International & Global Studies
In 2011, International & Global Studies student Mary Moyer of Lewiston, Maine traveled to Dakar, Senegal, where she learned about Senegalese culture and history while also pursuing her studies in French (the official language of Senegal) and learning Wolof (a common language in Senegal). After graduation she plans to serve in the Peace Corps, which has a high demand for volunteers with linguistic skills.
In 2011, International & Global Studies student Chaping Wen of Norway, Maine studied at the Beijing University of Technology, where she reconnected with her extended family in China and strengthened her fluency in Mandarin.
In 2011, Community Health Education student Amanda Hodgkins-Mullane of Melrose, Mass., traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to observe their healthcare system as part of her International & Global Studies concentration in Global Health.
In 2010, Lindsey Fisher of Benton, Maine, a dual major (International & Global Studies and Psychology) studied French, history and geography for a semester in Le Mans, France and served as a tutor at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie.
In 2010, International & Global Studies student Chelsea McGowan of York, Maine studied in Chile and Brazil where she learned the cultures and customs of those countries while meeting new people, improving her foreign language skills, and immersing herself in two new cultures.
In summer 2010, UMF Asst. Professor of Economics John Messier took a group of students to southern Mexico to do an economic analysis of the impact of household participation in fair trade coffee markets on the nutrition of children.
In 2009, International & Global Studies students Alison Gerrish of South Portland, Maine; Ashley Page of Durham, Maine; and Casey Paige of Auburn, Maine spent a semester in Le Mans, France, as part of their International & Global Studies major. Allison and Casey were hired for the 2010-2011 academic year as Teaching Assistants in the English Dept. at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie. Their appointment comes with a stipend of about 1100 euros per month.
In 2009, the University hosted the UMF Climate Forum, a semester-long series of lectures, presentations, panel discussions, and an observation of the International Day of Climate Action. The Forum series considered the effects of global climate change from a variety of perspectives. UMF participants included Assoc. Professor of Geology Julia Daly, Professor of Biology Drew Barton, Assoc. Professor of Political Science Linda Beck, Professor of Political Science Scott Erb, Assoc. Professor of Political Science James Melcher, Assoc. Provost and Dean of Academic Services Rob Lively, Professor of Geology Thomas Eastler, Assoc. Professor of Physics Paul Stancioff, and other experts from outside UMF.
At least one semester of study abroad experience is required in the International & Global Studies program. You can participate in UMF's formal exchange programs in France or China or arrange a semester abroad in just about any other country through the National and International Student Exchange Program. (Of course, we'll help you arrange this.)
For additional information about International and Global Studies at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050