Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is this class associated with the GYA/TAH 307 trip that is also traveling in June 2017?
A: No, this class is associated with the Honors Program, only.

Q: Who is teaching the class in June?
A: Visit our Meet the Team page to learn more about the class instructors for June 2017. The class topic and instructors will rotate every year.

Q: I see that the class topic is Fishing. Will we be processing the fish?
A: No. We will be focusing on the cultural impact of the fishing industry in Maine and Iceland as it relates to political science, engineering, economy, etc. We may visit a fishing facility, but we will not be handling the fish.

Q: What are the actual dates of travel?
A: The class will begin in Maine on June 12th. We will travel to Iceland on June 17th and return June 28th. Students return home by the 29th/30th. Final project due July 7th.

Q: What is the best way to communicate with home while abroad?
A: International-travel cell phone plans can be very expensive. We encourage students and their families to consider a communication plan that uses one of these free services:

  • Skype
  • Google Talk
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Cell phone apps

Q: Where will students be staying while abroad?
A: We have partnered with an Icelandic group that specializes in international study called Geocamp. Geocamp offers living facilities on their property on the former Navy base in Keflavik, Iceland. Accommodations may vary for future programs based on the class topic.

Click here to visit their page!

Q: How do I get help with my resume or interviewing skills?
A: USM has an office dedicated to career services! Connect with a staff member in USM’s Community Engagement and Career Development office located on the first floor of Luther Bonney in Portland. Here’s a link to their USM Website!


Still have questions? Please contact us!