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‘Abroad’en Your Thinking

Today’s Fair Points Students to Overseas Academic Opportunities

By Lauren Brown

Illustration of blue sky with Eiffel Tower, pyramid, plane/plane tickets and passport, buildings and mountains

Illustration and infographic by Valerie Morgan

Today's Study Abroad Fair showcases more than 400 international programs.

Broadening your mind just might start with opening your suitcase.

The spring Study Abroad Fair today, with its showcase of more than 400 international programs, invites students to begin that journey.

School and college representatives will provide information on programs specific to individual majors, peer mentors and study abroad alumni will share their experiences and answer questions, and Education Abroad (EA) advisers and staff will talk about international internship opportunities as well as scholarships.

The number of programs climbed by 16 this year—to destinations including Stockholm, Kenya and Argentina—following a 5% increase in the number of students participating in 2018–19.

EA also launched a study abroad course database in December, with more than 5,000 course evaluations, to help students and advisers choose programs and courses that best align with their academic goals.

See more highlights of the University of Maryland’s Education Abroad programs below:

Infographic that reads: Education Abroad Soars. 23% of UMD students study abroad before graduating (twice the national average!) 16 new programs launched this year. UMD offsets 100% of carbon emissions from air travel (one of only two universities in the U.S. that do). 400+ programs spanning across semester, yearlong, short-term, exchange and affiliate partnerships. 2,080 Terps enrolled in 2018–19 academic year. EA awards $850,000 in need-based scholarships each year.

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