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Welcome to CGE

The Center of Global Engagement (CGE) provides activities, services and advising for study abroad students, international students, international faculty, researchers and scholars at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

The CGE is dedicated to supporting and facilitating global academic initiatives by advancing the international exchange of students, scholars, and faculty and by providing leadership in intercultural learning.

Universities are inherently international institutions of scholarship and knowledge that we all share, and UMBC is no exception. We have undergraduate and graduate students from over 100 countries. Our faculty includes scholars from distinguished universities all over the world. Our growing international curriculum prepares our students for a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

The CGE provide the UMBC community with various support through the following internationally specialized units:

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is dedicated to supporting UMBC’s international student and scholar community. The office offers a variety of programming and services to assist students and scholars in pursuit of their academic, personal, and professional goals.

The Education Abroad Office helps UMBC students find a summer, winter, semester or academic year study abroad program that will enable them earn credits toward their UMBC degree while having a life-changing experience in one of dozens of countries around the world.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards grants each year to rising and graduating seniors, current graduate students, and recent alumni students who are thinking of earning a Master’s degree, conducting research or teaching English in more than 140 countries worldwide.

The English Language Institute (ELI) provides high quality training to those who need strengthen their English skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and/or grammar for their personal and professional goals. The programs include Intensive English Program (IEP), Academic English Program (AEP), TESOL, Test Prep (TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE), skill-focused training (e.g., Accent Reduction, Professional/Business Writing, Conversation Skills, etc.) and more. The ELI also assists UMBC as a whole by providing cross cultural services in an ever changing world.

In the Center for Global Engagement, the area of International Partnerships is the main point of contact for the partnerships that contribute to the work of the English Language Institute (ELI), Education Abroad, International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS), the Fulbright Program, and international research collaborations.