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Study Abroad - Study Abroad Mentors

The mentors are UMaine students who have already studied abroad and are available to talk to students who are interested in studying abroad. Please contact the mentor for the country, program or scholarship you are interested in. If unsure where you want to go, contact a mentor in your major.

Mentors by Country

Country University Mentor Email
 Australia Univ of Sydney (GlobaLinks) Jared Lyons
 Austria Univ of Salzburg (Exchange) Brandelyn Hodgdon
 Belgium Vesalius College (ISA) Caroline Emerson
 Bulgaria Amer Univ in Bulgaria (Exchange) Courtney Burn
Sydney Hebert
 Canada Univ Sainte Anne Tess Tacka
 Chile IES Chile Seamus O’Connor
USAC Chile Ryan Wahle
 Costa Rica USAC Heredia Lauren Aceto
USAC Puntarenas Grant Mullen
Univ Latina, San Jose (ISA) Alexis Wolterbeek
 Czech Republic  Charles Univ (USAC) Karlie Michaud
Univ of Economics (ISA) Carley Soule
 England Lancaster Univ (Exchange) Cameron Poussard
Univ of Brighton (USAC) Sam Kringstad
Univ of Sunderland (Exchange) Karen Brown
 Finland Haaga Helia Univ Amanda Livingston
 France  Sorbonne (API) Jennifer Ferguson
USAC Pau Tess Tacka
 Germany USAC Germany Christine Gilbert
 Iceland CELL Iceland Kaiya Torrey
 India USAC India Shelby Saucier
  Dublin City Univ (CIS) Emily Marsters
 Ireland Univ College Cork Gwen Beacham
 Italy Lorenzo De Medici, Florence (API) Allison Hammond
John Cabot Univ, Rome (API) Julianna Vezza
USAC Torino Catherine Hill
 Japan Hirosaki Univ (Exchange)  Yvette Alexandrou
Willie Stevenson
 Jordan CIEE Jordan Seamus O’Connor
 New Zealand Univ of Otago (CIS) Jill Tengeres
 Peru Univ San Ignacio (ISA) Chelsea Hickey
 Scotland Univ of Stirling (USAC) Kathleen Vallance
Haley Hart
 Semester at Sea Semester at Sea Kara Cooper
 Spain IES Barcelona, Spain Evan Deschenes
Pablo de Olavide Univ (ISA) Ethan Hawes
Univ of Granada (API) Allicyn Fitzgerald
Univ of Sevilla (API) Whitney Salvail
USAC Alicante Lauren Errico 
 Thailand USAC Thailand Alexandria Sizer

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Mentors by Major

Major Name Email
Business Administration Caroline Emerson
Childhood & Family Studies Sam Kringstad
Communications Brandelyn Hodgdon
Computer Science Willie Stevenson
Education (Student Teaching Abroad) Megan Nichols (New Zealand)
Kenzie McGowan (China)
Elementary Education Emily Marsters
Lorna Harriman
English Sydney Hebert
Environmental Science Kaiya Torrey
Finance Michael Neron
Food Science & Nutrition Alexandria Sizer
French Tess Tacka
History Kathleen Vallance
International Affairs Emily Colfer
Courtney Burne
Kinesiology Karen Brown
Jared Lyons
Management Allicyn Fitzgerald
Marketing Alexis Wolterbeek
Yvette Alexandrou
Mechanical Engineering Cameron Poussard
Molecular & Cellular Biology Gwen Beacham
New Media Julianna Vezza
Ryan Wahle
Nursing Lauren Aceto
Philosophy Seamus O’Connor
Political Science Lauren Errico 
Psychology Emily Colfer
Haley Hart
Sociology Chelsea Hickey
Spanish Whitney Salvail
Wildlife Ecology Jill Tengeres

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Mentors by Program

Program Name Student Email
API Allicyn Fitzgerald
Whitney Salvail
CIS Jill Tengeres
Emily Marsters
Direct Exchange Emily Colfer
ISA Caroline Emerson
USAC Lauren Aceto
Sam Kringstad

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Mentors by Scholarship

Scholarship Name Email
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Kaiya Torrey
George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship Gwen Beacham
Samantha Smith Scholarship Willie Stevenson

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