East Meets West: Contrasting Public Health Priorities, Pragmatics and Polemics in the US and India (winter term)

As we head further into the 21st century, India and the U.S. represent our two largest democracies. Based on culture, history, governance and politics, these two countries have adopted similar and unique ways of addressing public health concerns. This course, designed for students who are interested in public health in a global context, will expose you to policy and programmatic frameworks for the delivery of public health services in these two cultures. Click here for more information

New Zealand: Sport, Commerce, and Culture in the Global Marketplace (winter term)

This program will provide you with first hand experience in, and a thorough understanding of, the rapidly expanding global sport marketplace. In this course, we will look at the ways in which New Zealand sport has become an important and instructive site at which globalizing and localizing forces intersect. While in New Zealand, you will be fully immersed in the global and local complexities and relations of the New Zealand sport industry. Click here for more information

IES Abroad Cape Town Summer - Health Studies (summer term)

The IES Abroad Cape Town Summer Health Studies Program is designed for students interested in health-related careers with an emphasis on health care delivery in South Africa. Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities, and is also an ideal location to witness and participate in the South African effort to deliver health care effectively to the country's poorer urban and rural residents. Field visits and field placements provide students first-hand experience with the health issues in Cape Town and in the townships surrounding the city. Click here for more information

Public Health Without Borders

Public Health Without Borders (PHWB) is a globally minded group of students aiming to foster a universal community by educating and serving underrepresented countries. The overall mission of the organization is to reduce health disparities around the world and increase awareness about good health practices, while exposing undergraduate and graduate students to opportunities for responsible and efficacious global development work through faculty-mentored international trips. PHWB at UMD currently has three established programs in Peru, Ethiopia, and Seirra Leone and is in the process of launching a project in Bangladesh. Click here for more information


UMD offers additional Study Abroad experiences which can be found on the Global Maryland page and the Education Abroad page. Internationalize your UMD experience through a myriad of innovative and exciting global opportunities here and abroad!