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Study Abroad 101

Are you interested in studying abroad but do not know how to start the process? Confused about how your credits transfer? Have no idea of how to choose the right program? Come straight to the source and learn the answers to all of these questions and more.

Twice weekly throughout the semester we offer Study Abroad 101, an informal but required group advising session. During these sessions we discuss the following topics:

  • Credit transfer
  • Financial aid and scholarships for study abroad
  • Strategies on choosing the right program
  • Programs available to UMBC students

Study Abroad 101 sessions are held each week throughout the semester in 218 Administration Building at the following times:

Mondays: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Thursdays: 3:00 – 4:00 pm

You only need to come to one session to get all the tools you need to start planning your international experience. Get your basic questions answered and learn how to start planning for your semester, summer, year or January term overseas.

You are required to attend a Study Abroad 101 session before you can come to a walk-in appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor.

If you’ve attended the Study Abroad 101 and you are not sure where to start, you can meet with a Study Abroad Peer Advisor to help you set goals and start looking through programs. Email for an appointment at