In mid August students from Northwestern University (NWU) completed the "UMD-NWU International Summer Workshops 2019," a three-week training program held at the University of Maryland.  The Office of International and Executive Programs (OIEP) organized the workshops, which focused on earth science, academic writing, and exploring aspects of U.S. society and culture. 

In addition to academic presentations, trainees participated in site visits and tours at venues in the Maryland-Washington, DC region; these activities supplemented in-class presentations and also gave the NWU students opportunities to experience facets of America's diverse culture.

Upon finishing the workshops, each participant received a certificate of completion signed by Dr. Gregory F. Ball, dean of UMD's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS).

  • Please see below for a selection of workshop photographs and links to additional workshop photo albums.

Dean Gregory Ball and Northwest University students
BSOS Dean Gregory Ball (seated, center) and UMD faculty participate in the graduation ceremony.


Associate Dean Wayne McIntosh and Northwest University students
BSOS Associate Dean Wayne McIntosh offers a warm welcome at the start of the workshops.


Students participate in an Earth Science workshop
Earth Science workshop.


Students particpate in a seminar discussion
Discussion of multicultural education issues draws active participation (OIEP-sponsored workshops encourage this kind of engagement).


Small group discussions during a seminar
BSOS Assistant Dean Kim Nickerson looks on as students conduct small group discussions during his seminar on American society and culture.


Seminar on U.S. history.
Presentation on U.S. history.


Visit to a Civil War museum in Gettsyburg, Pennslvannia.
Visiting the U.S. Civil War museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.


Visit to U.S. Naval Academy
Touring the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.


Visit to Annapolis, Maryland
Sightseeing on the Chesapeake Bay at Annapolis, Maryland.


Please view these additional photo albums associated with the "UMD-NWU International Summer Workshops 2019":

  • Visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center;
  • Bowling and billiards at the "TerpZone";
  • Presentation on "The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in U.S. Educational Settings";
  • Tour of UMD's Nyumburu Cultural Center;
  • Presentations by UMD's Office for Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA);
  • Seminar on American society and culture;
  • Seminar entitled "Introduction to U.S. Immigration";
  • Graduation ceremony.


Northwestern University students in class