UMF 2023 Travel Course Destinations: 

Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico,

Nepal, New England, New Mexico, Spain

All UMF 2023 travel courses have been approved although the course fees are only approximate and will be finalized in September 2022. Approval to international destinations will also be verified with UMS Risk Management in the fall.

Students with financial need are encouraged to apply for a scholarship through the Global Education Fund. Applications are available online and must be submitted along with a faculty recommendation by the deadline on Friday, April 22, 2022. 


 

 

BUS 277/INS 280: Tourism Industry in Croatia

Faculty: Waleck Dalpour (dalpour@maine.edu) and Sheena Bunnell

Travel Dates: May 7-19, 2023

This course offers an exceptional opportunity to explore sustainable tourism practices and environmental observations in one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations: Croatia. Tourism is a major industry in Croatia. In 2018, Croatia had 19.7 million tourist visitors who made 110.275 million overnight stays. The history of tourism in Croatia dates back to the middle of the 19th century in the period around 1850. It has been developing successfully ever since. Today, Croatia is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Tourism in Croatia is concentrated in the areas along the Adriatic coast and is strongly seasonal, peaking in July and August. 

Estimated Costs:

Estimated Course Fee: $3,550

Additional Expenses: $490

Total Estimated Costs: $4,040 + Tuition (2-4 credits)

Costs include airfare. Course fee and tuition rates will be finalized in Fall 2023.


 

ENG 277, FRE 277, PSY 277: A Path Out of Hell: Revisiting Ethics in the Wake of Jean-Paul Sartre

Faculty: Steve Quackenbush (steven.quackenbush@maine.edu) and Andre Siamundele

Travel Dates: May 21-31, 2023

Estimated Costs:

Estimated Course Fee: $2,950

Additional Expenses: $375

Total Estimated Costs: $3,3425 + Tuition (2-4 credits)

Costs include airfare. Course fee and tuition rates will be finalized in Fall 2023.


 

 

 

GEO177/INS280/POS177S: Greece’s Good Life: Greek Philosophy, Art and Geography

Faculty: Linda Beck (linda.beck@maine.edu) and Mark Pires

Travel Dates: June 15-25, 2023

This travel course to Greece, the heart of Western democracy, civilization, art and architecture, will explore Greek conceptions and expression of the Good Life. We will begin by considering the debate among ancient Greek philosophers about what constitutes a Good Life while visiting various historical sites in and around Athens. We will explore the evolution of Greek art and architecture as an expression of the culture and values of Greek society, partaking in the amazing culinary delights that are central to Greek culture and the Good Life.

Estimated Costs:

Estimated Course Fee: $2,975

Additional Expenses: $75

Total Estimated Costs: $3,050 + Tuition (2-4 credits)

Costs include airfare. Course fee and tuition rates will be finalized in Fall 2023.


 

 

ARH 277A, ENG 277H, INS280, POS 262S Italian Political History, MUH 280A Music & Sound In Italy

Faculty: Scott Erb (scotterb@maine.edu), Steven Pane, Luann Yetter, Sarah Maline

Travel Dates: May 9-23, 2023

Exploring Italy is like a trip through time, ranging from ancient Rome to the canals of Venice and art of renaissance Florence.  In the present Italy offers superb food, culture and beauty.  The course involves faculty from art, music history, literature and political science, weaving together the story of Italy in a way that shows how these disciplines connect through time. The faculty have taught this travel course numerous times, and will provide both insight on Italy’s culture and history, and an unforgettable experience of Italy today.

Estimated Costs:

Estimated Course Fee: $2,625

Additional Expenses: $ 600

Total Estimated Costs: $3,225 + Tuition (2-4 credits)

Costs include airfare. Course fee and tuition rates will be finalized in Fall 2023.


 

 

HON 177/INS 280: Maya Well Being: Then and Now

Faculty: Kelly Bentley (kelly.bentley@maine.edu) and John Messier

Travel Dates: May 9-23, 2023

Estimated Costs:

Estimated Course Fee: $2,000

Additional Expenses: $ 75

Total Estimated Costs: $2,075 + Tuition (2-4 credits)

Costs include airfare. Course fee and tuition rates will be finalized in Fall 2023.


 

Nepal Mountainside

GEO 277: Environmental Stewardship and Healthy Communities in the Himalaya of Nepal

Faculty: Brad Dearden (brad.dearden@maine.edu)

Travel Dates: May 16-31, 2023

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 mountain 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:

Estimated Course Fee: $3,600

Additional Expenses: $ 740

Total Estimated Costs: $4,340 + Tuition (2-4 credits)

Costs include airfare. Course fee and tuition rates will be finalized in Fall 2023.


 

biking along coastal maine

GEO 277S Sustainable Solutions Coastal New England

Faculty: Jesse Minor, Matt McCourt – jesse.minor@maine.edu, matthew.mccourt@maine.edu

Travel Dates: May 2022

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.

Costs:

Course Fee: $825

Additional Expenses: $0

Total Estimated Costs: $825 + Tuition (4 credits)


 

 

 

ANT 277S: Southwest Exploration: The Cultures and Landscapes of New Mexico

Faculty: Nicole Kellett and Luke Kellett (lucas.kellett@maine.edu)

Travel Dates: May 10-22, 2023

Estimated Costs:

Estimated Course Fee: $1,840

Additional Expenses: $ 225

Total Estimated Costs: $2,065 + Tuition (2-4 credits)

Costs include airfare. Course fee and tuition rates will be finalized in Fall 2023.


 

 

ENG 277 Story Hunters, REL 277 Pilgrimage, SPA 277 Spanish Identity and the Camino

Faculty: Cortney Benjamin, Amber Stone, and Gretchen Legler (gretchen.legler@maine.edu)

Travel Dates: May 16-31, 2023

Estimated Costs:

Estimated Course Fee: $2,500

Additional Expenses: $ 225

Total Estimated Costs: $2,725 + Tuition (2-4 credits)

Costs include airfare. Course fee and tuition rates will be finalized in Fall 2023.