I had a fantastic time at UMaine. The university was beautiful and picturesque. It was just like being in an American movie. I met many lifelong friends and got the opportunity to travel to LA, Vegas, New York, Boston and Chicago. I was able to have the experience of being a part of a equestrian and dressage club. The facilities such as the gym were super modern and there was always so much to do at the university. The university was bike friendly which promoted a healthy lifestyle. I learnt different teaching methods and was able to increase my knowledge in my major of nutrition. UMaine had such ‘team spirit’ and watching an ice hockey game was unbelievable (the band, the dancing and the cheering). The university arranged various trips to see the wonderful outdoors such as hiking and canoeing. The only thing I regret is not staying longer. Anyone who has the chance to do an exchange program at UMaine, will not be disappointed!
~Ceilidh Robertson, Australia, Fall 2011
Kristina directed and produced this video Everyone Speaks Serbian.
“I wrote for the UMaine campus newspaper, danced at the International Dance Festival, traveled to Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, San Diego, and Arkansas. But after each trip I would always come back to my Maine.”
~Kristina Koprivica, Serbia, Academic year 2010-2011
“Although the weather is often very cold and uncomfortable during the spring semester, the people in Maine are very friendly and cordial. I am very glad that I have chosen the University of Maine for studying abroad. At UMaine we can do a lot of things – sport, culture… What I find particularly amazing is the great range of courses that we can chose.
I study at the University of Aalen international technical sales. Here at UMaine my major is business. I took Principles of Management, Consumer Behavior, International Business and Personal Selling & Management. The professors at UMaine are very helpful and friendly.
During spring break I visited the beautiful city of Boston. From Boston, all cities on the east coast are very cheap to reach by bus or by plane. I especially look forward to visiting the Acadia National Park in April. The support of the international students is great.
I can highly recommend each student the University of Maine to study abroad.”
~Ingmar Buehr, Student from Germany (University of Aalen), Spring semester 2011.
” As a student at UMaine I had the chance to meet people from around the world, take part in a life-changing experience, and obtain a competitive edge on my resume through the combination of academic and career training.”
~Ana Leira-Jimenez, Spain, Academic year 2007-2008
Image Description: Exchange students Maria from Serbia (first from left), Ceilidh (third from left) and Konstantin (on far right) in Acadia National Park in Fall 2011.
Image Description: Max, Margaux, Barbro and Sarah and Portland headlight in Fall 2011.
Image Description: Barbro-Kristin Mueller from University of Applied SCiences Bad Honnef-Bonn in Germany and Margaux LeBlanc from University of Angers in France. Exchange students in Fall 2011.
Image Description: International Soccer Team Fall 2011
Image Description: "Team Germany" at the UMaine Black Bear Attack Adventure Race
Image Description: Kristina Koprivixa & Charlotte Bertrand in New York City.
Image Description: Kristina Koprivica, World Learning Exchange Student, spent academic year 2010-2011 at UMaine. This photo is after she performed in the Bollywood dance at the International Dance Festival.
Image Description: Roland McCormack, Graduate Incoming Exchange Student from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Austrilia. Roland is a graduate student in Business. Winner of the Fall 2009 Exchange Students Photo Contest with this beautiful fall photo taken in Maine.
Image Description: In Fall 2009, Alex (second from right) and a few other Pike brothers went to the home of an elderly couple to assist in chopping firewood. The fact that firewood is rarely used for heating in Great Britain made this an interesting community service event for Alex. Throughout the day the family fed the volunteers with homemade cookies and milk, which seemed to Alex like a great American novelty.
Image Description: This is Alex (on the right of the mascot) during the Red Cross’ All Greek blood drive. This event marked Pike finishing its thousandth community service hour this semester, something Alex is immensely proud of.
Image Description: Ana Leira-Jimenez