UMaine Augusta Brings Information Services Education to Remote Pacific Islands

The University of Maine at Augusta found a new niche for its online program in Information and Library Services thousands of miles away in Micronesia.

UMA has partnered with Palau Community College to bring its bachelor’s program to students in Micronesia.

UMA is also helping the community college build an online format for its associate degree program to make it more accessible to residents of the thousands of islands that make up Micronesia. The first Palaun students will enroll in the 2011 spring semester.

UMA’s program is flexible and affordable. Classes are offered asynchronistically, students can access them when convenient, and tuition is low: only $260 per credit hour for out-of-state students. UMA’s program is the only one of its kind in New England and one of only a few in the U.S.

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