July 7, 2020

Dear International Students:

You have probably heard the news that U.S. Immigration and Customs issued a rule on July 6, 2020 that international students will not be able to take ONLY online courses and remain legally in the US this fall.

We understand that these are stressful times, so please know you are welcome and valued at UMB. We value you and the richness that you bring to our Baltimore community as international students. We are here to support you.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has not yet finalized plans for Fall 2020 instruction.  Further details will be forthcoming, but we want you to know that we are working to ensure that you have a quality educational experience this fall. Dr. Jarrell and UMB senior leaders will share additional information as details become finalized.

We are collaborating and consulting with other institutions in the U.S., all of which are facing the same situation.

The Office of International Services and the campus will communicate updates as soon as we are able. Updates will also be posted on the Office of International Services website.

Sincerely,

Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS                                          Amy Ramirez, MA
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs           Director, International Services
Office of Academic Affairs                                      Center for Global Engagement


 

  • GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellowship Application

    The Center for Global Engagement is pleased to announce that the application is open for the second cohort of UMB faculty from all schools learning how to add global content to existing courses or new courses.  Click on the globe to learn more. 

  • Join the UMB Writing Center, Center for Global Engagement and Office of International Services for Perspective in Health, Law and Human Services: Indigenous Languages and Cultures in Our Practice. Click on the image for more information and the RSVP link.

    Join the UMB Writing Center, Center for Global Engagement and Office of International Services for Perspective in Health, Law and Human Services: Indigenous Languages and Cultures in Our Practice. Click on the image for more information and the RSVP link.

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    Our new UMB Global Newsletter is here!

     

    Click on the design to subscribe for our newsletter to follow global news and events.

  • Congratulations 2019 GLOBALtimore Fellows!

    Click on photo for more info about the fellows and the side tab for Curricular Internationalization

  • Global Health Summit

    The Center for Global Education Initiatives was delighted to host the UMB Global Health Summit.  The summit brought together researchers, practitioners, and interprofessional teams that shared their work and engaged in discussions about potential collaborations and project ideas.  Please, click the picture for the summit agenda and photos.

  • Dr. Tanya Sharpe, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Endowed Chair in Social Work at University of Tornoto (on screen) joined Professor Mike Hardy (left) Executive Director of the Coventry University Centre for Trust, Pace and Social Relations, Toby Guerin (Maryland Carey Law), Virginia Rowthorn (CGEI), and Dr. Flav Lilly (Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School) to continue discussions on a joint degree started when UMB hosted RISING Baltimore. Click on photo for more information.

    Dr. Tanya Sharpe, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Endowed Chair in Social Work at University of Tornoto (on screen) joined Professor Mike Hardy (left) Executive Director of the Coventry University Centre for Trust, Pace and Social Relations, Toby Guerin (Maryland Carey Law), Virginia Rowthorn (CGEI), and Dr. Flav Lilly (Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School) to continue discussions on a joint degree started when UMB hosted RISING Baltimore. Click on photo for more information.

  • President Perman and Dr. Roger Ward announced the ACE Internationalization Lab in a launch meeting with the Center for Global Education Initiatives and UMB Internationalization Lab Teams

    President Perman and Dr. Roger Ward announced the ACE Internationalization Lab in a launch meeting with the Center for Global Education Initiatives and UMB Internationalization Lab Teams

  • International SOS

    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. 

The University of Maryland Baltimore Center for Global Engagement (CGE) is the campus hub for interprofessional global health and education. CGE supports the University's mission to improve the human condition globally through teaching, research, and service.

CGE accomplishes its mission by supporting the individual schools on campus with their global activities, as well as several supporting innovative programs open to students and faculty from all schools — including our Interprofessional Global Grant Program, the GLOBALtimore Fellows program, and the President's Global Impact Fund. These hallmark programs support creative faculty scholarship, curricular innovation, and collaborative partnerships with international colleagues and communities. CGE also hosts the UMB Global Newsletter, as well as lecture series, workshops, and conferences on global education and ethics.

CGE's Office of International Services provides support services to international students and scholars who come to UMB from around the world and programs that raise global and intercultural awareness among all UMB students and scholars.

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July 10, 2020  |  Two Ciheb leaders discuss how they are carrying out the fight against infectious disease in Africa, and what lessons they have learned from past disease outbreaks that may help guide efforts at home.

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June 1, 2020  |  Inaugural grantees must adjust or delay their global health projects because of COVID-19.

January 27, 2020  |  UM School of Medicine experts discuss coronavirus, the risks and prevention measures.

November 20, 2019  |  Project Haifa students learn invaluable lessons in Israel and Baltimore

June 6, 2019  |  The University of Maryland, Baltimore welcomes researchers, practitioners, and educators from nine nations to a summit sponsored by UMB’s Center for Global Education Initiatives.

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