IES provides activities, services and advising for study abroad students, international students, international faculty, researchers and scholars at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). We provide services and advising on visa related matters both before and during their visit to UMBC. IES is also home to the Study Abroad Office. The Study Abroad Office is the branch of IES that helps UMBC students find a summer, semester or academic year study abroad program that will let them earn credits toward their UMBC degree while having a life-changing experience in one of dozens of countries around the world.

The Office of International Education Services is dedicated to supporting and facilitating global academic initiatives by advancing the international exchange of students, scholars and faculty and by providing leadership in intercultural learning through study abroad.

Universities are inherently international institutions of scholarship and knowledge that we all share, and UMBC is no exception. We have undergraduate and graduate students from over 80 countries. Our faculty includes scholars from distinguished universities all over the world. Our growing international curriculum prepares our students for a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Recent Submissions

  • A Basic Formula for Effective International Student Services 

    Di Maria, David L. (2020-08-15)
    The effective delivery of support services for international students has been the subject of professional discourse for nearly a century (Wheeler, King & Davidson, 1925). While scholars have long examined the problem of ...