You are here



UMD Program & Affiliate Program Participants

Congratulations on your decision to study abroad! The more you prepare for your experience, the more you’ll enjoy it. Please read the carefully compiled materials, as even the most experienced travelers can find new and useful information. Be safe and have a wonderful experience.
—UMD Study Abroad Team

Pre-Departure Orientations

In-Person Orientation
UMD and Affiliate program participants are required to attend an in-person orientation. The first half will be spent discussing general study abroad matters (registration, health & safety issues, culture etc.) The second half will be program-specific. You’ll meet other peers going abroad, speak with alumni from your program (when available) and discuss logistics to make your experience a success.

Fall 2019 Orientation (This is for students participating in Spring Semester and Calendar Year programs)
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 
Time: 10AM–12:30PM
Location: Griggs Center

Spring 2020 Orientation (This is for students participating in May/Summer (affiliate programs only), Fall Semester, and Academic Year programs)
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Online Orientation
All students studying abroad are required to complete a mandatory online orientation. Access this orientation through your study abroad checklist following acceptance to your program.


Program Specific Info

Cosponsor & Affiliate Programs
For further details to prepare for your program, refer to your program provider.

UMD Program — Study Abroad Specifics