A Truly International Community

UMFK is an international community in Northern Maine, with over 20 countries represented. Our Bengals hail from all over the globe, and no matter where you’re from, you’re welcome to join us. We would love to help make that happen. For more information, please contact a DSO by emailing umfk.iss@maine.edu or calling 1 (207) 834-7850.

Newly Accepted Students

Learn about the next steps you need to take before coming to campus.

F-1 Regulation Overview

Learn about the specific federal laws required for F-1 status.

Immigration Documents

Understand necessary immigration documents and how to obtain them.

Social Security & Taxes

Learn what a Social Security Number is, when you might need one, and about filing taxes in the United States.

Scholarship & Finances

Learn about available aid and financial requirements.

Special Regulations for Canadian Students

Learn about the specific laws and regulations pertaining to Canadian Students.

Legal Rights

Understand your legal rights as an international student.

Essential Forms

Understand and find all the necessary forms you must complete.

Contact a Designated School Official (DSO)

UMFK has Designated School Officials (DSO) who assist international students with their immigration status. To meet with a DSO, International students must book an appointment online. Once you choose an available date and time and provide the information requested, a DSO will follow up with you to send a Zoom link for the appointment.

Book an Appointment

Executive Director of Academic Support Services