Travel-study programs, including education abroad, offer tremendous opportunities to enhance your education and experience personal growth. College Park Scholars faculty coordinate several opportunities each year, and the University of Maryland offers a robust Education Abroad catalog.
Recent Travel-Study opportunities offered by Scholars and available to students in all programs
Technology and Society: Ecuador in Context — Led by the Science, Technology, and Society program, students explore the past, present and future roles and impacts of technology across multiple contexts in Ecuador. Using the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cuenca, Ecuador as a setting, students engage in a series of field trips, lectures, guest speakers and service- learning experiences to get a firsthand practical look at the influence of technology on social issues.
Dubai and Hong Kong: Two Powerful Cities — Led by the Business, Society, and Economy program, this course examines the developmental trajectories of these two city states. Students study the current trade relations among Hong Kong and UAE generally and Dubai more specifically. Moreover, the challenges that these two city states face in the current fluctuating global economic and political stages will be discussed in detail.
Belize: Mayan Culture and the Interface between Tropical Rainforests and Coral Reefs — Led by the Life Sciences program, students focus on Mayan civilization and the effect the Mayan people had on their environment. Students visit several Mayan archeological sites in the jungle and will talk about tropical ecology, natural history, and geology of the region.