We continue to monitor how the pandemic is evolving on a global scale. If you are planning for study abroad, we also recommend you have a back-up plan in case your plans get derailed. To find the most up to date information regarding the University of Maine System’s policy on study abroad, click here

Upcoming application deadlines

Oct. 13, 2023Applications due for January and Spring 2024
Mar. 8, 2024Applications due for Summer and Fall 2024

*Faculty-led short-term travel programs follow their own individual deadlines listed on its program page

Application components

We are currently accepting applications for Spring and January term 2024 study abroad. We will open the application process for Summer and Fall 2024 in November.

  • Submit the Study Abroad Application Form
    • Note: We recommend looking over the application before completing it so you have all parts ready, as unfortunately you cannot save as you go.
  • Complete the Budget and Itemization Form
    • Submit your completed form to ksinc@maine.edu For USM reciprocal exchange and partner programs, we already created budget sheets for you to use, so you can reach out to Kimberly for these as well.
    • If you are planning to apply for either the University of Winchester or University of Leicester for Spring 2024 please note they are only accepting fee paying students. That means you pay them directly, not USM. Their Spring costs are listed below that you can use to complete the “budget and itemization form” While your USM financial aid will be able to travel with you any “merit” scholarships you are receiving from USM will NOT apply.
      • University of Winchester Spring 2024 estimated Budget (Fee Paying Only – Not Exchange)
        • Tuition $6545
        • Room & Board 4000
        • International Transportation $1000
        • Local Transportation $300
        • Books & Supplies $300
        • Personal Expenses $2500
      • University of Leicester Spring 2024 estimated Budget (Fee Paying Only – Not Exchange)
        • Tuition $7985
        • Room & Board $4552
        • International Transportation $1000
        • Local Transportation $300
        • Books & Supplies $200
        • Personal Expenses $2500
  • Two Recommendations from faculty, a least one should be from a USM faculty member in your major
  • Complete the Prior Approval Course Form
    • This is perhaps the most time-consuming form because it involves making at least one appointment with your academic advisor to a) review the requirements you have left to fulfill at USM and to b) review the courses you plan to take overseas and determine how those credits will transfer back to your degree. The Prior Approval Request Course Form must be signed by the dean’s office in your college. Here is a sample prior approval form with a brief explanation on how to fill it out.
    • To learn more about fulfilling USM Core Requirements through courses abroad, please take a look at the Prior approval for Study Abroad and the Core guide
  • Please send an updated transcript to our office. (Requesting an electronic version to be emailed to ksinc@maine.edu is probably the easiest way to do this.)

Note: If you are applying for a study abroad provider program, you will also need to complete their application.