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Learn how to make a difference - make this summer count!

Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and offers wide-ranging opportunities as a living classroom for student research and hands-on learning. Discover many facets of this historic and complex city while developing community connections that will broaden your perspective on engaged scholarship. Take those credits out of the classroom and make the city a learning laboratory this summer.

Courses by Subject

Subject Catalog Number Course Title
AMST 310 Gender and Inequality
AMST 380 Community in America
AMST 680 Community and Culture
GES 342 Metropolitan Baltimore
GWST 310 Gender And Inequality


Lion Brothers Building

Some classes will occasionally meet downtown in The Lion Brothers Building (UMBC’s new city classroom near Hollins Market) where you can actively learn and discover first-hand what makes Baltimore such a unique and special city. The Lion Brothers Building is located at 875 Poppleton Street and Hollins; across the street from the James McHenry Elementary School and Recreation Center. The building is also close to Café Gourmet, Zella’s Pizzeria, Cup’s Coffee House, and a branch of Harbor Bank. Watch our video with Dr. Kate Drabinski to learn more about Discover Baltimore classes, the city & The Lion Brothers Building.


Just two blocks from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK), with easy access to I-295, I-95, and I-83, the Lion Brothers Building is accessible from campus by UMBC’s Downtown Shuttle, local bus lines, as well as the Charm City Circulator. There is also street parking (free and metered) along the residential roads around the Lion Brothers Building. Students may also park on the UMBC campus (with valid parking permit) and ride the Downtown Shuttle.