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Kaylyn Madore and Leah Graves in Paris_study abroad at USM

Beyond Maine -- global adventures in learning

Study abroad is not simply an extracurricular activity -- in today’s global marketplace, it’s a necessity. USM students can do a semester abroad, or take a shorter faculty-led trip in countries spanning the globe from Iceland to China, and scholarships are available to help with costs.
Alaina Marie Harris courtesy Maine Women's Magazine

Finish your holiday shopping at these alumni-owned businesses

We've compiled a list of businesses owned and/or operated by USM alumni to help guide your local shopping this holiday season.
USM Art Open Studios

Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few of the many events happening on USM's Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses December 13 - 27, 2018.
Southworth Planetarium

USM's Southworth Planetarium featured in the Sun Journal

The Sun Journal featured USM's Southworth Planetarium and suggested the venue as a great option to consider for New Year's Eve.
Portland Press Herald photo

Portland Press Herald highlights two of USM's Mitchell Scholars

USM students Halima Aden and Washima Fairoz were highlighted by the Portland Press Herald as representatives of the 80 current Mitchell Institute Scholars who took part in the Institute’s annual fundraiser gala.

Compassionate intervention needed for veterans, USM's Bernacchio and Reagan wrote in Portland Press Herald

Caring and compassionate individuals can lessen the tragic trend of veteran suicide, Associate Professor Charles Bernacchio and USM student Tiffany Reagan wrote in the Portland Press Herald.
Student featured

USM School of Music student David Myers Jr. featured for Midcoast performances

USM student David Myers Jr. is interviewed in the Knox Village Soup discussing his many holiday performances as well as how his move to Maine and making music a more central part of his life.

Dean Joanne Williams connecting students with real world professions

“Last year, we did more than 1,000 internships and field placements in our college,” said Joanne Williams, dean of USM's College of Management and Human Services. “Connecting our students to real world experiences is one of our strengths. There are a lot of really good things happening.”
Students perform A Winter Idyll

Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few of the many events happening on USM's Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses for the week, December 6 - 13, 2018.
USM Chamber Singers

Watch: A musical farewell to 2018

As the end of the Fall 2018 semester nears, University of Southern Maine (USM) President Glenn Cummings sits down with several members of our renowned School of Music to discuss their semesters' work and to wish viewers a safe and happy holiday season.