The University of the Maine at Fort Kent is a participating member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities International Study Program. Students may elect to study for one year at colleges located in Canada, Europe, or Mexico.
Additional foreign study opportunities are available during the summer. Students who desire to travel or attend college abroad during the summer may do so by either:
- Enrolling in a summer abroad Travel-Study Program directed by faculty members of the University of Maine at Fort Kent,
- Enrolling in one of the summer semester college programs sponsored and directed by the Institute of European Student (prior approval of the faculty advisor is required).
UMFK will grant academic credit to students who study in a foreign country in an approved study abroad program. The evaluation of credit will rest upon the recommendations of appropriate faculty members, divisional chairs, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Students may study in a wide variety of countries throughout the world. Study abroad exchanges are made through the Student Life Office well in advance (up to one full year prior to the start date of the exchange) to ensure adequate time to make all necessary arrangements. Students may choose to participate in an exchange that is administered through one of the programs listed below. Students may choose to work with a wide variety of exchange organizations that broker exchanges in countries with which UMFK does not have a direct exchange agreement.
The New England/Québec Student Exchange Program provides eligible UMFK students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at participating Québec campuses. In this program, students pay tuition at UMFK and room and board and other fees at the Quebec campus they are attending.
The New England/Nova Scotia Student Exchange Program provides eligible UMFK students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at participating Nova Scotia campuses. Students may choose from nine English-speaking universities or one French-speaking university, as well as professional schools which offer a wide variety of learning environments and an impressive array of course offerings. In this program, students pay tuition at UMFK and room and board and other fees at the Nova Scotia campus they are attending.
UMFK has an agreement with the Universite de Moncton - Campus d’Edmundston, a campus that is located 20 miles from UMFK in Edmundston, NB. Under this exchange, matriculated students at either campus may enroll for coursework at the other campus and have their work satisfy degree requirements at the home institution. In this program, students pay tuition at UMFK and books and other fees at the Edmundston campus.