Study Abroad

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Costa Rica group student pic
Costa Rica group student pic

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

Why 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.)

CLA invites students to share their abroad experiences via our web form!
Life changing experiences found here:

Australia Perth - Jessica Keller
 Madison Hjermstad
Austria Salzburg - Julia Ploof
Bahamas San Salvador - Tracy Asche

Chengdu - Kongmeng Vang
Beijing - Pablo Mello Da Silva
- Andrea Gomez Molano

Costa Rica Puntarenas - John Forsman
Ecuador Story Map

Birmingham - Kaitlin Lokowich
London - Makayla Taylor
Reading - Megan Stroh
Worcester - Rachael Johnson
Worcester - Mia Mishek
Kingston upon Thames - Kyle Leisen

France Montpellier - Brett VanDerBosch
Paris - Lisa Holman
Germany Berlin - Logan West
Berlin - Emmi Cotroneo
Freiburg - Samantha Garber
Freiburg - Laura Lundahl
Hungary Budapest - Taisha Bauer
Ireland Dublin
Katherine Baker
Hailey Eidenschink
Maggie Carey
 Kathryn Smude (NEW)
Italy Rome - Chloe Meyer
Tuscania, Rome and Venice - Emma Mruz
Japan Nagasaki - Adrian "Q" Quilling
Netherlands Rotterdam - Andrew Erickson
Poland KrakowStephanie Reese
New Zealand Waikato - Brianna Reuter
Peru Hualcayon - Shawnee Harkness
Urubamba - Kristina Borich
Spain Madrid
- McKenna Fairbairn
- Rachel Menke
- Niki Custer
- Amanda Avery
- Samantha Siegert
- Randi Timerman
- Desiree Yourczek
- Autumn Barlow
Emily Kirkevold
- Ellie Strafelda
- Rebecca Meyer
- Katie Haus
- Rose Ingebrigtsen
Andrew Neerdaels
Sweden Luleå - Rikkia Walker
Umeå - Mallory Anderson
Karlskrona - Stephanie Platt