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Maryland Short-term

Maryland Short-term


Be fearless and spend your break beyond your borders.

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  • Participate in immersive experiences such as site visits, international internships, service-learning opportunities and research projects
  • Form lasting bonds with UMD faculty and students who share your personal and professional interests
  • Earn resident credit abroad, stay on track with your four year plan and apply these credits to your major, minor, or general education requirements

Maryland Short-term programs are UMD faculty-led programs offered during the winter, summer and spring break. From exploring corporate social responsibility as a strategy for sustainable development in Ghana to working in teams with community partners in the Dominican Republic, Maryland Short-term programs give you an opportunity to put your studies to the test! Don't miss this chance to gain experiences valuable to becoming a leader in our increasingly global workforce.

Please view our FAQs page for additional questions. Non-UMD students, non-degree seeking applicants, UMD alumni and recent graduates should also view the FAQs for Non-UMD Students page. 

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Research Programs & Apply

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When you are ready to apply, click on the "Apply Now" button at the top of the program page. Submitting applications early is recommended and you should complete all application materials by the stated deadline. If you have any questions about the application process or selecting the right program, please contact the Short-term Advisor at

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Maryland Short-term Programs

Program Name Terms offered
UMD-Summer: Argentina: Women's Movements for Justice (WMST/LASC/HIST) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Australia: Australian Literature and Culture (ENGL/HONR) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Australia: Bioentrepreneurship in Australia (BIOE/ENES/CHEM) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Australia: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Australia: Natural History, Ecology and Geology (BSCI) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Austria: Methods in Archaeology: Forensic Aviation Archaeology (ANTH) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Austria: Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change (JOUR/HONR/AMST/GVPT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Bolivia: Global Health Lessons in Ecotourism and Community Health (EPIB/MIEH) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Canada: Culture + Place (ARCH) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: China: Sustainable Energy Production and Utilization (ENME) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Cuba: Law, Public Health and the Cuban Family (FMSC) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Czech Republic: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: France: French Language and Culture on the Mediterranean (FREN) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: France: Program Evaluation and Applied Policy Analysis (PLCY) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Ghana: Communication, Leadership and Teamwork in Agriculture (INAG) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Ghana: Corporate Social Responsibility: A Strategy for Sustainable Development (AAPS) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Greece: Ancient Greece and the Athletic Spirit (CLAS) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Hong Kong: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice: Sustainability, Climate Change and Renewable Energy Systems (ENME) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Ireland: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Ireland: The Archaeology of Ireland's Early Modern Period (ANTH) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Italy: Are We Rome? (CLAS) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Italy: Food Writing (ENGL) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Italy: In the Shadow of Vesuvius: Architectural Recording for Archaeology (ARCH) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Italy: Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Music (LARC/HONR) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Liberia: Implementing Extension Education in Africa (AREC) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Malaysia: Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism in Southeast Asia (BSST) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Mexico: STEAM Education for Sustainability (TLPL) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: New Zealand: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Peru: The Future of Sustainability: Learning from Inka Practices (ENCE) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Russia: St. Petersburg: Urban Redevelopment Studio (ARCH/URSP/RDEV) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Scotland: Archaeology in the Western Isles (ANTH) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Singapore: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: South Africa: Human Trafficking in Context: Corruption and Social Justice (CCJS/MLAW) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: South Africa: Understanding Social Inequalities in Post-Apartheid South Africa (AASP) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Spain: Culture, Language, and Literature in Salamanca and Barcelona (SPAN) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Spain: Global Summer Internship Program (BMGT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: Sweden/Denmark: Sustainability, Smart Cities' Infrastructure & Safety (ENCE) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: United Kingdom: British Culture, Art and Life in the UK (ENGL/THET) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: United Kingdom: Design Discovery: London (LARC/ARTT) Summerterm
UMD-Summer: United Kingdom: Understanding Place: Historic Cultural Landscapes of Yorkshire and Northeast England (HISP) Summerterm
Program Name Terms offered
UMD-Winter: Australia: International Business Cultures in Engineering & Technology (ENES/HONR) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Australia: Sport, Commerce, and Culture in the Global Marketplace (KNES) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Costa Rica: Fire and Jungle: Sustainability, Climate Change and Renewable Energy Systems (ENME) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Cuba: Critical Cultures in Contemporary Cuba (SPAN/LASC) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Cuba: Foreign Policy Decision Making (GVPT) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Dominican Republic: Global Service and Critical Reflection on U.S. Identity (EDHI/BSGC/LASC) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Ecuador: Andean Spaces - The Colonial City and the Natural World (SPAN/LASC/ARTH) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Ecuador: Technology, Education and Society: Ecuador in Context (CPSP/LASC) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: El Salvador: El Salvador's Children: Risk, Poverty and Education (EDSP/CPSP/LASC) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: England and Belgium: Brexit: The Financial Effects on the EU and Beyond (BMGT) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Ghana: Higher Education in the Ghanaian Context (CHSE) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: India: Capstone: Perspectives from Northern India (PLCY) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: India: East Meets West: Contrasting Public Health Priorities, Pragmatics and Polemics in the US and India (HLTH) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Indonesia: Social-Ecological Systems, Environmental Policy, and Sustainable Development (PLCY) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Italy: Ancient Greek and Roman Culture in Context (CLAS/ARTH) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Italy: Sustainability, Infrastructure Condition & Safety (ENCE) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Mexico: Photography in Oaxaca (JOUR/ARTT) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Morocco: In the Footsteps of the Beat Generation (ARHU/ENGL) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Netherlands, Germany and Belgium: International and Multicultural Perspectives in Education (EDUC/CPSP) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: New Zealand: Engineering Small Aerospace Systems for the Future (ENAE) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: New Zealand: Sustainable Ecosystems (PLSC/ENSP) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: New Zealand: Sustainable Transformation and Adaptation: Culture and Earth (LARC/HONR) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Peru and Panama: Supply Chain Management Study Abroad (BMGT) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Peru: Medicinal Plants of the Amazon (PLSC) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Singapore and Taiwan: The Impact of Globalization, Convergence and Fintech on the Financial Accounting Profession (BMGT) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: South Africa: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Contemporary South African Context (BMGT) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Southeast Asia: Global Immersion Experience (CPBE/HONR) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Spain: Cultures of the Contact Zone - Seville, Sepharad, Al-Andalus, and the Atlantic World (SPAN/HONR) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Spain: Leading Innovation and Design in a Cross-Cultural Setting (BMGT) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: Taiwan: Exploring a Different China (CHIN/HONR) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: United Kingdom: Documentary Filmmaking in London (COMM) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: United Kingdom: The British Masters of Science: From Newton to Hawking (HLSC/HONR) Winterterm
UMD-Winter: United Kingdom: Tolkien in Oxford (ENGL) Winterterm