UMBC Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-Led Study Abroad: Roman colosseum, Cape Town mountain and ocean, Japanese temple

UMBC Faculty Teaching UMBC Courses

Take the journey of a lifetime and earn UMBC credits that count! The world becomes your campus when you join a study abroad program taught by UMBC’s own faculty. These short-term, faculty-led programs provide a global experience that meets UMBC graduation requirements, but don’t require a full semester abroad.


program advantages

      • UMBC faculty teach UMBC classes
      • Occur in Summer or Winter sessions
      • Travel & learn with other UMBC students
      • Most programs are 2–5 weeks
      • Classes are fun and interactive
      • Prearranged accommodations


      • Summer: Applications for Summer 2024 will open in Summer 2023.
      • Winter: Applications for Winter 2025 will open in Winter 2024*

*Application deadlines may vary; please check under the “How to Apply” tab of each application

Upcoming Faculty-Led Programs


Winter 2020

Catherine Jean on Dance in Slagelse, Denmark

Summer 2019

Sam H on Dylan Thomas Creative Writing Summer School (Lampeter, Wales)

Pauline R on Biology and Spanish Language in Barcelona, Spain

Olubusola O on American Literary Perspective in Paris, France

Mickayla B on Spanish Language Immersion in Colombia (Barranquilla, Colombia)

Lexi S on Dawg Days Abroad: Bristol and London

Bria H on Picturing Italian Art & Culture in Context in Rome, Italy

Winter 2019

Katie A on Industrial/Organizational Psychology in Tel Aviv, Israel

Summer 2018

Tenzin Y on Italian Politics in Siena, Italy

Tyler E on Spanish Language Immersion in Colombia (Barranquilla Colombia)

Jessica K on Biology and Spanish Language in Barcelona

Mary G on English as a Global Language in Amsterdam