Classes that are linked or clustered during a semester are the essence a learning community. As a student, you may want to consider a cluster that relates to an interdisciplinary theme. This learning experience builds community among students, between students and faculty, and among faculty members.

For more information contact:
Undergraduate Studies
2130 Mitchell Bldg.
Phone: 301.405.0966
http://www.ugst.umd.edu/

Carillon Communitites - is a one year living and learning option for freshmen who enroll in Letters and Sciences. Each of the communities is anchored by two 3 credit courses and a 1 credit Introduction to the University Course specially tailored for students in Carillon Communities. Students invited into the program, have the opportunity to choose from 3 options under the Carillon Communities umbrella. The admission process for this opportunity is managed by the Admissions Office. Students have the opportunity to choose from among three options under the Carillon Communities umbrella: iGive, Once and Future Planet, and Write Now. 
2405 Marie Mount Hall
Phone: 301.405.9396
www.carillon.umd.edu

Federal Semester - gives students a close look at the formation of federal policy in Washington. Students will learn about the creation and application of federal policy in a topical area and then apply this knowledge through a policy internship in the federal government or a related organization.
2407 Marie Mount Hall
Phone: 301.314.1920
http://www.federalsemester.umd.edu/

Global Semester in Washington - gain international experience without leaving the country.  Learn from the teaching and successes of expert practitioners in the field.  Intern at international organizations, agencies, embassies, and more.
2407 Marie Mount Hall
Phone: 301.314.1920
http://www.globalsemester.dc/umd/edu/