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

Celia R.
study abroad
Seoul, South Korea

Celia R.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Junior - Exercise Science

Dakota S.
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Rabat, Morocco

Dakota S.

Grew Up Nomadic
Junior - International Studies

Helena G.
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Zagreb, Croatia

Helena G.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Junior - Global Business & Political Science

Skye F.
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Tallinn, Estonia

Skye F.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Sophomore - International Studies

Past Bloggers

Brenna K.

Brenna K.

Albuquerque, N.M.
Journalism & Mass Communication

Carlette T.

Carlette T.


Elementary Education

Denver H.

Denver H.

Albuquerque, N.M.
French

Erin B.

Erin B.


International studies, Latin American Studies

Gabriela G.

Gabriela G.


Journalism & Mass Communication

Paloma G.

Paloma G.


Political Science & Spanish

Sabrina D.

Sabrina D.

Taos, N.M.
Latin American Studies

Tressa L.

Tressa L.

Albuquerque, N.M.
English Literature

Scattered Thoughts of a Pleb in Maghreb

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With mixed feelings, I’m beginning to contemplate the end of my year abroad. In only a month and a half I will bid Morocco بسلامة, and as much as I’m pining for quality burritos, easy access to swimming pools and unabashedly showing off my knees again in public, there’s a lot that will be hard […]

Spring in Korea

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Spring is the most beautiful and pleasant time of the year almost anywhere, and Korea is not an exception. Spring is also, predictably so, the peak of tourist season. It is essentially when the country comes back to life after the (way too-) long, harsh winter (yes, I’m very New Mexican. It was cold. I […]

What the heck is going on in South Korea?

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Recently, South Korea has been a bit of a mess. There is heightened tension with North Korea leading to the decision to implement the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, problems with China because of it, and the impeachment of former president Park Guen Hye. This post will be a bit long, but stick […]

Practical Research

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If you are planning a trip abroad anytime in the near future, one of the biggest tips that I wish I had known before I left was to do some practical research on my destination country. Googling “beautiful places Croatia” is perfectly fine and all but it’s just the beginning. What I mean by ‘practical’ […]

Can You Travel Too Much?! Traveling Abroad Student Guide

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During my time abroad I have had my fair share of traveling and have learned that traveling is an important part of any study abroad experience. However, a student can easily fall into the trap of traveling too much or not traveling enough. Also, when an exchange student contemplates traveling they also have to consider […]

Shoes Inhibit the Imagination

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Tetouan is a stunning, but strange city for a weekend hiking trip. Looking past the mountain vistas, wooded hills and the terraced souq, I noticed a startling amount of untreated mental illness. Tetouan’s resources are probably like any other city in Morocco, but a cursory observation left me quite saddened. The numbers of homeless/beggars in […]