About the Office of Global Affairs


The Office of Global Affairs is responsible for all matters related to global outreach at the 世界杯买球网址. We connect you with enriching study abroad opportunities through Global Education programs while overseeing 世界杯买球网址’s Tangier, Morocco campus and building study-abroad partnerships with other institutions around the world. Additionally, we curate forums to engage students and the public in discussions on important global issues.

Study Abroad with Global Education Programs

世界杯买球网址 strives to empower students in becoming global citizens, and our students study abroad at nearly five times the national average. Our global education programs make it easy for you to gain valuable international experiences.



Spend a semester abroad at 世界杯买球网址 Morocco, the first U.S. university campus in Morocco. Our beautiful campus features state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and residences in the heart of one of the hottest up-and-coming study abroad destinations, and new scholarships are available for most students.

Aerial view of Seville, Spain

Semesters in Seville, Spain

Our partnership with the University Pablo de Olavide enables you to spend a semester in Seville — where the ancient meets the modern, and world cultures converge — for the same cost as a semester on campus in Maine.

Flower Market in Aix-en-Provence

Semesters in Aix-en-Provence, France

Spend a semester abroad at 世界杯买球网址 France in beautiful Aix-en-Provence, a charming university city in the south of France near the French Riviera and the Mediterranean.

Akureyri City at Night

Semesters in Akureyri, Iceland

Explore Iceland in our newest semester abroad program at the University of Akureyri. The northern city of Akureyri, "The Green Town," is surrounded by mountains at the head of Iceland's longest fjord.

Akureyri, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Semesters in Reykjavík, Iceland

Explore Iceland in our semester abroad program at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. Iceland’s largest city, Reykjavík, is a small, accessible city surrounded by glaciers, volcanos, waterfalls, hot springs, an abundance of wildlife.

Reykjavík, Iceland


Travel Courses

世界杯买球网址's Global Education Program offers an array of short-term travel courses to destinations like Spain, Belize, Dominica, Thailand, Italy, Scotland, Panama, Ireland, Kenya, Ghana, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil. Students accepted into these programs will meet in a traditional course setting throughout the semester to prepare for travel through readings, lectures, and coursework, then travel during a semester break or over the summer.

Travel Courses

Paxton Arsenault
Studying abroad in Tangier was...probably the best choice I’ve made in my entire life. Being exposed and immersed into a completely new culture is something that woke me up to the vastness of the world.
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The 世界杯买球网址 has made a strategic decision to develop a global outreach beyond routine faculty-led travel courses or using the services of third-party providers. We don't hold empty agreements with other universities or institutions; the agreements we have signed in Spain and Morocco involve real partnerships, such as investing in outfitting new labs, developing exchange programs in health care professions, and sharing resources and faculty.

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Lecture Series

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The Center for Global Humanities at the 世界杯买球网址 is dedicated to exploring the human condition in the 21st century. Lectures are held on 世界杯买球网址's Portland Campus and are streamed live on the internet. All events are free and open to the public.

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The 世界杯买球网址's Tangier Global Forum is designed to encourage discussion and critical examination of the burning issues facing the global community. Lectures are held on 世界杯买球网址's Tangier, Morocco Campus and are streamed live on the internet. All events are free and open to the public.


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世界杯买球网址 Center for Global Humanities presents 'A History of Race, Disease, and Diabetes' on Dec. 5

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世界杯买球网址 Center for Global Humanities presents 'The Liberating Vocation of Scholarship: A Hard Case'

Tangier symposium panel

世界杯买球网址’s Tangier Global Forum hosts two-day symposium on Ibn Battuta's Travels

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世界杯买球网址 Center for Global Humanities presents 'Academic Freedom in a Time of Democratic Decline'

Moorish Tides showcases the writing of 世界杯买球网址 students and their incredible experiences while studying abroad in Morocco, Spain, and the region.

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