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International Students

Currently USM is home to students from more than 36 countries which bring distinctive perspectives to our academic community and enrich the residential and campus experience for all. USM has a great deal to offer students looking for the American experience including small classes and engaged learning opportunities outside of the classroom that are typically available only at large, national, urban universities.

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Study Abroad

The Office of International Programs is here to help students of all majors, regardless of prior language knowledge, find a study abroad program that fits into their time here at USM.

Credits earned while abroad will count toward your academic program at USM, and your financial aid package can be used to help finance approved study abroad.

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Information for Visiting Scholars

USM is pleased to have hosted many visiting international scholars from around the world. These scholars enrich the campus in many ways including teaching courses, collaborating with USM colleagues on research projects, and performing in a wide range of arts fields. 

English Speakers of Other Languages

The USM ESOL program teaches students from around the globe the academic and professional English they need to reach their goals. Small classes and rigorous coursework prepare students to enter undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as exciting careers.

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Global Competency Micro-Credential

The UMS Global Competency Micro-Credential pathway is designed to help you gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience that are critical to full participation in a global society and competitiveness in the global economy.