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Short Term Programs

No matter the length of your program, you will gain vital cross cultural skills and lifelong memories during your time abroad! Maryland offers programs that range from 1 week to 2 months long for students who want to study abroad for a shorter time frame than a full semester or year. 

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We want to help you, and every Maryland student, make study abroad a reality.

Maryland-led programs

A group of UMD stand at the summit of Lion's Head Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa after hiking to the top.
Cape Town, South Africa | UMD-Winter: South Africa (BMGT) | Photo submitted by Kyla Perkinson

Maryland-led programs are offered during the winter, summer and spring break and led by Maryland faculty and staff. Form lasting bonds with Maryland faculty and students while participating in immersive experiences such as site visits, international internships, service-learning opportunities and research projects. Earn resident credit abroad, stay on track with your four year plan and apply these credits to your major, minor, or general education requirements.

Non-Maryland students, non-degree seeking applicants, Maryland alumni and recent graduates should also view the FAQs for Non-Maryland Students.

Maryland-in programs

University of Maryland student canoes with friends on a canal in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Maryland-in-Copenhagen | Photo submitted by Meagan Norton

Select Maryland-in semester programs offer term options over the summer. With Maryland-in, live and learn in a global context with the support of the Maryland community. Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and boost your resume by living in an apartment or homestay, volunteering in your host community or joining a club abroad. We craft Maryland-in programs to appeal to students with a variety of academic and professional goals by offering a wide array of resident credit courses where the credit from overseas is seamlessly incorporated into your Maryland transcript. On site, you have added support from a Maryland faculty or affiliated resident director, who provides you with guidance and oversees the program. 

Affiliate programs

Education Abroad (EA) affiliate's with numerous study abroad programs administered by schools or organizations outside of Maryland in order to give you the most flexibility in choosing a program that fits your interests and goals. Affiliate programs represent providers with whom we have formal billing and course transfer agreements. The program fee for these programs will be billed to your Maryland Testudo account. Though most credits from Affiliate programs will be transfer credit, some offer the opportunity for resident credit. 

Other Approved Programs

To provide you with additional options to study abroad, EA approves other programs outside of Maryland-in, Exchanges, and Affiliate programs. On these programs, all credits you earn will appear as transfer credits on your Maryland transcript. Programs on our approved list are reviewed to ensure that they are academically accredited and have proper student services and program support in place. If you wish to participate in a program that is not on our list of Other Approved Programs, please contact the EA advisor for your college.

Global Summer Internship

Student takes a selfie in front of a green pasture in Ireland.
Global Summer Internship: Dublin | Photo submitted by Audrey Bartholomew

Spend the summer of a lifetime working abroad at a for-credit internship. Experience first-hand the challenges and opportunities of working in another country and with people from different cultural backgrounds. Based in one of five exciting locations around the world, the internship program gives students an international experience that is invaluable for professional development and building one's resume.

Open to all undergraduate Maryland majors who are second-year sophomores and above. In partnership with the Center for Global Business, students travel abroad and earn 6 credits upon completion of this program. 

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