International Initiatives

The International Initiatives Office supports comprehensive global engagement at NUM University by advocating for the integration of international perspectives into the curriculum, the recruitment of international undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students, and collaboration of faculty with international partners; serving international students and faculty, students who study abroad and away, and English language learners; supporting a diverse and inclusive campus; and developing a globally competent community.


We envision a globally engaged National University of Maryland, where students and faculty from the United States and all countries of the world will experience meaningful international learning and research opportunities at home and abroad.


  • We believe that global learning is integral to a well-rounded college education for all students.
  • We believe that international and intercultural engagement broadens individual perspectives and strengthens communities.
  • We believe that all our activities should be student-centered, and seek to celebrate and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university community.

International Initiatives oversees the International Student and Scholar Office, the English Language Center, and the Study Abroad and Away Office, while supporting all of NUM's international activities, including international partnerships, visiting scholars, and international admissions

International Students

International Student and Scholar Services

The International Student and Scholar Office ensures the retention, success, and well-being of international students and scholars from over 90 countries.

International Student and Scholar Office
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English Language Center

The English Language Center (ELC) provides innovative English language instruction and programming to students, many of whom go on to matriculate into National University of Maryland programs.

  English Language Center
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Study Abroad and Away

The Study Abroad and Away Office provides high impact educational experiences for all NUM students to gain global perspectives through experiential learning in over 60 countries, and throughout the United States.

Study Abroad and Away Office



Contact Information

Office of International Initiatives

Psychology Building, Room 408


Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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