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

The Daily Life

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So, I am down to my last full month here in India. It’s weird to have been here for almost 3 months now. It has been quite the adventure with the most random, crazy experiences. I am spending the first full weekend in my flat because I have to finish up my project so I […]

Some things about St. Petersburg

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If someone had told me one year ago that I would be in St. Petersburg today, I would’ve been hard pressed to believe them. Without considering the convoluted relationship between the US and Russia (especially currently) logistically, traveling to Russia is complicated to say the least. My grandma once told me about an ill-fated trip […]

Endless Journey

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What’s up everybody I just want to start with saying China has been great to me thus far and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I’m extremely grateful for the friendships i have made and the experiences i have had. Here’s what I’ve been up to. Went to the famous DuJiangYan (都江堰)irrigation system […]

Ninjas!

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Hey everyone! Hope everyone is doing well! So, this past weekend was not only a culture shock but also so much fun. Mejiji Gakuin University took myself and the other exchange students to the village of Oshino-Hakkai. While visiting Oshino-Hakkai our coordinator took us to see the ninja village, as well as to lunch and […]

Morocco Trip & Thoughts on International Education

At first, I thought of making two different blog posts about the topics in this post, but after reflecting for a minute on my trip to Morocco and the importance of international education, I decided that they were analogous in many ways. Perhaps explaining them together will make it the relationship between both clearer to […]

Pattu’s Wedding

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This weekend I had the honor of attending my first Indian wedding. Specifically, it was a South Indian wedding (different parts of India have different customs and traditions when it comes to wedding celebrations). It was honestly one of the coolest experiences I have had during my time here. So, a little background about South […]

Exploring Estonia

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Briefly about saunas… Saunas are really popular in Estonia. And I mean, most people have a personal sauna in their home, all gyms have a sauna, and my school even has two. Before coming here I’d only been in a sauna twice, and both times it was kinda this special thing that was supposed to […]