UMD: A Globally Connected University

ISSS Programs

 

English Conversation Partners Program
We connect the University of Maryland community for authentic cultural exchange through English conversation. For ten weeks during the semester, participants meet with their fluent English speaking volunteer in one-on-one or group sessions. During conversation sessions participants practice their oral English through discussions on various topics and other activities planned by the volunteer. More information can be found at http://ecpumd.weebly.com.

International Coffee Hour
International Coffee Hour is a weekly event (during the Fall and Spring semesters) where students, staff, and the Maryland community can get together and socialize.

International Student Orientation
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) organizes the International Student Orientation to answer questions that may arise as you make your transition to the University of Maryland.

International Scholar Orientation
Orientation for J-1 researchers, short-term scholars, professors, interns and trainees is held Thursday mornings from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Attendance at orientation is required as soon as possible after your arrival at the university. 

SLLC-ISSS-EA Language Partner Program
Students who are majoring in any SLLC program can meet with international students outside the classroom and practice their target language in an informal, structured way. More information is available for SLLC majors and international students who wish to participate.