Pre-Departure Orientation

UMD & Affiliate Program Participants

Congratulations on your decision to study abroad! The more you prepare for your experience, the more you’ll enjoy it. Please read the carefully compiled materials, as even the most experienced travelers can find new and useful information. Be safe and have a wonderful experience.

—UMD Study Abroad Team

Pre-Departure Orientation

UMD and Affiliate program participants are required to attend a synchronous orientation. 

UMD Email Account | Staying Connected

Email is the official form of communication at UMD. We expect you to check your UMD email account regularly. 

  • Email is the easiest and most efficient way to reach our office, should an issue arise while abroad 
  • Email is the optimal (and only) way for UMD to contact you while abroad regarding matters such as:
    • financial aid
    • registration queue times


Program Specific Orientation Information

UMD Study Abroad Programs 

Affiliate Programs

For further details to prepare for your program, refer to your program provider.