Student Study Abroad


USM’s MeRTEC and Honors Programs are excited to announce a unique scholarship opportunity for USM students who may be interested in spending a semester abroad in Iceland. Two USM students will be selected through a competitive application process to earn a $7,000 scholarship (each!) to study abroad at Reykjavik University and intern with an Icelandic company during the Spring 2019 semester.

Who may apply?

The scholarship application is open to students who have completed at least one of the pre-requisites and meet the general study abroad minimum qualifications.


  • HON195: Honors Abroad
  • HON310 (or LOS/SBS): Toward a Global Ethics
  • Any MeRTEC course
  • Any short-term travel program to Iceland (BUS, MeRTEC, TAH/GYA, etc.)

SA Qualifications:

  • The student must be a matriculated degree candidate with a declared major. They cannot study abroad if they are an undeclared student.
  • The student must have completed a minimum of 24 undergraduate credits before departure. (If they are a transfer student, they should contact the Office of International Programs for information on additional application requirements.)

Learn more about SA qualifications here:


Download the application @


The USM Office of International Programs must receive all applications for Spring ’19 study abroad by Friday, October 5th. 

Do students need a visa to study in Iceland?

Yes, students need a visa (and passport) to study in Iceland since they will be in the country for longer than 90 days. We can help them navigate that process.


  • October 5th: Scholarship application deadline
  • November 5th: Visa application must be received in Iceland
  • First week of January 2019: International student orientation at Reykjavik University (RU)
  • Mid-late May 2019: Final Exams at RU

Completed applications may be submitted to Emily Zider ( in the USM Office of International Programs at #101 Payson Smith, Portland Campus.

Reach out to Emily with any questions or visit during the Study Abroad Fair scheduled for next week on Tuesday, September 18th from 11am – 2pm in the courtyard between Luther Bonney and Payson Smith on the Portland Campus.