GC students may fulfill their Global Experience Requirement by gaining acceptance into select GC-designated Global Service programs AND enrolling in a 3-credit course in the Spring or Summer semester called BSGC398A:Global Service (general Education: Diversity-Cultural Competency). This online course requiresdirected readings and reflective writings related to your Global Service/Alternative Break experience.
Your Global Experience requirment will be fulfilled upon successful completion of BOTH your Global Service experience AND BSGC398A. Below is a list of GC-approved Global Service options.
If you are interested in participating in a global service-learning program that is not listed on this page, you will need to have your request revied by a GC staff before enrolling to ensure it meets the requirements of Global Experience. Please contact Natalie Vinski Ibrahim for more information.
GC-approved UMD Alternative Breaks
- Andros, Bahamas: Environmental Conservation and Eco-Tourism
- Los Andes, Guatemala: Sustainable Community Development
- Port-au-Prince, Haiti: International & Grassroots Development & Advocacy
- Cabarete, Dominican Republic: Community Development and Education
- Nashville, Tennessee: Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- Washington, DC: Human Trafficking
- Cuenca, Ecuador: Indigenous Community Development (Must register for BSGC398A through Summer Session)
- Pine Ridge, South Dakota: Native American Rights
- Boston, Massachusetts: From the Roots Up: Planting the Seeds for Food Justice Through Urban Agriculture (Must register for BSGC398A through Summer Session)
Note: UMD AB Programs not listed above will NOT fulfill the Global Experience requirement.
Other Approved Global Service Opportunities
- UMD Engineers Without Borders
- UMD Students Helping Honduras
- Select UMD Hillel Alternative Breaks programs
- UMD Partners in Print (America Reads, America Counts does not apply)
- Latino Student Fund, Riverdale, MD - student tutoring (must complete 60 hours over semester or summer)
- City at Peace, Washington DC - facilitating youth theater projects related to social justice topics (must complete 60 hours over semester or summer)