May 18, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Study Abroad

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Colleges and Programs

The University of Maine offers many study abroad opportunites for academic credit. Study abroad leads to world awareness, cultural understanding, personal growth, independence and self-sufficiency. For those studying in another language, it can lead to language fluency. A Study Abroad experience adds depth to a résumé and can give students a competitive edge in the job market as it reflects an open and flexible outlook to life.

The University of Maine offers several options for studying abroad. There are a number of direct exchanges with partner universities. Direct exchanges allow UMaine students to pay tuition and fees to the University of Maine, while paying room and board costs to the host institution. Other recommended programs are available through UMaine’s consortium memberships or by direct enrollment, with the student responsible for payment directly to the provider or to the host school. Many programs offer instruction in English, while others require intermediate language skills. Some offer pre-program language immersion short-courses, in preparation for a semester or year of study in that language. Financial aid can be used for all University-approved programs. All areas of the world are available.

The Study Abroad program is housed within the Office of International Programs, 100 Winslow Hall; (207) 581-1509. The office has a Resource Room and library of materials on the third floor of the Maples, next door to Winslow, and keeps materials in the International Affairs student lounge in North Stevens and at the Career Center. For further information, contact the Office of International Programs or check the website

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Colleges and Programs