University of Maine
240 Estabrooke Hall
Orono, ME 04469
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Getting Started

Step 1. Get Information

Before you select a study abroad program it is important to understand the types of available programs, funding models and available locations. Read “Understand Study Abroad” and “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ’s) in the left-hand menu to get a better understanding of what is available to you.

Step 2. Get Updates

Sign up for our Study Abroad Newsletter.  Follow us on on Facebook at UMaine Study Abroad.We are on Twitter and Instagram too!

Step 3: Get Advice

Our Peer Advisors are available to answer your questions. Drop-in advising without an appointment is available: 

Monday, Wednesday,  Thursday and Friday at 12pm- 4pm in 240 Estabrooke Hall
Tuesdays will be in a residence hall (announced on FaceBook every Monday)

You can also connect with a Mentor who has studied abroad in the same location or through the same program. Peer Advisors will work with you to create an account with UMaine AbroadOffice if you have not already made one. 

Step 4.  Get Exploring!

Create and account with our UMaine AbroadOffice (see "Create Account" on the left), if you have not already created one with a Peer Advisor. We offer a large number of programs that can be found using the program search. We recommend trying the advanced search, depending on what you are looking for. Feel free to come in and meet with our Peer Advisors and go through the search with them! The Study Abroad Advisor and Peer Advisors are here to help.

Step 5. Meet with the Study Abroad Advisor

You must meet with the study abroad advisor before you apply to go abroad. Your peer advisor will provide guidance on how and when to book an appointment.

Step 6. Finances & Scholarships

Compare programs’ costs. Make sure you have available funding to pay for your program. Most UMaine financial aid applies to all approved study abroad programs. Do your research on available study abroad scholarships.

Step 7.  Apply

Find the program you wish to participate in and apply! 

Application Deadlines

Please note that UMaine has a rolling admissions policy. Students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible as some programs, particularly direct exchange programs, fill prior to the deadlines:

February 20 – for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Direct Exchange Programs 

March 20 -   for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Recommended Programs

October 15  – for all Spring Programs

A helpful note: If you are applying to one of UMaine's approved programs, you will need to fill out the UMaine Study Abroad Application and apply to the program provider. 

University of Maine Office of International Programs