Students interested in studying abroad should visit the Education Abroad Office for a list of all study abroad programs.  The University of Maryland (UMD) offers short-term (summer, winter and spring break), semester long, and year long study abroad programs all over the world.  The Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) Department does not have a preferential country for study abroad; students are encouraged to study abroad wherever they are interested.

Current CCJS Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

CCJS 458A Human Trafficking in Context: Reactions to Human Trafficking in Thailand (3 credits)

Human trafficking, while not widely understood, ranks among the most severe and lucrative of criminal enterprises around the world. During this course, you will be exposed to the consequences of and reactions to human trafficking in an international context, specifically in Thailand. You will spend your time in the Northern region of the country, visiting both Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Highlights of the two-week trip will include cultural excursions, speaking engagements with knowledgeable people on the state of human trafficking in Thailand, and volunteer work at the Development and Education Programme for Daughters and Communities Centre, an NGO that works primarily to prevent and to protect children and youth from being trafficked into exploitative labour conditions. Through these activities, you will gain exposure to and an understanding of human trafficking in a way that is not possible in the United States.  The faculty leaders for CCJS 458A are: Dr. Wendy Stickle and Christine White.


Study Abroad Programs with a CCJS Focus

The University of Surrey (United Kingdom)

Guildford, United Kingdom

The University of Surrey is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. If you are studying at one of our partner institutions, coming to study at Surrey for a full academic year or a semester is a great opportunity. The University is situated in beautiful green surroundings, yet it is just 35 minutes by train from London.  Undergraduate students will be taking classes in the Department of Sociology, which has excellent options for sociology and criminology & criminal justice majors.  The University of Surrey is named one of the top 5 UK Sociology Departments in the Times Good University Guide, the Guardian University Guide and the Complete University Guide.

For more information on the exchange program with the University of Surrey, please visit the Education Abroad website:


Maryland-in-Copenhagen (Denmark)

This program only offers one CCJS course, but there is a heavy social science course offering.  The Danish Institute for Study Abroad is a government-recognized, high-quality study abroad program established in 1959 with over 1500 students coming each year. Most courses will be taken at DIS; however, some courses take place at the University of Copenhagen or the Copenhagen Business School. Courses are taught in English by Danish faculty who bring a European point of view and personal experience from research, government, management and the professions to the classroom. Their teaching is strongly enhanced by an extensive program of course-related field studies and study tours in the Balkans, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Sweden, and the UK.

For more information on Maryland-in-Copenhagen (Denmark), please visit the Education Abroad website:

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