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CLA faculty led summer 2018-winter 2019 programs

  • Jamaica - AAAS/HIST 3005 (winter 2019)
  • China - CHIN 1399 (summer 2018)
  • Costa Rica - HIST 3313 (winter 2019)
  • England - ENGL 4300 (canceled summer 2018)
  • Germany - GER 3040 (summer 2018)
  • India - COMM or GEOG 3800 (summer 2018)
  • Spain - SPAN 3894 (summer 2018)

Pablo on the Great Wall of China (2016)

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).


most WINTER BREAK 2019 programs:
October 15, 2018

for SUMMER 2019 programs:
February 1, 2019

Program Highlights - AAAS/HIST 3005, 3 cr

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  • Spend part of your winter break studying abroad in this island country, situated in the Caribbean Sea!
  • Explore Jamaican culture first hand by visiting cultural heritage sites that attest to the Jamaican experiences of oppression, resistance, and rebellion.
  • Visit historic sites such as military forts, slave trading forts, Maroon villages, and historical and cultural museums.

Program Highlights - CHIN 1399, 6 cr

  • Study Abroad Brochure
  • Immerse in Chinese language and culture  
  • Experience and understand the Eastern wisdom and Chinese ideology
  • Study Mandarin Chinese from beginning level to advanced level depending on proficiency
  • Travel to Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Qingdao, and Beijing to gain knowledge of Chinese civilization and its people
  • Stay on campus at Ocean University in Qingdao, a beach city on the Yellow Sea

Program Highlights - ENGL 4300, 4 cr

  • Study Abroad Brochure
  • Applies as a Genre elective
  • Learn about the history and living and ephemeral art form of theatre
  • Get ready to visit theatre sites that thrive today and sites that preserve its wonderful past—spanning from Roman times to the present
  • Analyze plays and explore cultural contexts both on the page and on-site
  • Approach research by exploring architecture, artifacts and performances during your time in England

Program Highlights - GER 3040, 4 cr

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  • Study German history, culture, literature and politics while enhancing your language skills in the classroom and on field trips to museums, historic sites and other points of interest
  • See the Berlin Wall, Museum Island, Checkpoint Charlie, the Bundestag and the Turkish Market
  • Hike and bike through the heart of Berlin, through the green forests and near the blue rivers and lakes surrounding Potsdam

Program Highlights - GEOG/COMM 3800, 4 cr

  • Study Abroad Brochure
  • Examine theories of social change at the Indian Social Institute, which is dedicated to empowering marginalized people in India
  • Interact and learn from local communities involved in activism and advocacy efforts at the grassroots level
  • Explore historical and cultural locations including the temples at Belur and Halebid and the Nrityagram Dance Village

Program Highlights - HIST 3313, 4 cr

  • Study Abroad Brochure
  • Applies to the United States geographical area in the history program
  • Analyze the history of surfing and past U.S. involvement in Latin America
  • Explore how past wars and how current surf tourism coincide
  • Learn how to surf!

Program Highlights - SPAN 3894, 6 cr

  • Study Abroad Brochure
  • Study Spanish language, literature and culture at Universidad de Salamanca (University of Salamanca)
  • Live with a Salamantine family to further cement language skills and be a part of Salamantine daily life
  • Stroll through the urban environment of the Old City
  • Practice language skills with Spaniards and international students alike in a diverse and multicultural city
  • Travel on three excursions within Spain and several field trips within Salamanca