UMD: A Globally Connected University

Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs from the Office of International Affairs

Stay connected, stay global.

Overview  |  Global Classrooms 



Stay globally connected with virtual courses, internships, and opportunities from UMD and partners around the world. Through these virtual opportunities, you can engage across cultures and learn vital global skills right from your computer. These international education opportunities will allow you to: 

  • Investigate the world beyond your immediate borders and focus on addressing significant global challenges with students from around the world​.
  • Recognize disparate perspectives, others’ and your own, and communicate those ideas effectively.
  • Grow your global network by connecting with international faculty, students and organizations.
  • Gain experience designing projects that improve the global common good.

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Global Classrooms

Global Classrooms allow you to gain international experience, virtually, from wherever you are. These programs are intentionally designed to facilitate meaningful connection and collaboration with global experts and partners, going beyond the typical online class experience as they help you to grow cross-cultural competencies.

Global Classrooms experiences are available every term and come in a range of shapes and sizes, from immersive, project-based Signature Courses to a single-session or series of Connections embedded within regular UMD courses. Global Classrooms Signature courses and Global Classrooms Connections qualify eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship

To learn more about Global Classrooms and explore upcoming courses visit


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