Roam Again

Terps on Board in Return to Study Abroad

Want to study geothermal energy in Iceland? How about wildlife conservation in Tanzania? Or maybe architecture and urban planning in Cuba?

After more than two years of COVID-related disruptions, study abroad has bounced back at UMD, offering Terps these opportunities—and hundreds more—to share perspectives, spark innovations and tackle grand challenges.

“Our Terps are doing amazing things around the globe, and we’re thrilled to have so many engaging in such rewarding study abroad experiences,” says Ramsey Jabaji, interim director of Education Abroad.

Here, Terp highlights a few numbers that tell the story of study abroad’s return to robustness.

Infographic: 282 active programs in 58 countries and 204 cities. 53 UMD faculty-led programs. 1,569 students enrolled (Summer 2022-Spring 2023) including: 70+ traveling abroad for the first time, 171 first-generation students, 118 transfer Terps. What in the world are Terps studying? Here are just a few examples: Renewable energy systems in Costa Rica, food science through the Mediterranean diet in Morocco, English through the works of J.R.R. Tolkien in England, engineering and applied thermodynamics in South Korea. Farthest program: University of Western Australia, 11,562 miles. UMD offsets 100% of carbon emissions from student air travel, making it one of only two American universities to do so.


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