Special Experiences

There is more to Maryland than what you learn in the classroom. Whatever experience you are looking for to round out your education, we are here to help.

Living and Learning Programs >

Nothing connects students more than our highly regarded Living and Learning Programs, where students with a common interest share residence halls, classrooms, faculty and friendships to dig deep into contemporary topics and get unique research experiences. Half of all first-year students find their niche in one of these programs. To be considered for a Living and Learning Program, you must apply for freshman admission by the priority Nov. 1 deadline.

Education Abroad >

An education at Maryland does not just extend beyond the classroom. It goes beyond borders. Our Education Abroad program sends more than 1,500 undergraduates each year to over 60 international locations. You can study abroad for a year, semester, summer or winter, and globalize your network, earn credit toward your degree, and get skills critical to your success at Maryland and beyond. Admitted freshmen can even study abroad before arriving on campus through Terrapin Take-Off and the Destinations London and Rome programs.

Research >

As soon as they step foot on campus, Terps can begin creating new knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of their academic field through the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. Across its unique programs, Maryland students can connect with faculty to pursue scholarly research or artistic endeavors and then share them with the university community.

Internships >

Earning an internship is a great way to get real-world experience and jumpstart your career. With plenty of opportunities on campus and across the region, academic advisors and internship coordinators can help you get hands-on professional experience in a supervised environment.

International Services >

While our students hail from over 150 countries, they quickly come to call Maryland home. The International Student & Scholar Services office assists international students with the process of apply to Maryland, advises on immigration requirements and provides resources to assist with transitioning to campus.

Veterans Services >

The University of Maryland recognizes the extraordinary contributions of members of our armed services, and we understand the unique challenges of transitioning into a university environment. With a community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have served in the US military, Veteran Student Life supports a seamless transition from military life to civilian college life and provides support for continued growth in mind, body and spirit.


As a Land Grant university, Maryland has a long history of providing military training for its students. The university currently offers Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs for the United States Air Force, Army and Navy, and each works to train and commission the finest officer candidates in in the nation.

Career Center >

Whether you’re looking to gain experience through an internship, fine tune your resume, practice your interviewing skills or evaluate a job offer, the Career Center has you covered. You’ll receive support at every stage of your career development and will be prepared to pursue a meaningful career path through high-quality services, resources and instruction.

Diversity and Inclusion >

The University of Maryland is committed to “inclusive excellence”—the notion that in order to educate our students with excellence, in order to foster outstanding research and scholarship, and in order to be national and global leaders, we must be diverse and inclusive. Through programs and resources, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports equity and diversity initiatives on campus and beyond.

Multi-Ethnic Student Education >

The Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education works to serve the more than 10,000 undergraduate multi-ethnic students. By serving these students in all academic, personal, and programmatic endeavors, Maryland strives to increase rates of matriculation, retention, graduation, and overall GPA.

First Year Book Program >

Each year through the First Year Book Program, the University of Maryland selects a book that will provide a shared intellectual experience for all first-year students, faculty, and staff. The First Year Book signals to incoming students the importance we place on intellectual engagement across the curriculum. It creates an opportunity for all of us to look at a topic, issue, or experience from different perspectives.

Undergraduate Catalog >

The Undergraduate Catalog provides information pertaining to undergraduate academic programs, including course descriptions and program requirements, and sets forth the university’s academic, registration and graduation policies and regulations. Program requirements contained in the Undergraduate Catalog supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department.

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