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Study abroad will open your mind and change your life. It will also prepare you for the global professional environment of the 21st century. You can fit education abroad into your undergraduate experience by taking electives for GEPs or by taking a mix of major and minor courses and electives. Science is an international endeavor. Through study abroad, students can gain an understanding of the global nature of scientific research. Study tropical marine ecosystems while snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Track wildlife migration on the Serengeti in Tanzania. Take classes taught by leaders in bioinformatics research in Denmark.

UMBC Exchanges and Programs

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP): China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Ghana, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Sweden

Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden

UMBC in Denmark – Denmark’s International Study Program (DIS) in Copenhagen

UMBC Direct: Canada, Ireland, Korea, United Kingdom

Swansea University in Swansea, Wales

Preferred Affiliates and Providers

 American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS): Argentina, Ireland

College for Global Studies: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE): Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Turkey

Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA Butler): Ireland, United Kingdom

International Studies Abroad (ISA): Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain

School for International Training (SIT): Australia, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Ecuador, Madagascar, Panama, Tanzania, Viet Nam

School for Field Studies: Australia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Turks & Caicos.

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC): Ghana, England, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Sweden

Towson in Italy, American University of Rome