Campuses also offer Travel Study Courses. They are considered transfer courses and grades are not included in the student’s UMF cumulative GPA. They qualify for financial aid.