What makes you stand out?

Beyond the Classroom is an interdisciplinary living-learning program for upper-level undergraduate students interested in:

  • Internships related to local, national, and global issues.
  • Meaningful and impactful social change.
  • Leadership and advocacy for NPOs and NGOs.
  • Civic engagement and community service.
  • Researching solutions to real-world problems.

Find out more about BTC: Read our brochure.

Our Vision

To prepare talented, diverse undergraduate students from across the University of Maryland to be active and responsible citizens and leaders in a complex, multi-cultural, and global context.

Beyond the Classroom Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • The Revolutionary OptimistsFilm (11/17, 7PM):
    The Revolutionary Optimists tells the story of how slum children in India who become empowered change agents, battling poverty and transforming their neighborhoods with dramatic results.
  • David HartsoughTalk (11/18, 7PM):
    Hear from David Hartsough, author of Waging Peace, about his life as an activist for peace, participating in the U.S. Civil Rights and anti–Vietnam War movements and nonviolent efforts around the world.


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