OIA's central office (1122 Holzapfel Hall) promotes all aspects of the overall OIA mission of enhancing the international activities and character of UMD.
OIA central office personnel
- administering small faculty/staff grants programs, to assist with travel or study abroad course development
- assisting faculty/staff applications to Fulbright and other external grants programs
- administering the campus international awards that recognize outstanding work by faculty and professional staff
Among UMD's goals is a significant international experience for all UMD students, whether via a study abroad program, an internship opportunity with international companies, or one of several campus-based programs providing inter-cultural learning experiences.
More than ten percent of UMD students come from outside the U.S., placing Maryland, for more than 15 years, among the top 20 U.S. universities serving international students. We are proud to host these outstanding students, and strive to facilitate a positive learning and living experience for our international students.