UMD: A Globally Connected University

Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs

Global Classrooms Connections

Stay connected, stay global.

Overview  |  Global Classrooms Connections 



Stay globally connected with virtual courses, internships, and opportunities from UMD and partners around the world. Through these virtual opportunities, you can engage across cultures and learn vital global skills right from your computer. These international education opportunities will allow you to: 

  • Investigate the world beyond your immediate borders and focus on addressing significant global challenges with students from around the world​.
  • Recognize disparate perspectives, others’ and your own, and communicate those ideas effectively.
  • Grow your global network by connecting with international faculty, students and organizations.
  • Gain experience designing projects that improve the global common good.

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Global Classrooms Connections

  • Gain an international and comparative perspective on topics that complement your academic interests.
  • Connect with UMD faculty and students who share your personal and professional interests.
  • Stay on track with your four-year plan and apply these credits to your major, minor, or general education requirements​.

Global Classrooms Connections allow you to gain international experience, virtually, from wherever you are. These short-term programs are intentionally designed to facilitate meaningful connection and collaboration with global experts and partners, going beyond the typical online class experience as they help you to grow cross-cultural competencies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain the skills needed to thrive in our increasingly diverse and interconnected world.  

Global Classrooms courses also qualify eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship

Registration for Winter Global Classrooms Connections will open in October! 

Visit the Global Classrooms page to learn more about the programs and to read student testimonials.

If you have any questions, please contact Advisor Maria Barra

Course Offerings

Course Name Terms Offered
CLAS688G/ARTH369D: Greek and Roman Culture in Context Winterterm
PLSC489Z/ENSP489Z: Special Topics in Plant Science: Environmental Sustainability Winterterm
LARC489N/HONR348N: Sustainable Transformation and Adaptation: Culture and Earth Winterterm
CHBE405/ENCH605: Global Perspectives on Air Pollution Sources and Control Winterterm
ENGL391: Advanced Composition: Tolkien in Oxford Winterterm
AAPS300/GVPT368G: Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana: A Strategy for Sustainable Educational Development Winterterm

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