UMD: A Globally Connected University


Understanding Societies and Cultures: Studying Kinship Support in Africa

An NIH-funded and UMD-led project will explore how single mothers in Kenya are supporting their children amid shifting support from kin.

Director of China Affairs Nat Ahrens Speaks at East-West Center on China's Xi Jinping Administration

Mr. Nat Ahrens, UMD Director of China Affairs, presented at a foreign policy seminar at the East-West Center

Global Semester in Washington Director Keynotes International Mother Language Day event in DC

The University of Maryland’s Global Semester in Washington, D.C. Program is busy making connections and fostering relationships.

Public Health Without Borders Students Travel to Peru and Ethiopia

PHWB, a UMD student organization in the School of Public Health, sent two teams to Ethiopia and Peru to partner with local communities.

UMD Climbs to No. 18 on Peace Corps' 2015 Rankings of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges

UMD has been ranked No. 18 in the Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing colleges in the large school category.  

Ukrainian Fulbright Scholar Looks to U.S. Preservation Efforts for Inspiration

2012 Patterson Lecture in Historic Preservation led Kateryna Goncharova to seek Fulbright at UMD to study.

Living and Working in a Remote Salvadoran Village

A University of Maryland delegation, led by Dr. Paula Beckman, lived in Cacahuatal with subsistence farm families while working in an education center.

Up Close and Personal: Studying Wildlife, Culture in Tanzania

Koziarski and roughly 40 other students stayed in a “camp” composed of cabins, a classroom, a library, and a dining hall.


Improving the Human Condition: Researching Economic Stability in Malawi

UMD senior Sarah Lord joined Professor Jessica Goldberg and her collaborators last summer in Malawi to help conduct research.

EA Photo Contest Winners Announced

Check out the winners of our first photo contest!