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In partnership with communities here and abroad, the University of Maryland, Baltimore Center for Global Education Initiatives addresses global challenges by developing experiential learning opportunities and interprofessional solutions with creative faculty scholarship, curricular innovation, and educational programs. Our vision is a borderless world where communities collaborate toward better health for all. Global is local and local is global.
CGEI faculty grantees and their international collaborators mentor interprofessional student teams during winter and summer programs. Projects take faculty and students to Africa, Asia, and South America. Read about their project experiences.
Zambia global health interprofessional team
Faculty from the School of Pharmacy and the Institute of Human Virology mentor an interprofessional team of four students. Read about their project experience in assessing antibiotic use practices at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.
Register with International SOS before leaving on your trip. This is the University of Maryland, Baltimore's resource to provide medical assistance, international health care, and security services while you are traveling overseas. Its Assistance Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Download the International SOS app to your phone; it will give you the quickest way to access services if you need them during your travels.
A focus on global-to-local efforts published
A dedicated issue of Annals of Global Health features the work that came out of UMB's national roundtable hosted by the Center for Global Education Initiatives.
The roundtable focused on the best practices and models of global-to-local work and how to bridge this divide in academia and global communities.
The editors of the issue are UMB faculty members Virginia Rowthorn (law), Lori Edwards (nursing), Jane Lipscomb (nursing), and Jody Olsen (social work).
Bridging global and local communities
Faculty and student global experiences
Community development and service learning
Workstudy positions are available for the Center for Global Education Initiatives. Join our team!
For medical students: Check out the new AAMC's Visiting Student Learning Opportunities that allow UMB medical students to find global clinical internships and rotations that are approved by SOM. Contact our office for more information.
Traveling abroad? Visit our international safety and security assistance center's webpage, International SOS, to register your trip and find out more about the country you are visiting. For more travel tips, please go to our international travel resources section.
Read about students' global experiences.