UMS Offers Assistance to Japanese Students Affected by Natural Disaster
The University of Maine System is inviting any English-speaking Japanese citizen currently enrolled in a Japanese university which has postponed or terminated classes due to the nation's natural disaster to enroll at a Maine university under a "visiting student" status for up to one year. The application process will be streamlined due to the emergency situation. A discounted tuition rate will be offered which is less than the international rate. Students will pay the regular rate for room and board and fees. They will be mentored by University international programs officers and Japanese citizens in the UMS community.
The University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine in Orono also offer Intensive English as a Second Language Programs for students who need to enhance their language skills before participating in college courses.
The University will provide whatever support is appropriate to assist incoming Japanese students affected by the natural disaster; this will include health and counseling.
For more information contact Kimberly Sinclair in the USM Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-4959.