From the mountains to the sea, Maine is famed for its spectacular beauty, its thriving arts and cultural scene, and its unmatched recreational opportunities. Vacationers travel here during all four seasons to experience the Maine way of life––imagine how great it is to live and learn in this extraordinary place!
Maine has over 4,000 miles of coastline, and many of Maine’s public university campuses have easy access to the beaches, islands, parks and recreational areas along the shore. Maine is also famous for its mountains, including mile-high Mt. Katahdin and many outstanding ski areas, which are as busy during the winter as they are during mountain bike season. From rafting and kayaking, to canoeing, hiking and biking, there’s no end to the fun and adventure in Maine’s great outdoors.
The visual and performing art scene thrives in all areas of the state of Maine. Maybe it’s the inspiration of nature––maybe it’s just a spirit that’s been nurtured over the centuries––but there’s something exciting going on here in which students from every campus are involved. There’s a festival atmosphere in every season, from county fairs in the fall to winter fests to spring flings and, if you’re lucky enough to be in Maine during the summer, fabulous multicultural celebrations of everything from clams and lobster to food, music and dance.