Study Abroad

The University of New Mexico understands the need to promote awareness of multicultural issues in today’s global, interdependent society, and believes that studying in another country is an important way of fostering this awareness. Spending time overseas helps students learn about new countries and different cultures, and often students return to New Mexico with a new level of knowledge and new ways of looking at the world.

Each year the UNM Study Abroad department sends over 700 students to every part of the globe. Students are able to spend anywhere from a few weeks to an entire school year learning about new cultures and sharing their lives with a new group of people. Here, some of UNM’s Study Abroad students talk about their experiences overseas, and why spending time in another country is important to a student’s growth. Find out more about UNM’s Study Abroad program at their web site.

Study Abroad Bloggers

Devin P.
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Chengdu, China

Devin P.

Costa Mesa, California
Sophomore - International Studies

Isaac M.
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Tokyo, Japan

Isaac M.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior - Liberal Arts: Computer Animation and Cultural Studies

Miguel S.
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Madrid, Spain

Miguel S.

Farmington, New Mexico
Sophomore - International Studies and Spanish

Yoko K.
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Amritapuri, India

Yoko K.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sophomore - Biology

Zoe C.
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Tallinn, Estonia

Zoe C.

Santa Cruz, California
Sophomore - International Studies and Languages

Past Bloggers

Brenna K.

Brenna K.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Journalism & Mass Communication

Carlette T.

Carlette T.


Elementary Education

Celia R.

Celia R.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Exercise Science

Dakota S.

Dakota S.

Grew Up Nomadic
International Studies

Denver H.

Denver H.

Albuquerque, N.M.
French

Erin B.

Erin B.


International studies, Latin American Studies

Gabriela G.

Gabriela G.


Journalism & Mass Communication

Helena G.

Helena G.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Global Business & Political Science

Jess J.

Jess J.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Sociology

Laural M.

Laural M.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Criminology & Geography (Urban Geography)

Paloma G.

Paloma G.


Political Science & Spanish

Sabah O.

Sabah O.

Roswell, N.M.
Chemistry

Sabrina D.

Sabrina D.

Taos, N.M.
Latin American Studies

Sandra V.

Sandra V.

Mexico City, Mexico
Biology/Spanish with minor in Portuguese

Skye F.

Skye F.

Albuquerque, N.M.
International Studies

Tressa L.

Tressa L.

Albuquerque, N.M.
English Literature

Trevor A.

Trevor A.

Rio Rancho, NM
Civil Engineering

Zoe A.

Zoe A.

St. Louis. Missouri
Linguistics, Portuguese, and Spanish

Budapest

Is there a better way to relax after a long semester than to juggle airport security, transportation, bags, and check-ins? Not in a million years, those are the best. (Disclaimer: This is a joke.) But that is what I decided to do, and so a month ago I scheduled a flight the day after my […]

End of the Semester!!!

Well folks, that’s a wrap. (On that semester, not really on anything else. I will be back next semester…and later with another blog).  An interesting fact about the Spanish education system is that the exams for the fall semester for Spanish, year-long, and Erasmus students take place in January… yes, after the holidays… after you […]

Winter Break In Thailand?

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Vacation has been unreal. Leaving 45 degree weather in Chengdu, China and coming to 85 degree weather in Bangkok, Thailand. I didn’t even mind sweating all day long! 😅 Bangkok was wonderful. A huge reason it was so great is because one of my best friends Mike came and met me all the way from […]

Japanese Culture Event! =D

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Hey everyone! The past two weeks have been so much fun, and educational at the same time. So first the educational stuff. For my history class I was assigned to visit a temple and do a report on it. This temple was called the Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple and the history on it was interesting in […]

Thanksgiving Abroad?

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Went to the BMX World Championships! Ran the America table at the schools cultural festival. Watched Chubbs for my friends going on a trip. Had thanksgiving in China? Ate some crickets at the yellow dragon village (黄龙溪). Went to a Danny Avila concert. My friend invited me to watch the World Championships of BMX! She […]

Little weekend Getaways

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Now that I am down to my last week here in Amrita University, I have been pretty busy with all my classes and the research project I have been working on. It’s the end of November and it continues to be 90 degrees with endless sunshine. Therefore, it was necessary for me to take advantage […]