External Programs

In addition to the short-term courses abroad offered by the Smith School, students are also eligible to participate in a variety of other summer and short-term options. Generally, these options fall into one of four categories:

  1. University of Maryland Short-Term Programs: The University offers a number of short-term programs over winter term, spring break, and in the summer. These 3- to 6-credit programs focus on a variety of topics and generally count as University electives.
  2. University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) Programs: The University of Maryland is a member of USAC which offers a number of summer programs for undergraduate students ranging from 4 to 10 weeks. More information on applying to a USAC program as a University of Maryland student can be found here.
  3. Direct Enroll Programs: Students may wish to enroll directly in a short-term program at one of our partner institutions. A partial list of these programs can be found below.
  4. External Program Providers: Various organizations and companies exist to provide study abroad experiences for students. These programs, while generally more expensive than those listed above, often provide a high-touch experience for participants and may include internships or other additional services. Students are encouraged to explore third-party providers carefully to ensure that they are reliable organizations. Here are a few recommended program providers: Study Australia, Cultural Experiences Abroad, Council on International Education Exchange, IES Abroad.

Short-term Programs at Partner Institutions:

MBA

Undergraduate