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.
study abroad
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

Devin P.
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Chengdu, China

Devin P.

Costa Mesa, California
Sophomore - International Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

A Week in Montreal

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The first week of classes and of living in Montreal is in the books! It has been a wild week. I kept track of surprising moments and noted subtle cultural differences but already things are starting to feel less foreign. I have familiarized myself with the school and the shops surrounding my small neighborhood. I […]

Lima, the city of many wonders

For the past three weeks I have been in Lima, Peru. Time is actually going by pretty quick considering that I am only in Peru for a semester and still have a lot to learn and explore. For one, jumping from super dry heat to a humid cold winter was a slight shock (luckily, I […]

One Year Later

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I have been in Ecuador for one week and it feels like I have been here for a year, minus the language skills that come with living somewhere for an extended period of time. I am beginning to settle in: I found my school, I can get around my neighborhood without getting lost, I am […]

Pre-Departure Prep for Montreal – Goodbye Alaska

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My departure date has been an exciting and nerve-wracking prospect approaching all summer. In Alaska working remotely, I made sure to stay busy. Spending the summer well has helped me feel ready to go. Running with my family’s dog, spending lots of time in the wilderness, and lots of time with friends and family. With […]

T-Minus 50 x 2

As I get ready to leave, I can’t help but think that this opportunity is a result of generational sacrifice. I have been anticipating this experience since I began college, it was inevitablebecause I was determined to study abroad. Some stress had definitely come with the process of organizing everything for my program. I thought that because […]