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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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Meet 1:1 with a General Advisor

Emily GarciaD'Kiya BynumEmily Garcia


Make an Appointment

Students who do not have a program/location selected must first 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. If you need additional help narrowing program options after attending a 101 session, you may meet 1:1 with a general advisor!


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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.


Regional and Program-Specific Advising

Emily Rose Garcia

D'Kiya Bynum

Katherine Schwarzentraub

  • Germany & Netherlands
  • Central & Eastern Europe
  • Scandinavia
  • Middle East & Northern Africa
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Latin America
  • Caribbean
  • Greece
  • France 
  • Canada 
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Russia & the Caucuses
  • Multi-country program
  • Clark-in-Madrid
  • ENGR Exchanges
  • ENGR Direct Enroll Programs
  • ENGR Short-Term Programs

Joy Gursky

Sally Roberts

Short Term Programs

  • China, Hong Kong & Taiwain
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Southeast Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Retroactive Applications
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • UMD-Summer
  • UMD-Winter
  • UMD-Spring Break

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

Katherine SchwarzentraubMax Friedman

Student Assistant for Advising & Programs
Pronouns: My name is Max Friedman and I am a senior majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice and minoring in Global Terrorism Studies. I studied in Florence, Italy in the Spring of 2022 and also visited seven additional countries during my time abroad. I had an incredible experience and would like to assist others in the process of studying abroad as a Student Assistant for Education Abroad. 


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