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UMD IS PLANNING FOR IN-PERSON STUDY ABROAD IN THE SPRING 2022 SEMESTER. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.

The application deadline for most 2022 spring semester programs is October 1, 2021.

A select few programs, including Singapore Management University and IE University, have application deadlines of September 10. Please check the program brochures carefully for deadlines.

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University reserves the right to cancel programs before the program start date. Maryland Smith students applying to study abroad for the spring 2022 semester should remain registered for spring 2022 courses at UMD until advised otherwise.

LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDY ABROAD UPDATES

If you are a business student interested in studying abroad, please follow the study abroad advising steps below.

Step 1: Explore the Possibilities

Not sure if study abroad is right for you? Have questions about your options? Review our different study abroad program offerings below (semester abroad, short-term abroad, and summer abroad) and attend a general advising session in-person or via Zoom.

General advising hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: Noon to 2 p.m.

Schedule your appointment with Katarina Slobodova.

CGB offers semester, summer, and faculty-led study abroad programs:

Step 2: Navigate Your Options

Learn more about program options and important details regarding academics, finances, and application steps. This step requires you to research study abroad options through the CGB website and other resources such as the business exchange guides (see below), the Maryland Smith Study Abroad Info Video, and the study abroad course database (SACD).

Please note that students must watch the Maryland Smith Study Abroad Info Video before scheduling an advising appointment in step 3.

View the Maryland Smith Study Abroad Info Video

You must watch this video before scheduling a study abroad advising appointment.

The approximately 15-minute video will cover the following:

  • Overview of the types of study abroad programs offered to business students
  • What it means to have a global mindset
  • Important considerations when choosing a study abroad program
  • Next steps and how to apply

Business exchange course guides provide a list of major requirements or interest-specific courses offered by each business exchange program. You can use these guides to determine which business exchange program has historically offered the most degree requirements for your specific major. The availability of any course in a given semester is not guaranteed.

Course Guides

After reviewing the courses in each guide, it is important to double-check (to the best of your ability) whether the courses will be offered during your semester abroad. Please note that course offerings for future semesters are not always available at the time of application.

Course guides should be used to help you decide which semester exchange program will fit your academic plans best. Keep in mind that you still need to meet with your CGB and academic advisers to make sure the program will be a good fit overall.

Step 3: Embark on Your Journey

Schedule a virtual advising appointment with Greg Rafal, assistant director, CGB to talk about a specific study abroad program or answer any follow-up questions. Please complete this advising aid and have it ready to review during your meeting.

Tuesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m. to Noon
Thursdays: 3  to 5 p.m.

Schedule your appointment with Greg Rafal.

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