Study Maryland is only possible through support from community members and organizations



EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. 

Maryland Higher Education Commission


The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) coordinates the growth and development of postsecondary education in Maryland and establishes statewide policies for public and private colleges, universities, and private career schools. MHEC reviews and approves the start-up and continuation of new colleges and universities in Maryland as well as requests for new academic programs at established schools. Additionally, MHEC serves as the administrator for state financial aid programs.


US Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. The US Commercial Service is a founding partner of MIEC and Study Maryland.

Affiliated Organizations

Study Maryland is proud to partner with select Affiliated Organization who support the mission to promote international education in Maryland and beyond.

American International Recruitment Council

The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership association recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as a Standards Development Organization (SDO). AIRC was founded in 2008 by senior U.S. education leaders to safeguard the interests of both international students and enrolling institutions through the promotion of ethical, standards-based international recruitment strategies. AIRC’s members work together to establish quality standards for international student placement in the United States.

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Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc.


Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc. ('BSC') is a non-profit, volunteer organization that aims to promote mutual economic development, educational, cultural, health/environmental and other cooperation and exchanges between Baltimore, Maryland and its international sister cities. BSC activities are designed to benefit the City of Baltimore, its residents and the business community by supporting the Mayoral Initiatives of the City of Baltimore and the goals of the Sister Cities International organization. At present BSC has relationships with cities in China, Egypt, Greece, Japan. Liberia, the Netherlands and South Korea.

CEA Study Abroad

For more than 20 years, CEA has been providing students and universities with study and intern abroad programs that further student academic and personal development.  

Mission: To create and facilitate opportunities for academic achievement, global competence and personal growth through quality international education.

As students and universities grow ever more cognizant of the key role study abroad plays in gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience that characterize globally competent and employable graduates, CEA is positioned to support these needs. 



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At CISabroad, we know that our lives were transformed by international experiences. Every day we strive to create a more connected and compassionate world, one person at a time.  CISabroad provides innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens.  Our values are: Passion, Fun, Cultural Awareness, Being Helpful, Change & Growth, Teamwork, and Good Ideas. These create the foundation for our work, and you can see our commitment to our values in everything that we do. 

Global Experiences


Global Experiences was founded in 2001 and is solely dedicated to internship programming with international internship placements lasting between 8 and 15 weeks in nearly every career field imaginable. Along with a full-time internship, interns are provided with furnished accommodation, cultural events and day trips, professional networking events, and on-site support in 11 global cities.

Institute for Study Abroad


 IFSA was founded in 1988 as a provider of study abroad programming for U.S. undergraduates. With student success in mind, the organization creates global learning environments designed to foster the development of critical perspectives, knowledge and skills essential for students to thrive in the future.

Offering more than 100 programs in 19 countries, IFSA is committed to providing all students equal access to the opportunities and benefits of a study abroad experience. IFSA draws upon theory and evidence-based practice to create a variety of program models and flexible academic options in alignment with the needs of partners and students.

Institute for American Universities


The mission of the Institute for American Universities is to provide excellence in international education, inspire intercultural awareness, and prepare students for success in a global community through the study of European and Mediterranean history, languages, cultures, and contemporary issues.

LADO International Institute


At LADO, our goal is to help you realize your dreams by providing high-quality, efficient, and affordable English programs, based on the linguistic research of Dr. Robert Lado. We are proud of our diverse student community and our attentive teachers and staff, and we are passionate about providing our students a welcoming  yet challenging environment.

World Education Services 

Founded in 1974, World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve their higher education and professional goals by evaluating and advocating for the recognition of international education qualifications.With a staff representing 37 nations and speaking over 40 languages, WES has delivered evaluations to more than 1.5 million people worldwide that are recognized by more than 2,500 educational, business, and governmental institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.

WES has set the standard of excellence in the field of international mobility with our world-class credential evaluations, research, training and ongoing support for international students and skilled immigrants in the U.S. and Canada.


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