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International Students

UMBC recognizes that international students have unique concerns. International Education Services (IES) has provided this list of resources responding to the most frequent concerns international students are reporting. Questions? Please contact ies@umbc.edu for support.

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Travel Information

  • Travelers should review the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.
  • Following guidance from the Governor, all University-related out-of-state travel for faculty, students, or staff, is currently suspended. We do not recommend making future University-related travel purchases at this time.
  • We also strongly advise against any personal non-essential international or national travel. If you choose to travel, know that even a country not currently experiencing widespread ongoing transmission could be declared a high-risk area, resulting in heightened exposure to the virus, difficulty with departure, immigration barriers in returning to the U.S., and possible quarantine or self-isolation upon arriving in the U.S. If you are traveling in the U.S., be aware of how the area you are traveling to may be impacted and plan accordingly.
  • Based on the latest guidance and information, UMBC has suspended ALL study abroad programs for the summer 2020 and fall 2020 terms. Students who have questions related to the suspension of their study abroad program or who require other assistance should email educationabroad@umbc.edu.
  • The University System of Maryland and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance on self-quarantine and other forms of exposure risk management.
  • Decisions to suspend a program and instructions on next steps will be communicated directly to affected students and their designated emergency contacts. Students planning to travel abroad in the summer or fall will also receive further communication from the Office of International Education Services.