Click on the pins below to see some of the resources in and around Mt. Desert Island. Zoom in for a closer view of in-town Bar Harbor and some of the key landmarks within walking distance of the COA campus.

Courses related to MDI:
Student perspectives:
  • I love sunrises at the top of Cadillac Mountain, and it is the first place to see it in the United States for most of the year!  We are so lucky to have Acadia National Park as our backyard. MDI is a close and welcoming community, even for people who come from halfway across the world like me! 

    - Giorgia Paliaga Mills
  • The hidden spots, and spots I have yet to discover, but so far, trying apples from trees all over the island, walking in different harbors, exploring the islands off of MDI (talk to Toby!), identifying flowers and eating edible plants I have never seen before, jamming on the community piano in the Village Green in Bar Harbor, and watching waves crash on the rocks of Acadia are all must-dos. 

    - Lilia Machado
  • Wandering the shores of Acadia, watching gulls on the sand bar, painting the seafoam from the slippery rocks, laughing with friends on the pier, staring at the night sky and feeling oh so small, watching the storm surge from Otter cliffs, sailing on Frenchman Bay

    - Rosie Iris Chater