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International Community at Maryland

Our multicultural community fuels our excellence.

To Our International Terps

We Provide the Support You Need

Our hub for international student and scholar support, International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS), champions the contributions made by international students and scholars that enrich our classrooms, campus and community. ISSS serves as the primary point of contact for your needs as an international Terp, ready to answer your questions about visa and immigration status, and building your network at Maryland.

Explore International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

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You Reach Your Highest Potential

From the time that you first walk onto our campus to the time you walk the stage, we empower our students to hone their skills and change the world. We can't wait to help you get started on this new and exciting path on your journey, and we're ready to walk with you—every step of the way.

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It's a privilege to have you join us

“Their [international student] experiences, in terms of adding to the discussions in classrooms, cannot be replicated with a book or a video or a reading. You really need those voices in the classroom aiding in the discussion and pushing the boundaries,”

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Jody Heckman-Bose Associate Director of International Student & Scholar Services

International Stories

Clémence Pautrat, former exchange student, plays the cello.

Exchange Student and Cellist Clémence Pautrat Finds Passion-Driven UMD Community in the University Orchestra

"I knew as soon as I was getting here, I wanted to play."

Read Clém's story.
Jody Heckman-Bose poses with a stuffed animal Testudo.

Let’s Show Up for Our International Students – a Conversation with Jody Heckman-Bose

"I say that I’ll retire when I’m no longer in awe of what international students do to come here."

Read Jody's story.
Kislay Parashar poses on a stool.

Kislay Parashar: International Student, 2021 SGA President, Trailblazer

“The opportunities are out there, and it’s time to go out there and take those.”

Read Kislay's story.
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