Resources for International Students

Asian MBA

The Asian MBA Association was founded to support Asian MBA students to better integrate themselves into mainstream corporate America, to facilitate efficient exchange of cultural aspects among members and the other business school students, and to improve the Smith School connection with Asia. The club hosts programming for career exploration and cross-cultural exchange.

International Collage

Center for Global Business (CGB)

CGB’s mission is to provide students with opportunities to develop a global mindset and link faculty, students and staff with the international community. Through workshops, panels and dance demonstrations - CGB provides the Smith School with interactive sessions to further build community and respect.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Service in the Counseling Center is the primary campus provider of free and confidential therapy to help UMD students manage personal, social, and academic challenges. Staffed primarily by licensed psychologists, the Counseling Service also conducts campus outreach presentations, provides emergency response services, and assists with referrals to off-campus mental health providers.

Group Counseling for:

  • Graduate Diversity Discussion
  • Circle of Sisters
  • LGBTQIA Support
  • International Students

International MBA Association

The International MBA Association leverages the diversity of the Smith Community and seeks to improve students’ (domestic or international) cultural awareness through social and professional activities. The IMBAA also seeks to assist international students with their transition to the United States by providing information and organizing events to help them adapt to the American Culture. Signature events include Diwali Celebration, International Week and International MBA Orientation.

Latin American MBA Students Association

The Latin MBA Student Association is a cohesive group of US and international MBA students with strong professional and academic network in the D.C. area that provides its members with the tools to expand the view of the business world environment and effectively interact and participate within the dynamic of a rich and multicultural society.  Signature events include alumni networking receptions, Fiesta Latina and Pre-Conference workshops.

International Student & Scholar Services Office

The office assists international students with the process of applying to Maryland, questions about visas, advising on immigration requirements, and making the most of the academic experience here. ISSS also assists the campus community involved with international educational exchange in the process of bringing international visitors to campus, or in sending Maryland faculty and students abroad.

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion provides active oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the University of Maryland’s equity, diversity and inclusion activities; manages and tracks implementation of the Strategic Plan for Diversity; and encourages and supports the efforts of units to achieve their diversity goals.

Signature Initiatives include:

  • Moving Maryland Forward Grants
  • Rise Above Week
  • Maryland Dialogues

Undocumented Students Resources

The University of Maryland is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, including undocumented students. Undocumented students, who often face barriers and challenges as they navigate campus policies, require support services that address their unique needs. Ultimately, the University strives to provide resources and guidance to support the advancement of undocumented students during their time at Maryland. This website is funded in part by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

University Health Center

The University Health Center works with students providing holistic health care and prevention. Services also include immunizations, medical treatment prior to global study and referrals.