The University of Southern Maine Office of International Programs promotes international education and understanding on campus in a variety of ways. In addition to coordinating support services for international and study away students, faculty exchange participants, and international visitors, the office serves as a resource to the University and as a liaison to the broader community. The experienced and knowledgeable staff members routinely seek opportunities to encourage international affiliations and experiences for USM students, faculty, and students.

News & Events

Tree with multi-colored hands as leaves
An afternoon workshop focused on the concept of "Challeging the Single Story" as well as learning about our own stories and how they influence our work with others.
View Portland, Maine by air to get a sense of what it is like to live in this beautiful area!
Uni Center at University of Winchester in England
USM Student Martin Conte shares his experiences of studying in England at USM's partner school, the University of Winchester.

New "Husky Buddy" Program!

Husky Dog

The Office of International Programs is seeking qualified applicants for a brand new position called "Husky Buddies". Students hired for this position will communicate with incoming international students throughout the summer via e-mail, assist with the New International Student Orientation in late August and then help students settle into USM after their arrival in Maine. It is a paid position, but only a small number of hours per week. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2015 semester is April 17, 2015 so don't delay if you are interested. More information and a link to the application be found online.  If you have questions please contact Kaoru Phillips at