About 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 80 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 offices:

The ISSS provides services and advising on visa related matters both before and during their visit to UMBC.

The Education Abroad helps UMBC students find a summer, semester or academic year study abroad program that will let 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 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.