Study Abroad

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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.

The majority of CLA majors support the inclusion of an abroad experience. Whether the study abroad experience is a long or short term program, incorporating the courses into your undergraduate degree is possible.

Some CLA faculty have even developed their own specialized short-term programs.

The UMD Study Abroad office provides an extensive list of long and short 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.

Steps to Studying Abroad

Why study abroad? Scholarships are available outside UMD.

CLA invites students to share their abroad experiences via our web form!

Student Experiences
Study Abroad Stats

Here is a sampling of experiences:

Australia Perth - Jessica Keller
Austria Salzburg - Julia Ploof
China Chengdu - Kongmeng Vang
Beijing - Pablo Mello Da Silva (New)
Costa Rica Puntarenas - John Forsman
Ecuador Story Map
England Reading - Megan Stroh
Birmingham - Kaitlin Lokowich
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
Galway - Maggie Carey (New)

Italy

Rome - Chloe Meyer
Tuscania, Rome and Venice - Emma Mruz

Japan Nagasaki - Adrian "Q" Quilling (New)
New Zealand Waikato - Brianna Reuter
Peru Hualcayon - Shawnee Harkness
Urubamba - Kristina Borich
Spain

Madrid
- McKenna Fairbairn
- Rachel Menke
Salamanca
- Niki Custer
- Amanda Avery
Sevilla
- Samantha Siegert
- Randi Timerman
- Desiree Yourczek
Bilbao

- Autumn Barlow
- Ellie Strafelda
- Rebecca Meyer
Segovia

- Katie Haus
- Rose Ingebrigtsen
Seville
Andrew Neerdaels (NEW)

Sweden Umeå - Mallory Anderson
Karlskrona - Stephanie Platt

Study Abroad Stats

2015-2016 Academic Year:

  • How many CLA students went abroad last year? 74
  • What is the percentage compared to the total amount of students? approximately 24% of students who studied abroad in 15-16 were from CLA (74/312)
  • What were the top five countries where students went?
    1. Spain
    2. Australia
    3. Germany
    4. India
    5. Italy
  • What were the top five majors represented?
    1. Hispanic Studies
    2. Communication
    3. International Studies
    4. Criminology
    5. Cultural Entrepreneurship

CLA Collegiate Unit: Who, When, Where, and How Long?

Foreign Language Majors: The Who, When, Where, and How Long?