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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.Study Abroad in Greece Studens

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

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

Here is a sampling of experiences:

AustraliaPerth - Jessica Keller
AustriaSalzburg - Julia Ploof
ChinaChengdu - Kongmeng Vang
Beijing - Pablo Mello Da Silva (New)
Costa RicaPuntarenas - John Forsman
EnglandReading - Megan Stroh
Birmingham - Kaitlin Lokowich
Worcester - Rachael Johnson
Worcester - Mia Mishek
Kingston upon Thames - Kyle Leisen
FranceMontpellier - Brett VanDerBosch
Paris - Lisa Holman
GermanyBerlin - Logan West
Berlin - Emmi Cotroneo
Freiburg - Samantha Garber
Freiburg - Laura Lundahl
HungaryBudapest - Taisha Bauer
IrelandDublin - Katherine Baker
Galway - Maggie Carey (New)

Italy

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

JapanNagasaki - Adrian "Q" Quilling (New)
New ZealandWaikato - Brianna Reuter
PeruHualcayon - Shawnee Harkness
Urubamba - Kristina Borich
SpainMadrid
- McKenna Fairbairn
- Rachel Menke (New)
Salamanca
- Niki Custer
- Amanda Avery
Sevilla
- Samantha Siegert
- Randi Timerman
- Desiree Yourczek
Bilbao

- Autumn Barlow
- Ellie Strafelda
- Rebecca Meyer (New)
Segovia

- Katie Haus
- Rose Ingebrigtsen
SwedenUmea - 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

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