The Office of Global Affairs is responsible for all matters related to global outreach at the 鶹ý. We connect you with enriching study abroad opportunities through Global Education programs while overseeing UNE’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

鶹ýstrives 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.

Semesters at 鶹ýMorocco

Spend a semester abroad at 鶹ýMorocco, 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

Our partnership with the American College of the Mediterranean enables you to spend a semester abroad at 鶹ýFrance 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 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.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Semesters in Ჹí, Iceland

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

Travel Courses

UNE's Global Education Program offers an array of short-term travel courses to destinations like Spain, Belize, Egypt, Iceland, Italy, Guatemala, Panama, Ireland, Kenya, Ghana, Cuba, Mexico, and Morocco. 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.

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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.

Education, Occupational Studies/Pre-OT


The 鶹ý 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

The Center for Global Humanities at the 鶹ý is dedicated to exploring the human condition in the 21st century. Lectures are held on UNE's Portland Campus and are streamed live on the internet. All events are free and open to the public.