UMD: A Globally Connected University

Affiliate Programs

Affiliate Programs

 

We form global partnerships to give you flexibility in picking a program that is right for you.

Overview  |  Research Programs & Apply  |  Program List  |  Costs

 


Overview

At Education Abroad (EA), we affiliate with numerous study abroad programs administered by schools or organizations outside of UMD in order to give you the most flexibility in choosing a program that fits your interests and goals. Affiliate Programs represent providers with which we have formal billing and course transfer agreements. The program fee for these programs will be billed to your UMD Testudo account. Though most credits from Affiliate Programs will be transfer credit, some offer the opportunity for resident credit. Our current affiliates include:

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Research Programs & Apply 

Start off by searching for an Affiliate Program by term, discipline, or engagement opportunity. Meet with an EA advisor to discuss options that are best for you.

The Affiliate Program application process involves two main steps: 

  1. Submit a UMD approval application: This application allows us to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD. ​Access the program application online by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the top of the program page on our website. You will login with your UMD directory ID and password and submit most application elements online.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider: After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

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Affiliate Programs

Program Name Terms offered City Country
American Councils: RLASP – Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Almaty, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir Kazakhstan, Russia
Arabic Flagship (Undergraduate) Year (Su+Fall-Sprin) Meknes Morocco
CET Jordan: Intensive Language Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Amman Jordan
CET Shanghai Fall, Spring, Summerterm Shanghai China
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Cape Town, South Africa Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring), Year (Spring-Fall) Cape Town South Africa
CIEE January in Paris Winterterm Paris France
Freie University Berlin: European Studies Program (FU-BEST) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Berlin Germany
IES Abroad Amsterdam â?? Law & Criminology Fall, Spring Amsterdam Netherlands
IES Abroad Cape Town Summer - Health Studies Summerterm Cape Town South Africa
IES Abroad Paris - Business & International Affairs Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Paris France
IES Abroad Tokyo Summer Summerterm Tokyo Japan
SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments Fall, Spring Buenos Aires Argentina
SIT Study Abroad Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy Fall, Spring Geneva Switzerland
SIT Study Abroad Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology Fall, Spring Arusha Tanzania
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Australian Environment, Wildlife, and Conservation Summerterm Byron Bay, Cairns, Sydney Australia
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Bond University Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Gold Coast Australia
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of Melbourne Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Melbourne Australia
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of New South Wales (UNSW) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Sydney Australia
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of Otago Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring), Year (Spring-Fall) Dunedin New Zealand
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): University of Queensland Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Brisbane Australia
USAC Brazil: Florianópolis - International Business, Environmental/Conservation Management, and Latin American Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Florianopolis Brazil
USAC Chile: Santiago - Spanish Language, Latin American Cultures, Journalism, and International Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Santiago Chile
USAC China: Chengdu - Chinese Language and Culture Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Chengdu China
USAC Costa Rica: Heredia - Spanish Language, Ecological, and Latin American Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Heredia Costa Rica
USAC Costa Rica: San Ramón - Life Sciences, Spanish Language, and Culture Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) San Ram?n Costa Rica
USAC Czech Republic: Prague - Politics, Culture, and the Arts Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Prague Czech Republic
USAC England: Brighton - Undergraduate Courses Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Brighton United Kingdom
USAC France: Pau - French Language and European Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Pau France
USAC Germany: Lüneburg - German Language, European and Sustainability/Environmental Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Lüneburg Germany
USAC Ghana: University of Ghana Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Accra Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Accra Ghana
USAC Italy: Reggio Emilia - Education, Health, Communications, and Italian Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Reggio Emilia Italy
USAC Italy: Torino - International Business, Politics, Architecture, and Italian Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Torino Italy
USAC Japan: Nishinomiya (Osaka/Kobe Region) - Contemporary Japanese Language, Culture, and Society Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Osaka Japan
USAC Portugal: Lisbon – Undergraduate Courses Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Lisbon Portugal
USAC Spain: Madrid - Spanish Language, Art, and Spanish & European Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Madrid Spain
USAC Spain: Valencia - Spanish Culture, Language, and STEM Disciplines Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Valencia Spain
USAC Thailand: Chiang Mai - Southeast Asia Culture, Politics, and Business Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Chiang Mai Thailand