University of Maryland and University of Cuenca students

After taking part in a short-term study abroad course that introduced her to students from Ecuador's University of Cuenca, Vera Yevsukov (middle row, second from left) jumped at the chance to take Scholars' first-ever global classroom course between University of Maryland and University of Cuenca.

A Cross-Cultural Venture into Science, Technology and Society

My first experience with Ecuador was in the winter of 2017.

Making a Big School Feel Smaller

When students arrive at the University of Maryland (UMD), many feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the campus and its population. That’s why College Park Scholars works so hard to make a big school feel smaller. We do this by hosting events, encouraging discussions and connecting students with faculty and staff from day one—in other words, by building community.

Scholar Writes Bill to Promote Organ Donation Education

Organ donation was not something of particular concern to Shani Kamberi a few years ago. She recalls watching a 15-minute video on it during her driver’s education class one summer, but the issue didn’t really click.

Then came her senior year in high school. That was when Jonathan Bos, Kamberi’s AP English Literature teacher at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., spoke to the class about organ donation. He had a personal story to tell, having received a heart transplant in 1999.