Director of International Programs
(207) 581 – 3437
My pronouns are: she/her/hers
Orlina Boteva serves as the Director of the Office of International Programs. A native of Bulgaria, Orlina earned her undergraduate degree in International Affairs at the American University in Bulgaria. She spent her junior year of college as an exchange student at UMaine during which she also served as an RA in Knox Hall. She returned to UMaine to complete her M.A. in History and M.Ed. in Higher Education. Orlina joined OIP in 2009, and loves working with UMaine students. Orlina brings a passion for working with college-age students combined with a strong background in advising, intercultural communication, and student affairs. She lives in Orono with her husband and two children, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at UMaine.
I can help students with academic support and success strategies, scholarship awards and posting, and emergency scholarship requests.
I can help faculty and staff with diversity and inclusion as it relates to international populations, international agreements and establishing connections, international students at risk, international transfer credit policy, and embedding study abroad experiences in the curriculum.
Make an appointment with me at orlinaboteva.youcanbook.me