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Antoinette Uzamere smiles while holding a drink at an Italian restaurant at night

Finding Home Away from Home: Antoinette's semester with Maryland-in-Florence (ARCH)

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Learning Human Trafficking in Context in Thailand: Isabelle Mamet’s Summer Program Experience

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John smiling in front of the Prague skyline

Working With Local Students to Solve a Town’s Traffic Congestion: John Meyers’s Winter in the Czech Republic

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Our Terps are abroad 365 days of the year learning invaluable cross cultural skills, engaging with new cultures and expanding their perspectives. Discover what it’s like to study abroad and join our Terps Abroad community with tips and wisdom from students just like you

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  • Chiara Sforza on UMD-Summer: Italy (ENGL)

    "I gained writing skills and knowledge about how customs and food traditions can differ in other countries. These skills will allow me to write better and also better understand and appreciate people who have different cultures from my own."

  • Caitlin McPartland's semester with CIEE

    "Go in with very few expectations, because no matter how much you plan, there will always be surprises and different outcomes..."

  • Rachel Reed's semester with Maryland-in-Rome

    "Studying abroad was the best decision I've ever made! It helped me step out of my comfort zone and become more confident in myself."

  • Sedric White on UMD-Winter: India (HLTH)

    "A skill I gained while in India was the ability to connect with people from the region on a deeper level - especially those who live in the US now. Meaning, I am able to relate to those whose lineage comes from the area which is important for my future in a diverse work environment."

  • Aidan Goldenberg-Hart's semester with USAC Chile

    "I lived with a host family and dedicated most of my coursework to learning Spanish and it fully paid off. I speak Spanish comfortably now after my four immersive months in Chile and traveling around South America."

  • Aliya Loney's semester with Maryland-in-Rome

    "I was able to make lots of new friendships and talk to people I may not have been able to interact with before. I expanded my social network greatly as I met people from all over the world and also a lot of students from UMD that I may not met without study abroad!"

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