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

Coleen G.
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Montreal, Canada

Coleen G.

Wasilla, Alaska
Junior - Civil Engineering

Devan E.
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Aberdeen, Scotland

Devan E.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior - Anthropology and Political Science

Ennedith L.
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Peru, Boliva

Ennedith L.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Junior - International Studies

Ever O.
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Seoul, South Korea

Ever O.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior - Business Administration, Concentration: International Management

Helena G.
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Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia

Helena G.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Senior - Political Science, Spanish and Honors Interdisciplinary: Liberal Arts

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

Devin P.

Devin P.

Costa Mesa, California
International Studies

Erin B.

Erin B.


International studies, Latin American Studies

Gabriela G.

Gabriela G.


Journalism & Mass Communication

Isaac M.

Isaac M.

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

Jess J.

Jess J.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Sociology

Laural M.

Laural M.

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

Miguel S.

Miguel S.

Farmington, New Mexico
International Studies and Spanish

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

Yoko K.

Yoko K.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Biology

Zoe A.

Zoe A.

St. Louis. Missouri
Linguistics, Portuguese, and Spanish

Zoe C.

Zoe C.

Santa Cruz, California
International Studies and Languages

Altitude Sickness

One of the beauties of studying abroad is testing new limits for yourself. Having a daily routine tends to put us in a comfort zone that could easily become restricting. Because I have always lived in ABQ and the mountains are easily down the street, I thought I knew everything there is to know about […]

Jueves Cultural

October has been quite a stressful month considering that we just had midterms this past week. One thing I tend to do when it comes to exams or college in general is doubt myself and my abilities. In school it is easy to get carried away with the stress and pressure that comes with being a […]

My First Week in Aberdeen: “Ahin aa ower the back!”

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Walking off the plane, as I was greeted with fresh air for the first time in 28 hours, a brisk chill struck me. It wasn’t terrible, but jarring because when I left Albuquerque it was in the 90’s. As the excitement of finally arriving kicked in, however, it no longer felt cold. Every night I […]