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The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences is dedicated to enhancing international relations, encouraging global sustainability, understanding societies and cultures, and improving the human condition. BSOS encourages students to explore themes of globalization in their studies and extracurricular activities, and prides itself on providing opportunities for students to travel, explore the world and engage with a diverse spectrum of individuals and cultures.

Opportunities for Multi-ethnic Students



Global Maryland- list of on-campus and off campus options 


You will gain a deeper understanding and respect for your host country and see your own country through a new lens.  Studying abroad can expand your understanding of the world and give you different views of international affairs, from politics to economics to social issues.  The earlier you start making your study abroad plans the more options you will have.  Review these general advising guidelines when planning education abroad.

Study Abroad 101: What is study abroad? How does it work at UMD? Where do I even start? These sessions will help provide information, resources, and support to help you begin your study abroad journey.

UMD Education Abroad Website

Intern Abroad, Explore programs listed on the UMD Education Abroad website

Go Abroad, internship options  


Health and Safety Information for Students Going Abroad Independently (Includes links to State Department international travel website, information for women travelers, UMD Health Center's International Travel Clinic and more)


Maryland Global offers the following travel safety tips