BIDDEFORD — The University of New England says it’s signed agreements with two Spanish universities which will promote overseas studies opportunities at one school and open the door to future agreements with the second.

UNE, in Biddeford and Portland, signed an agreement with the University Pablo de Olavide in Seville. It will allow UNE students to complete a semester in Spain. The Maine university says it may be the first U.S. semester abroad program to establish lab-based science courses in English in a non-English speaking country.

UNE’s second agreement, with the University of Granada, opens future cooperative opportunities in graduate health sciences education.

UNE expects to open a campus in Tangier, Morocco, next fall or spring.