On June 21st, 2018, the MPS GIS program hosted a orientation luncheon for the first cohort of students from Nanjing Normal Univeristy.
During the course of the program, students spend a year studying at their home institution (NNU) before transferring to the U.S. to complete a six-month residency at UMD prior to graduation. UMD faculty visit NNU to teach some required courses, and all class instruction—whether given in China or the U.S.—is conducted in English.
At the end of the Capstone course there is a final presentation in the form of a "Poster Symposium" (the entire Department of Geographical Sciences—as well as alumni—are invited to attend). The final product serves as a portfolio of what each student has accomplished in the MPSGIS program.
For more information about this program click HERE
Please join us in welcoming them!