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.
study abroad
Rabat, Morocco

Dakota S.

Grew Up Nomadic
Junior - International Studies

Helena G.
study abroad
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

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 […]

School is back!

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After a two-and-a-half-month break, school is finally back in session. The school year here follows the calendar year, so the fall semester is the second semester and the long break is during winter. The winter was really cold for about a month, but recently it’s been getting warmer. And with said warmth comes fruit aplenty! […]

A Day in Pictures

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A day in pictures. good morning world 6:35am liquid breakfast daily journal entry workout walk to the city center homework time enough homework skype instead 🙂 liquid lunch (accompanied by gf* sandwich) daily walk liquid snack cathedral walk home (when it is this nice I walk everywhere) stop for a solid dinner 🙂 sweet dreams […]

A Candid Review

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Let’s hope EGE doesn’t read my blog. The PEASS program at EGE is hit or miss. As part of the second semester of our intensive Arabic program, we’ve been taking topics courses in Arabic on revolution, religion, the history of Morocco and political institutions in Morocco. Our classes are now mixed levels and we’ve been […]

Favorite foods in Korea (Part 2)

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Part two of my personal favorite foods that I’ve encountered here in Korea! This is probably not going to be a comprehensive list, nor a list of the most popular foods in Korea.. just foods I love that I actually happened to snap pictures of. Enjoy! 🙂   Bibimbap is the first thing that I […]

Favorite foods in Korea! (Part 1)

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    I’m not sure if it is a well-known fact, but Korea has a really great variety of seriously delicious food. The most commonly thought of foods from Korea are likely kimchi and Korean barbecue, but there is oh, so much more.       Lets start with something basic: banchan. Banchan are the side dishes […]

Madrid Madness! Does Studying Abroad Get Easier the Second Time?

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Now that I am studying abroad for a semester in beautiful Madrid, Spain I am sometimes asked the question, “is it easier moving to a new country for the second time?” This question may differ from person to person but for me ,the answer is definitely no. Here are a few reasons why: 1. Completely New Culture […]