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

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Madrid, Spain

Miguel S.

Farmington, New Mexico
Sophomore - International Studies and Spanish

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

Semester in Review…

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So I’m back in Albuquerque, enjoying the altitude sickness and cold dry air once more. I’ve been thinking a lot about my time in Brazil; what it meant to me, how I got there, and the amazing experiences I had. It wasn’t easy, but it was the best decision of my life. When I landed […]

Riding North for the Winter

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It wasn’t too long before I left that I had even begun to make plans for this adventure. On the morning of December 11th, I set off on my bike from my Lupton residence here in Leeds with the destination being The Lake District.  Without much time to spare, I packed a large backpack full […]

Countdown to Christmas

Now that I’ve finished my exams and we got a big snowfall over the weekend, it really is beginning to feel and look like Christmas here in Bergen! Last week was “dead week” for most people, so it was our chance to get out and explore how this rainy city gets into the holiday spirit! […]

The Land of Fire and Ice!

December is almost here, and I can hardly believe it. Exams are hot on my heels, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still have some fun, so before the crunch time of exams and projects got in full swing, two of my suitemates and I decided to spend a week in Iceland! You guys, it […]

The Student Fight In Brazil

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Here at USP, education is and has always been a hot topic. How can it not be? The university is renowned for its engineering department and history of important research, and is on many lists internationally as the top university in Latin America. But for students and professors here, it is much more personal. As […]

Food Part 2!

In my first food post, I wrote about a couple of things that are stereotypically Norwegian, but Norway no longer lives only on fish and weird cheese! So what other foods is Norway obsessed with?   Grandiosa Pizza In the States, we have Top Ramen. In Norway, they have Grandiosa. Because higher education is free, […]

Adventuring in Paulista

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São Paulo is a 24/7 city. No matter the time of day, there are parties to go to, coxinhas to buy and eat, and places to see. No where is this more true than on Avenida Paulista, the city’s epicenter of nightlife, shopping, and all things São Paulo. Conveniently situated on the yellow Metro line, […]