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

Husky Buddies
Introducing Husky Buddies!!
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.

USM Prayers for Nepal

USM Nepali student, Bikram Shrestha has been in Nepal assisting with the recovery efforts after his home country was devistated by a series of strong earthquakes. Keep track of his and others efforts to re-build the country on the "USM Prayers for Nepal"  Facebook page.

You can also find the images of USM's Payer flag which Bikram carried to Nepal and has just recently hung at the Swayambhu Nath Temple (the monkey temple). The images are definately worth a look and if you can spare a few dollars we encourage you to make an online dotnation to assist with ongoing efforts to provide medical services, as well as shelter, food and water.

Fall 2015 Orientation Schedules are Online!

New International Student Orientation Schedule are Ready! Be sure to check it out!

Remember that orientation is mandatory for all new international students so we expect to see you there! If you have any questions before you depart for USM please do not hesitate to ask. You can e-mail us at

We also suggest you take a look at our Pre-Arrival Guide for more information about entering the US and what to expect when you arrive in Maine.