Betsy Arntzen

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Education Outreach Coordinator


Office of Canadian Studies Outreach
Canadian-American Center

The University of Maine
154 College Ave. Orono, ME 04473

Based at the Canadian-American Center on the campus of UMaine in Orono, Maine – bordering Québec, and at the crossroads of Atlantic Canada and New England,  Betsy’s national outreach and professional development programming addresses topics related to American and Canadian relations, history, geography, political science, language and culture.

Through workshops, presentations, publications, teaching materials, and in-Canada professional development programs, Betsy provides professional development to teachers and students to augment and support their curriculum.

The study of Canada is an important element in educating this and future generations of leaders to enable them to understand and participate in global interdependence. Educating ourselves and our students about Canada builds upon our desire to interact with Canadians as good neighbors and valued friends.

Betsy directs the Summer Teachers Institute, and the Office of Canadian Studies Outreach.  She is adjunct faculty at UMaine and Plymouth (NH) State University.


Website dedicated to K-12 educators teaching Canada:

Teaching Canada for a Global Perspective