Humane Education Residency

This one-week humane education immersion is a highly recommended elective course (3 credits) for M.Ed., M.A., and doctoral students. Humane Education Residency takes place at IHE’s campus, situated on 28 oceanfront acres overlooking the mountains of Acadia National Park. This energizing, hands-on experience is a very popular part of the program, offering students an opportunity to practice humane education with fellow students and faculty while developing lifelong relationships.

“Residency was valuable professionally, emotionally, and spiritually. It exceeded my expectations and more than matched my hopes! It was informative, practical, challenging, magical, full, and fun! THANK YOU for the gift of the week.” 

– Kurt Schmidt

If there are any extra spots, Antioch graduate certificate students and other educators may apply to participate on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out about openings and/or to be put on a waiting list, please contact Mary Pat Champeau, IHE’s Director of Graduate Programs: or 207-667-1172.

Humane Residency: IHE
Residency site in Surry, Maine


We have accommodations for 14 people in a rustic guesthouse on campus. There are many other lodging options available in the area as well.

Each participant will be asked to offer a short, prepared presentation during the week.

“This was the most meaningful and life-changing educational experience of my life.”

Hyungjoon Kim, Graduate Certificate