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The Office of International Programs (OIP) eagerly awaits your arrival!

Welcome to UMaine, a diverse campus that we hope you’re excited to call home for your upcoming semester(s). Our international students have always played an active role in both the intellectual and cultural life of our campus, so we’re always excited to welcome more! Between our clubs, intramural activities, and campus events you’ll have no shortage of things to do. Also, be sure to check out our bucket list: 50 Things to Do. You can find the link here.

Of course, we know that coming to a new country to study can be daunting, but OIP is here to help you prepare for your arrival to UMaine, and to navigate life on campus.

We’ve created this brochure to help you prepare for your move to Maine. Read it carefully and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.

Welcome to the Black Bear family!

Best regards,

Office of International Programs staff

COVID-19 health and safety guidance

IMPORTANT – COVID-19 health and safety guidance

Recommended – if you are already vaccinated against COVID-19, please upload your vaccination record following these instructions.


Arrival and Orientation Information

Course Registration


Video Tutorials

Financial Terms and Conditions

  • Before you can register for classes, you must complete the Financial Terms and Conditions (FTC) in your MaineStreet Student Service listed in the To Do list. Read the full FTC text. Read the FTC Frequently Asked Questions

Placement Tests

  • Placement tests – complete for math, English composition, foreign languages and music before course registration

Selecting classes

Enrolling in Courses

Transfer Credits

Terminology and Handouts