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Other Approved Programs


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To provide you with additional options to study abroad, Education Abroad (EA) approves other programs outside of Maryland programs, Exchanges, and Affiliate Programs. On these programs, all credits you earn will appear as transfer credits on your UMD transcript. Programs on our approved list are reviewed to ensure that they are academically accredited and have proper student services and program support in place. If you wish to participate in programs that is not on our list of Other Approved Programs, please contact the EA advisor for the appropriate region.

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Research Programs & Apply

Search for Other Approved Programs by term, discipline, or engagement opportunity use our advanced search. Meet with an EA advisor to discuss options that are best for you.

The Other Approved 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, your 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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Other Approved Programs

Program Name Terms offered City Country
AIFS Study Abroad in Athens: Summer Summerterm Athens Greece
AIFS Study Abroad in Belfast: Summer Summerterm Belfast, Northern Ireland United Kingdom
American College of Greece Spring, Summerterm Athens Greece
American College of Thessaloniki (Direct Enroll) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Salonika Greece
American Councils: Study in Tajikistan (Non-Flagship) Summerterm Dushanbe Tajikistan
American Councils: Tradition and Modernity in Taiwan Program (TMT) Summerterm Taipei Taiwan
American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (direct enroll) Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
American University in Dubai The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship Program Fall, Spring Dubai United Arab Emirates
AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan (Semester/Academic Year) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Amman Jordan
AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies in Morocco (Semester/Academic Year) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Rabat Morocco
AMIDEAST Intensive Arabic in Amman, Jordan (Summer) Summerterm Amman Jordan
AMIDEAST Intensive Arabic in Rabat, Morocco (Summer) Summerterm Rabat Morocco
Arcadia University - Integrating Sports, Culture, and Society Winterterm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney Australia
Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Direct Enroll) Fall, Spring Beersheba Israel
Boren African Language Initiative: French in Senegal Fall, Year (Fall-Spring) Dakar Senegal
Bridgewater State University in China Summerterm Shanghai China
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (direct enroll) Fall, Spring, Summerterm Budapest Hungary
Cass Business School, City University (Direct Enroll) Fall, Spring London United Kingdom
CEA Prague, Czech Republic - Full Curriculum Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Prague Czech Republic
CET Shanghai Fall, Spring, Summerterm Shanghai China
Critical Language Scholarship Chinese- Dalian, China Summerterm Dalian China
DISCONTINUED: ISA San Jose, Costa Rica : Arts and Design Courses with Locals - Semester/Trimester Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) San Jose Costa Rica
Dublin/Amman: Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Explorations in Ireland and the Middle East Summerterm Amman, Belfast, Northern Ireland, London Jordan, United Kingdom
Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications - ENSEA (Direct Enroll) Spring Cergy France
EcoLife Expeditions Vets-in-the-Wild Summerterm Multiple South Africa
EcoQuest New Zealand Fall, Spring Auckland New Zealand
Framingham State University Summer Program in Beijing Summerterm Beijing, Shanghai China
GEA Summer Aviation Program (direct enroll) Summerterm Toulouse France
Hebrew University Rothberg International School - Undergraduate Study Abroad Program (Direct Enroll) Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Jerusalem Israel
Higher School of Economics: National Research University (Direct Enroll) Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Moscow Russia
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: Direct Enroll Fall, Spring, Summerterm Hong Kong Hong Kong
IFSA- University of Oxford: St. Anne's College (Pre-Med) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Oxford United Kingdom
ISA Granada - Hispanic Studies program Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Granada Spain
ISA Granada, Spain: Spanish Language, Culture & Electives - Academic Year/Semester Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Granada Spain
Kassel International Summer University (ISU) Summerterm Kassel Germany
Korea University International Summer Campus Summerterm Seoul Korea
London School of Economics (Direct Enroll) Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) London United Kingdom
Marymount University - Marine Biology & Tropical Ecology Summerterm Gales Point Belize
McGill University Summer Institute for the Study of Montreal and Quebec (direct enroll) Summerterm Montreal, Quebec Canada
Munich University of Applied Sciences Summer School Summerterm Munich Germany
Nanyang Technological University: GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme Summerterm Singapore Singapore
National Taiwan University: Biodiversity, Agriculture and Culture of Taiwan (Direct Enroll) Summerterm Taipei Taiwan
Oberlin in Italy Summerterm Arezzo Italy
Rochester Institute of Technology in Kosovo (direct enroll) Summerterm Pristina Kosovo
SACI College of Art & Design Florence Fall, Spring, Summerterm Florence Italy
School for Field Studies Panama Fall, Spring Bocas del Toro Panama
Sciences Po Summer School (direct enroll) Summerterm Paris France
Semester at Sea Fall, Spring, Summerterm Multiple Multiple
Seoul National University (direct enroll) Summerterm Seoul Korea
St. Louis University in Madrid Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Madrid Spain
SUNY Alfred: Sant'Anna Institute - Sorrento Lingue Summerterm Sorrento Italy
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (direct enroll) Summerterm Copenhagen Denmark
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (direct enroll) Spring, Spring Haifa Israel
Technion's Summer Program & Professional Internship Summerterm Haifa Israel
Tel Aviv University International School (Direct Enroll) Fall, Spring, Summerterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Tel Aviv Israel
The School for Field Studies - Wildlife Management Studies Fall, Spring, Summerterm Manyara Tanzania
Towson University: Winterterm Corporate Communication in the UK Winterterm London United Kingdom
University College Dublin (direct enroll) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Dublin Ireland
University College Dublin Art & Design Summer School Summerterm Dublin Ireland
University of Auckland: Summer Film on location in New Zealand (direct enroll) Summerterm Auckland New Zealand
University of Edinburgh (direct enroll) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Edinburgh United Kingdom
University of Glasgow (Direct Enroll) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Glasgow United Kingdom
University of Glasgow International Summer School Summerterm Glasgow United Kingdom
University of Haifa Summer Study Abroad Summerterm Haifa Israel
University of Manchester (direct enroll) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Manchester United Kingdom
University of Melbourne (direct enroll) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Melbourne Australia
University of New South Wales - UNSW (direct enroll) Fall, Spring Sydney Australia
University of Queensland (Direct Enroll) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring), Year (Spring-Fall) Brisbane Australia
University of St Andrews Summer Earth Science Academy Summerterm St Andrews United Kingdom
University of Sydney (direct enroll) Fall, Spring, Year (Fall-Spring) Sydney Australia
Yonsei International Summer School Summerterm Seoul Korea
Yonsei University (direct enroll) Fall, Spring, Winterterm, Year (Fall-Spring) Seoul Korea