Study Abroad

Step 1. Get Started

Before you select a study abroad program it is important to understand the types of available programs, funding models and available locations. Read “Understand Study Abroad” and “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ’s) in the right-hand menu on this page.

Step 2. Get Updates

Sign up for our Study Abroad Newsletter.  Follow us on on Facebook at UMaine Study Abroad.

Step 3: Get Advice

Our Peer Advisors are available to answer your questions. Drop-in advising without an appointment is available: Monday through Friday at 11am to 3pm in 240 Estabrooke Hall. Connect with a Mentor who has studied abroad in the same location or through the same program.

Step 4.  Explore available programs

UMaine offers more than 700 study abroad programs. Do not get overwhelmed! The Study Abroad Advisor and Peer Advisors are here to help.

Step 5. Meet with the Study Abroad Advisor

You must meet with the study abroad advisor before you apply to go abroad. Your peer advisor will provide guidance on how and when to book an appointment.

Step 6. Finances & Scholarships

Compare programs’ costs. Make sure you have available funding to pay for your program. Most UMaine financial aid applies to all approved study abroad programs. Do your research on available study abroad scholarships.

Step 7.  Apply

(1) Apply to UMaine to Study Abroad to get approval with the Application to Study Abroad and (2) to your study abroad program provider to secure a space in the program.

*Click here if you wish to submit payment online: Study Abroad Application Online Payment

After your application is approved, the UMaine Study Abroad Advisor will work with you to complete all required paperwork, and provide advice how to book airfare, housing, register for classes and obtain your student visa.