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Why more UMD students are choosing to spend winter abroad

Unwind magazine

By Jamie Weissman
Senior staff writer

Every year, the University of Maryland sends a number of students around the world for a semester of travel and study. However, not all students can fit the adventure into their academic schedules. Enter winter terms abroad, an option a growing number of students are choosing.

“They’re really wonderful, academic experiences unique to Maryland where students can really use the world as their classroom,” education abroad adviser Conrad Zeutenhorst said.

Hannah Chi and a friend in Pucon, Chile, on a winter break. Photo courtesy of Hannah Chi Hannah Chi and a friend in Pucon, Chile, on a winter break. Photo courtesy of Hannah Chi

Sophomore government and politics major Hannah Chi knows firsthand about using the world as her classroom. In December 2014, she traveled to Chile for a three-week stay during which she went to Santiago, Valparaiso and Pucon to study Chilean literature and social democracy. Chi visited historical buildings and painted a school for young children, a highlight of…

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