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Getting Involved

International education opportunities are made possible not only by the UMD Study Abroad office but also by UMD faculty and staff. Below are ways to get involved in promoting international education.

Classroom Presentations

Let us come to you. Classroom presentations are short information sessions given to undergraduate classes around campus by past study abroad students or Study Abroad staff. Presentations include personal international experience, general encouragement for students to go abroad and information on how to get started. Contact us to schedule a classroom presentation.


Faculty and staff are commonly cited as a source for recommending international education opportunities to students. We hope you are willing and able to recommend, encourage, and support these opportunities. Please remember that we do not expect you to have detailed knowledge of the international education programs offered at UMD. If students have questions about these opportunities, please encourage them to attend Study Abroad 101 or visit our office at 138 Kirby Plaza (across from TCF Bank).

Display Promotional Materials

We are happy to provide printed materials for you to display in your office or classrooms. To request promotional materials, contact Stephanie Bartsch.

Workshops / Events

International Education Advisor Training

  • Developed for UMD faculty & staff who work with undergraduate students
  • Covers the general process, academic, personal & financial basics on how UMD students plan for studying abroad
  • Learn practical information on how UMD Study Abroad works with students
  • Emphasis on tools & resources for working with students interested in study abroad
  • Next session: TBD

“Leading a Short-term Program Abroad” Workshop

  • Targeted to faculty & staff interested in leading a short-term program abroad
  • Explore topics such as developing a program idea, considerations in site selection, program planning & development, student recruitment, budgeting, resources, using program providers & risk management
  • There will be time for discussion and idea sharing

Contact our office for more information. The next session will be held during spring semester, date TBD.

Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee was established with the responsibility of assisting the Study Abroad office with study abroad curriculum oversight as well as program reviews. This committee meets monthly throughout the academic year. The committee is comprised of a faculty and/or administrative staff member from each collegiate unit.

2016–17 Members:

(to be announced)

Site Visits

Site visits allow small groups of faculty, advisors, and staff to participate in organized visits to selected program sites. These experiences provide the UMD community with a greater understanding of programs available to students. Site visits are also available through program providers and UMD affiliates to locations worldwide. Contact our office for further information.

Program Reviews

The Study Abroad office is committed to developing and maintaining quality programs. We engage in an active process of reporting and evaluation using reviews that are consistent with The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad as identified by The Forum on Education Abroad.

2016–17 Program Reviews

University of Birmingham, England
University of Worcester, England
University of Passau, Germany
Curtin University, Australia
University of Waikato, New Zealand