Honors Travel Class in Iceland

The University of Southern Maine’s Honors Program travel class returned to Iceland for the first visit since the pandemic.  Fourteen undergraduate Honors students along with their faculty member, Professor Amy Amoroso traveled to Iceland on May 27, 2023 for nine days. The class, HON 195: Living Now: writing Iceland & finding hope in a changing climate, journeyed to glaciers, volcanos, waterfalls, and geothermal pools, while exploring what it means to personally, socially, politically, and metaphorically record the natural world during this era of climate change. They explored questions of place, home, sustainability, beauty, and hope through journaling, creative writing, and photo essay. During the travel class, students read inspiring nature writing, kept a journal, and finished the course with a final creative project that encapsulates their experience. Click below to view their final projects.

Meagan Ladner | Shreds of Hope

Honors group visits Iceland

The class visited the striking basalt columns on Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach in Vik, Iceland.