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The presence of scholars from other countries in our classrooms and laboratories enriches the experience of the entire University community. The Office of International Programs (OIP) works closely with UMaine faculty and departments to assist in the process of bringing international scholars (professors, researchers and specialists) to campus. OIP has primary responsibility for administering the University of Maine’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and for processing all non-immigrant employment based immigration petitions (H-1B, TN, O,  etc). Immigrant (Green Card) petitions for foreign nationals are processed by a private attorney but OIP is the initial contact and will provide the attorney’s information to the hiring department.

If you know that you would like to invite a visiting researcher or professor to campus please select the “Sponsoring a Visiting Professor or Researcher” link to learn more about the J-1 Exchange Visitor program.

If you are considering hiring a foreign national for a regular part-time or full-time position please select the “Hiring a Foreign National” link for information and application procedures for H1b, TN,  and O-1 visas.

Feel free to contact OIP to discuss the best option for hiring a foreign national (581-3423).


Last Modified On September 19, 2013

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International Programs
5727 Estabrooke Hall, Room 240
Orono, ME 04469-5727
Phone: (207) 581-3437 | Fax: (207) 581-2920E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System