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Make an Appointment


Our team of advisors are here to help you through every step of the study abroad process.

Education Abroad professional advising staff provide comprehensive and accessible resources that guide, inform and empower students to make decisions about study abroad that maximize academic, personal and professional development.


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GlobeAttend a Study Abroad 101

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Walk-in Hours with a Peer Mentor

Wednesdays and Fridays: 11-12:30 p.m.


We strongly encourage students to come to a Study Abroad 101 session (where you will learn the basics about available programs, academics, finances, and more!) OR review the materials on our Getting Started page before meeting with a Global Learning Advisor.


Who is my Global Learning Advisor?

I need help picking a program. ➡️ Meet with the Global Learning Advisor for your primary major's school or college!

I want to apply to a specific Maryland-in program. ➡️ Reach out to that program's designated Global Learning Advisor.

Important Notes

  • Appointments will take place over Zoom unless you indicate your preference for an in-person meeting in the meeting request.
  • You will receive the link to your Zoom appointment prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Our system does not send appointment reminders. Make note of your appointment date and time.
  • Advisors reserve this time especially for you. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you can no longer make your appointment.
  • Same day appointments cannot be guaranteed.


Advising by School/College or Specific Programs

Emily Rose Garcia

D'Kiya Bynum


Katherine Schwarzentraub & Julia Blatchford

Colleges & Schools: 

  • CMNS
  • ARCH

Maryland-in Programs:

  • Maryland-in-Copenhagen
  • Maryland-in-Stockholm
  • Maryland-in-Florence (ARCH & PHYS)

Colleges & Schools: 

  • ARHU
  • INFO

Maryland-in Programs: 

  • Arts & Humanities-in-London
  • Maryland-in-Nice
  • Maryland-in-Sevilla

Colleges & Schools: 

  • ENGR

Maryland-in Programs:

Joy Gursky

Alexander Breitling

Julia Xia

Colleges & Schools: 

  • AGNR
  • EDUC
  • JOUR
  • SPHL
  • UGST - IAP & AAP

Maryland-in Programs:

Colleges & Schools: 

  • BMGT (non BMGT-led programs)
  • PLCY

Maryland-in Programs: 

Colleges & Schools: 

  • BSOS

Maryland-in Programs:

BMGT Programs
Center for Global Business

  • BMGT Exchanges
  • BMGT Summer, Winter & Spring Break


Meet Our Student Staff

If you still have questions or can't make a Getting Started session, drop in to speak with a peer mentor to learn how to get started with study abroad and hear about their experiences or reach out via email to


Alyssa Taylor

Alyssa is a senior majoring in government and politics with a concentration in international relations and a minor in Korean studies. Alyssa first joined the EA team in 2022 as a short-term programs student assistant. Where she helped answer student inquiries about short-term programs and worked with her boss to increase student participation for summer and winter term programs. She then left to study abroad at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea for the 2022-2023 academic year. Now Alyssa has rejoined the EA team as a global learning abroad ambassador. Alyssa is excited to return to the EA office and share her experiences abroad with students in hope that it motivates them to study abroad too. 

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