Community-Based Learning


USM offers an increasing number of service-learning courses, in which students, faculty, and community organizations work together to address community-identified needs. Most disciplines offer this type of experiential learning course at some point in your studies. You can also seek them out as electives.

Explore the list of Service-Learning Courses and register on MaineStreet.

What is Service Learning?

Service-learning combines academic instruction with a community service experience. In partnership with local organizations, students in service-learning courses apply the knowledge and analytical skills gained in the classroom to address social, environmental and cultural issues within the community. Students engage in service-learning both to expand their understanding of a subject and to benefit the community.

Distinct from internships, service-learning is a classroom-linked exposure to careers and issues being addressed in the real world rather than a capstone experience at the end of your studies.

Unum Scholars Program

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Are you a USM student (graduation date May 2015 or later) with 60 completed credit hours by September 2014 and at least a 3.0 GPA?

If so, you may be interested in the new Unum Scholars program and a part-time Client Data Specialist opportunity now available at Unum!

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