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2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Study Abroad

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The University of Maine offers many study abroad opportunities 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. All UMaine financial aid can be used for all University-approved programs. Additional national and institutional study abroad scholarships are available. All areas of the world are available.

For further information, contact the Office of International Programs, where the Study Abroad program is located at 240 Estabrooke Hall; (207) 581-3437, http://studyabroad@maine.edu or visit http://www.umaine.edu/international.

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