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Study Abroad


Get Started with Study Abroad

Plan early! Discover where and when you can go, what you can study, how much it costs, and where you can find the advice and support you need to turn your study abroad plan into reality. And remember that all UMD study abroad programs are credit-bearing programs, integral to your college experience! 

What Types of Study Abroad Programs Can You Join?

Deciding when, where, and for how long to study abroad is easier when you have a clear idea of what your options are. Learn about the different types of study abroad programs!

Where Do You Find Study Abroad Opportunities?

Education Abroad:
Education Abroad provides international, academically-based experiences in support of students’ personal, professional, and intellectual development. The programs are designed to promote cross cultural competence, disciplinary scholarship, and foreign language acquisition. Education Abroad inspires and informs students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively engage with local and global communities and become culturally perceptive citizens. (EA Mission)

Use the Education Abroad search tool to explore the available programs. You can filter your search by region, country, city, term, and many other useful parameters.

International Offices in your School/College:
In addition to learning about program and application information for all study abroad programs on the University’s Education Abroad website, many Colleges and Schools promote and advertise study abroad programs specifically designed for their students:

More opportunities might be available through your school or college!

Other ways to globalize your experience abroad: