Office of International Programs

Malika performed a national dance from Uzbekistan and is a recent graduate of USM’s Master's in Health Policy & Mgt program. Also pictured is Nona from Georgia, a Ph.D. student in Public Policy.
USM Students: Malika from Uzbekistan & Nona from Georgia
Allyson Piela spent a semester in Australia and traveled to New Zealand where she took this photo at the Milford Sound
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Monet's Garden in Giverny, France photographed by study abroad student Hannah Corbin
Monet's Garden
USM International Students & Office of International Programs staff celebrate Spring in Maine as students prepare to Graduate & Depart for the Summer!
USM International Students & Office Staff
A late night in Tokyo's busiest district, Shinjuku. Photograph by USM study abroad student Brie Dombrowski
Shinjuku, Tokyo
USM students Katherine & Alena are excited to be in Australia on a leadership studies travel course!

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

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.
I-94 card
International students and scholars returning to USM for the fall will see a change in the immigration process at the port of entry. Gone is the little white card known as the I-94 which used to be stapled into your passport. It has been replaced with an electronic process. Since these cards are expensive to replace and often get lost this should be a big help! Please read the attached article to learn more about what to expect at the port of entry.

Boren Scholarships

The applications for the 2015-2016 Boren Scholarships are now available.

Interested in studying abroad in a non-traditional location and learn a less commonly taught language but don't know how to pay for it?

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program, which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national securigty.

USM Campus Application Deadline:  January 29, 2015
National Application Deadline: February 4, 2015

For application procedures and qustions, plesae contact Kaoru Phillips.

The George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship

Are you thinking about studying abroad in Ireland? Apply for the Goerge J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and study at University College Cork!

The George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship is the University of Maine System Scholarship, and the System will award one full scholarship or two one-semester scholarships per year.

The Committee is currently is accepting applications for 2015-2016. Application deadline is February 6, 2015. 

For more information about this unique opportunity, contact Kaoru Phillips.