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!

GLBL major Farah Helal named USM Student Regent!

Governor Hogan announced Farah Helal's appointment to the USM Board of Regents as a student regent in February and she was formally confirmed in March. She will serve as one of two USM student...

Posted: April 15, 2022, 12:59 PM

Paid US State Department Internships Fall '22 Available!

Deadline: 12 April Interested students, APPLY TODAY!!

The Department of State is accepting internship applications for Fall 2022, applications are due 12 April- that's next Tuesday. If you are interested, start your application today!! For the first...

Posted: April 5, 2022, 3:18 PM

Applications open: Louis L. Kaplan Scholarship

Awards available for students in need!

The Louis L. Kaplan Scholarship is now accepting applications.  This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate students at UMBC who have achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average, have...

Posted: March 28, 2022, 3:29 PM

Global Pathways for Students Albrecht Fellowship Program

Open to Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors

Consider applying to the Global Pathways for Students (GPS) Albrecht Fellowship Program.    The GPS Program is a unique opportunity for 25 high-achieving college students to “get the inside scoop”...

Posted: March 24, 2022, 10:00 AM