About Us

The UMBC Global Studies Program was launched in 2013. It is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major that features coursework from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students can take elective credits from fifteen different departments in addition to the three required core courses. The program is recognized for its emphasis on the mentoring of student research and the availability of global-local learning and engagement experiences, including study abroad programs and internship and volunteer opportunities.  Though still a relatively new offering at UMBC, Global Studies has produced 11 Fulbright Fellowship winners,  10 other prestigious scholarship winners, 31 undergraduate research presenters, and a valedictorian! Global competence is a top requirement for entry-level jobs in the 21st Century. The GLBL alumni network is already strong and growing each year — locally, nationally, and globally!

Have you secured an internship or co-op for Spring 2023?

The Global Studies Program would like to hear from you!

Have you secured an internship or co-op for the Spring 2023 semester? GLBL would like to hear about it! If you are completing a Global Studies-related internship this semester, please get in touch...

Posted: January 18, 2023, 3:16 PM

Plan to graduate next year? Haven't gone abroad? Take this:

GLBL 496 meets Study Abroad Requirement. Register today!

 There are still seats available in this Spring's GLBL 496: Global Experience Practicum. This 3 credit course focuses will meet in hybrid format Wednesday evenings from 4:30-7 and is perfect for...

Posted: January 18, 2023, 2:51 PM

Looking for Study Abroad Scholarships?

Boren Scholarship Applications Open until Jan 30, 2023

The Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad, an initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office, funds U.S. citizen undergraduates to study languages and cultures deemed...

Posted: December 14, 2022, 1:08 PM