We offer a variety of study abroad opportunities ranging from short-term travel programs to semester or year-long terms abroad.

For more information about our short-term faculty-led travel courses, please visit: Travel courses (faculty-led)

Important Information regarding study abroad availability for Spring 2025

Reciprocal slots are extremely limited and highly competitive for Spring 2025. We encourage you to also consider “Partner Schools” or Winter/J-Term options. Most of our reciprocal schools will accept fee paying students if you have your heart set on a specific institution. Contact the International Office for a “fee paying budget” and information on possible scholarships.

Reciprocal slots are allocated on a first come first serve basis. The following schools currently have reciprocal slots for Spring 2025 (this list is subject to change so be sure to aks for an update from one of our study abroad advisors before beginning your study abroad application).

  • Keele University
  • University of Leicester
  • Radboud University
  • Kanda Gaigo University
  • Yokohama University
  • UiT Tromso, Norway

The following schools are NOT accepting reciprocal exchange students for Spring 2025, but welcome fee paying visiting students:

  • Aberdeen University
  • University of Winchester
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Sogang University

All other reciprocal slots are extremely limited for 2024/25. However, most schools will accept fee paying students. Contact the International Office for a “fee paying budget” and information on possible scholarships.

Keele University
University of Leicester
University of Winchester
IcelandReykjavik University
IrelandNational University of Ireland, Galway
JapanKanda Gaigo University 
Yokohama City University
The NetherlandsRadboud University
NorwayUiT Tromsø
ScotlandUniversity of Aberdeen
South KoreaSogang University

USM is also part of the University of the Arctic consortium, a network of universities in Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Finland, and more. There may be additional reciprocal opportunities available through this network, including scholarships. For more information, visit north2north program.

Partnership schools allow USM students to pay a discounted rate on tuition, which is determine by the school abroad. While there is not a reciprocal exchange occurring, this rate is often quite discounted than other institutions in the area.

EnglandKingston University
ItalyFlorence University of the Arts
The Umbra Institute
New ZealandUniversity of Canterbury

There are also many great programs, in a wide variety of countries and academic disciplines, offered by our approved study abroad providers. Some programs are more affordable than others, and our study abroad advisors can help you in navigating the various options.

It is possible to connect with other partnerships with the University of Maine System, should you see one of interest.