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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

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 peers going abroad, speak with alumni from your program (when available), and discuss logistics to make your experience a success.

Spring 2020 Orientation

(Students participating in Fall Semester & Academic Year programs)
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020 
Time: 10AM–12:30PM
Location: Virtual (link will be emailed)

Online Orientation

All students studying abroad are required to complete a mandatory online health and safety 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