The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) encourages you to stretch and grow by extending your study experience abroad. Living in another country can inspire you to approach  research from an exciting new global perspective as you learn how another culture handles daily and lifelong challenges.  You will gain a deeper understanding and respect for your host country and see your own country through a new lens.  Studying abroad can expand your understanding of the world and give you different views of international affairs, from politics to economics to social issues.  The earlier you start making your study abroad plans the more options you will have.  Here are general advising guidelines when planning education abroad.

Suggested Programs for Each BSOS Major

Making $tud¥ Abroad Affordabl

Upcoming Faculty-Led Programs

Education Abroad Website

Linguistic and Cultural Immersion

Health and Safety Information for Students Going Abroad Independently (Includes links to State Department international travel website, information for women travelers, UMD Health Center's International Travel Clinic and more)

Rola Saleh, Junior Government & Politics major and IDCM & Middle Eastern Studies double minor in front of the Sydney Opera House Andrew Aggabao, Senior, Government & Politics major and Asian American Studies Minor, with a baby Joey at a petting zoo in Sydney.

Leilani Padua, Senior Government & Politics Major, at the entrance of the Macquarie University campus Ashley Brown, Junior Government and Politics Major and IDCM Minor, in front of the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Global Terrorism Studies Winter Trip to Australia



Berlin and Tübingen, Germany - Winter Study Abroad Program

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