Miles to Go Before They Sleep

By: Kait McCaffrey
Aug 2, 2019

UMBC students gather for a group photo in Colombia.
(UMBC students gather for a group photo in Colombia.)

Nothing ruins a summer day like the invastion of bees, mosquitoes, and ants. Luckily, our UMBC students encountered a very different kind of bug this summer – the travel bug. UMBC’s Education Abroad Office coordinated five faculty-led trips this summer to explore Wales, Spain, France, Italy, and Colombia. While abroad, students had the opportunity to gain college credits, while also immersing themselves in a new culture. Even though they conveniently forgot to send us a postcard, they were kind enough to share some photos from their adventures.


In addition to these summer study abroad opportunities, this is the first year UMBC is offering Dawg Days Abroad. This program, facilitated by UMBC Education Abroad and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, gives new Retrievers the chance to go abroad before classes even begin. Nearly 30 students are traveling to Bristol, England for two weeks as part of their orientation programming. Check our their social media ambassador’s blog here and visit the UMBC and Education Abroad Instagram accounts to be part of the fun!

Photos courtesy of Sam Hertl ’22, Pauline Rozario ’20, Olubusola Opesanmi ’19, Bria Hamlett ’21, and Caylie Middleton ’08.

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