UMBC Faculty-Led Programs

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.


Faculty-led study abroad advantages

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

Application Cycles

  • Summer: Applications open mid-November and close mid-February*
  • Winter: Applications open mid-May and close Mid-September*

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

We are currently not accepting applications for our UMBC Faculty-led programs at this time. If you have any questions about programs, please contact our office at

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