UMBC Faculty-Led Programs

Make the world your classroom.

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. What are the advantages of a faculty-led study abroad program?

  • You get to travel with and learn from UMBC faculty alongside your fellow students.
  • You’ll gain a global experience that meets UMBC graduation requirements.
  • You go abroad for a short-term experience which makes it easier to juggle a rigorous course load, work schedule and/or responsibilities at home.
  • Your classes will be fun and interactive.
  • Your itinerary is set for you and your accommodations are prearranged.

Summer 2024 Faculty-Led Programs



Dawg Days Abroad: Ireland 

*Only open to incoming Fall 2024 freshmen and transfer students

Sunrise on Anne Street


*Applications for most summer faculty-led study abroad programs are due on February 14, 2024.


Winter 2025 Faculty-Led Programs

Spring 2025 Faculty-Led Programs (Travel during Spring Break)

Check out these Abroad Blogs from our study abroad ambassadors for a student perspective on what it’s really like to go abroad on a faculty-led study abroad program.

Summer 2023

Liz Weir on Art and Power in Japan

Kayla Nemirovsky on Global Community Engagement and Social Change in South Africa

Jaya Marshall on Picturing Italian Art & Culture in Context in Rome, Italy

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