There's a reason the University of Maryland, College Park is among the 275 U.S. colleges and universities that partner with IES Abroad. 

You might hear that it's our 70+ years of study abroad expertise. Or that we've been named Top Study Abroad Organization two years in a row based on student reviews. Or even that we offer 130+ programs in 30 locations around the world and millions of dollars in scholarships and aid. All of which would be true. But there's one thing that shines through everything we do, and that's our unwavering commitment to you. 

At IES Abroad, everything we do is about our students—from one-on-one predeparture advising to programming that is designed with your academic and personal goals in mind. Plus, as a UMD student, you're automatically eligible for our $2,000 Public University Grant and can apply for additional scholarships and aid. 

As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing. Discover more about what sets us apart, and start your adventure today. 

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Study Abroad & Internship Programs

Studying abroad with IES Abroad is more than going from here to there. It’s an exhilarating challenge of academic and cultural immersion, plus a whole lot of fun. UMD approves many of our programs, so check with your study abroad office to confirm which ones.

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What's Included

There's more to study abroad than just getting on a plane. That's why we have a dedicated staff in the United States and around the world to make sure your housing, insurance, course registration, and more are taken care of.

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Scholarships & Aid

As a UMD student, you automatically receive a $2,000 Public University Grant for a semester IES Abroad program. You also may be eligible to apply for our scholarship for students at land-grant universities among other scholarships and aid.

Contact Your IES Abroad Representative

Because every campus is different, your representative knows the policies and procedures at the University of Maryland, and will provide assistance based on your individual, unique needs.  

Curious about a specific program? Have questions about the application? Don't hesitate to reach out! 

Once you apply to a program, your representative will connect you with your personal advisor who can assist with all things predeparture: understanding your visa process, preregistering for classes, learning about your housing options, and more. 

Starting now until you return home, we're here to support you every step of the way. 

“I feel confident that I can travel anywhere and figure out any situation, because if I could do this (and do it in Spanish) then I can do anything - including, hopefully, return to Ecuador one day.”
Katie V. • University of Maryland, College Park • Galápagos Islands

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