Welcome to the University of Maine at Fort Kent! We are a tight-knit, friendly, diverse campus with students from around the globe. Our international students are vital to our community, playing active roles in our academic, cultural, and extracurricular life on campus. Learning about other cultures, regions, and international happenings is integral to our student experience.
UMFK offers various clubs, intramural activities, and campus events to keep you entertained when not studying or in classes. And our location, with easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails, an Olympic-class triathlon / outdoor center, and a network of hiking, nordic skiing, and alpine ski trails, make us the ideal school for anyone with an interest in winter sports and outdoor activities.
Moving and studying in a new country can be overwhelming, but our friendly staff, DSOs, and international community are here to help make the transition to LIFE at UMFK as easy and stress-free as possible.
Again, welcome to the UMFK Bengals family, and GO BENGALS!
Moving to a new country comes with unique challenges. Coming to the U.S. for the first time, you may face a fair amount of culture shock, as laws, rights, healthcare, and monetary systems may vary significantly from those of your home country. To help combat the symptoms of culture shock, remember the following tips:
International Student provides a guide on the USA “Way of Life” that students may find helpful in adjusting to life in the United States. Note: International Student is not affiliated with UMFK, and we are not responsible for the content provided on their website.