Supporting Our International Students

You’ll have all of the academic and community support you need to be successful.

Academic Success Center

Comprehensive undergraduate academic support services to help you reach your goals through tutoring and supplemental study sessions.

Writing Center

Writing Center tutors, who go through a rigorous recommendation and training process, offer in-person and online tutoring.

Global Ambassadors

A diverse group of current international students who help create a welcoming and considerate community for our international students.

Career Center

Services include career advising and counseling, networking events, on-campus recruiting, on-campus interviews, career and professional skills education, and applied learning opportunities (internships, co-ops, and research).

English Language Institute (ELI)

ELI provides English training and also assists matriculated international students to further enhance their academic English skills through courses such as professional English, pronunciation, and GRE preparation courses.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

An added layer of support comes from our ISSS staff, dedicated to helping you to achieve your academic, personal, and professional goals through a variety of programs and services.

Immigration Advising

Navigate the U.S. visa process and maintain valid immigration status with guidance from ISSS staff.

Community Building

Make important connections within the UMBC community and beyond through ISSS programs.

Work and Internships

Access the benefits of Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), and other employment authorizations available to international students.