During summer and winter sessions, UMBC offers short-term study abroad programs taught by UMBC's own faculty. Want to study abroad, but can’t fit into your academic schedule — these programs are for you. Travel with other UMBC students, discover new cultures and perspectives, and earn credits that count toward your degree. Most study abroad programs are open to all majors.
Standard UMBC tuition is waived for summer faculty-led study abroad programs. Students pay a program cost, which includes:
Not included in the program fee are international airfare, personal expenses, passport fees, and some meals. Financial aid assistance may be available for qualified students.
Pre-trip orientation and travel support is provided by UMBC's Office of International Education Services. Check this site throughout the year for updates.
Keep on track with a summer class and expand your horizons! Summer Special Programs feature select UMBC courses in the arts, humanities and social sciences that take you beyond the traditional classroom. Explore concepts of civic engagement, pursue service learning in the community, and participate in meaningful special events that help you think critically and broaden your world view.
Most courses fulfill UMBC’s general education requirements, and Special Programs scholarships are available for qualified students.
Program updates for Summer Session 2018 are now underway and will be available in February on the summer session website. Visit the summer website to see highlights from Special Programs offered in 2017.