Office of International Programs

Kaoru Watanabe Phillips

Assistant Director of International Programs
Kaoru Watanabe Phillips


101 Payson Smith Hall, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland ME 04103

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4958

Kaoru advises and assists ESOL, international, national exchange, and study abroad students, and coordinates tutoring services for ESOL students.  She is also an advisor to the Asian American Association and Symposium student organization.

She first came to USM as a student and has been working here since 1990. She joined the Office of International Programs in 2009.

Kaoru is a native of Chiba, Japan. She received a BA in Anthropology/Geography and an MA in Adult Education from USM. She is a member of Maine-Aomori Sister-State Advisory Council and a member of the Japan American Society of Maine. She also teaches Japanese language at a private language school.