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CLA considers studying abroad an integral component to the liberal arts or any education. The experience students receive complements their own development, exposure to other cultures, opportunities, and economic and social systems. Review student experiences abroad and how they never regretted it. All CLA majors support the inclusion of an abroad experience. Whether the study abroad experience is either a short term, term or full year program, incorporating the courses into your undergraduate degree is possible.
CLA Faculty-Led Short-term Study Abroad Programs
Some CLA faculty have even developed their own specialized short-term programs. If you have never traveled abroad, a short-term study abroad program is ideal!
Benefits of Study Abroad
View a short video on most programs through the UMD Study Abroad Facebook page!
Get started for a lifetime experience with UMD Study Abroad! Visit their site for application deadlines (varies depending on the program). The UMD Study Abroad office provides an extensive list of programs across the globe. The office collaborates with CLA departments in making the studying abroad experience streamlined and productive. Students are encouraged to seek out answers to this lifetime opportunity.
Attend a Study Abroad 101 session presented by students who have studied abroad. (Watch the quick YouTube video at your convenience.)
Steps to Studying Abroad (Scholarships are available within and outside UMD.)