Engage a Different Culture
Shift your perspective of the world and your role within it.
Elevate your semester abroad with a homestay
Stay with a local family as you study abroad to deepen your connection to your host culture and community. You’ll enjoy homemade cuisine and language fluency, and you'll witness local customs and traditions.
Where it is: abroad
Who it’s for: undergraduate students
Homestays are the BEST! Let yourself be vulnerable and live with a local family to learn the language and eat some killer food.
Brainstorm with Liberian peers to create innovative agricultural solutions
Over several months you will collaborate with peers from Liberia International Christian College (LICC) to identify, develop and implement solutions for local farmers in Nimba, Liberia. Ideas will spark in this Global Classrooms course as you exchange perspectives, ideas and culture.
Where it is: virtual, on-campus
Who it’s for: undergraduate and graduate students
Start the conversation on campus
English Conversation Partners supports students to practice English language skills through cross-cultural dialogue. Facilitated topics and activities allow participants to share their own perspectives and experiences while learning from those around them.
Where it is: in-person, on-campus
Who it’s for: graduate and undergraduates students, international visiting scholars, staff, faculty
Cultural Engagement Around Campus
Join one of Maryland’s cultural student groups where you can celebrate your heritage and learn about other cultures.
Encourages doctoral candidates to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.