The University of Maine at Farmington offers a variety of global education experiences for academic credit, including study/intern abroad, short term faculty-led travel courses, student teach abroad/away, domestic study away, and virtual global experience (VGE) courses.
These opportunities lead to self-awareness, skill-building, intercultural understanding, personal growth, and self-sufficiency. For those studying in another language, it can lead to language competency and even fluency. A global experience adds depth to a résumé and can give students a competitive edge in the job market as it reflects the ability to adapt, problem-solve, and collaborate in a multicultural environment.
Most programs offer instruction in English, while others may require intermediate language skills. Some may offer pre-program or co-curricular language immersion short courses, to support language skills for a semester or year of study in that language.
Most UMF financial aid can be used for all University-approved programs. Additional national and institutional study abroad scholarships are available.
For more information, visit the Global Experiences website at https://www.umf.maine.edu/international/