UMD: A Globally Connected University

International Spouse Orientation

If you are the spouse of a UMD student, visiting scholar or international scholar, and have arrived in College Park in the past 3-6 months, please join us for our upcoming Spouses Orientation session, held during the International Student Orientation.

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: 0102 Tydings Hall
Who: New & Returning International Spouses of UM students, international staff, or visiting scholars

This gathering is an opportunity for our newly-arrived and veteran families to meet each other. It is also an occasion to share information about:

  • Campus and community resources
  • Informal English-language conversation groups
  • Volunteer opportunities that will help spouses build networks within their new community
  • People, places, and events of the greater Washington, DC area.

Among other things, we will be distributing a packet with general information about:

  • The University of Maryland, College Park and some of its major facilities (e.g., the UMD Health Center, the Campus Recreation Center, the Stamp Student Union, etc.)
  • International Student & Scholar Services and the ISSS International Coffee Hour
  • Local Transportation
  • Safety & Security
  • Child Day Care
  • Housing
  • Shopping

Please give us a call or send an email if you have questions. We will be happy to help you get connected with the International Spouses Organization.  If you are on Facebook, please join our group (see button below).

In the meantime, you may find the following links to be helpful.

Questions or comments? Please contact:

Mimi Lemma, ISSS Liaison
301-315-7152 or