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Getting Started

Study Abroad Advisor Erika Clement is seeing students to talk about study abroad for Summer and Fall 2022 and beyond!


For appointments:

1. Email studyabroad@maine.edu

2. Specify you want an appointment and what term you plan to go abroad (If you don't know, just indicate you're not sure yet.)

3. Look for a reply with instructions and the booking link


Looking for interesting upcoming events? Check out our Linktree below! 

https://linktr.ee/BlackBearAbroad

Looking to go abroad but unsure where to start? Read our guide below!

 

Step 1: Research
1. Browse the program search, attend the study abroad fairs, and check out the UMaine Study Abroad Instagram (@umainestudyabroad).
2. Look over the FAQ and Understand Study Abroad pages.
3. Make an account in abroad office
3. Ask Yourself:
What countries are you drawn to?
What countries are available to travel to?
What do you want out of the study abroad experience?

Step 2: Get the Details
1. Meet with Study Abroad Advisor, Erika Clement, to discuss your best program options.
2. Go over finances, funding, coursework, and location with the Study Abroad Advisor.
3. Learn how to discuss your plans with your parents or guardians and your academic advisor.
4. Ask how to apply for your chosen program.
5. Ask your study abroad advisor:
How can you get the most out of your experience abroad?
What locations are cost effective?
When are program deadlines?
What scholarships can/should you apply for?

Step 3: Academic Advice
1. Let your academic advisor know you're interested in studying abroad.
2. Find out what your curriculum will look like over the next year or two.
3. See if your advisor can help you find the easiest semester(s) to go abroad.
4. Ask your academic advisor:
What do you need to take at UMaine?
What specific course content do you need to look for?
Should you use your study abroad experience to take care of your gen eds?
What semesters can you take electives?

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:

October 15th - for all Spring Programs

February 22th- for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Direct Exchange Programs

March 11th - for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Recommended Programs

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.

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