The Global Education Office (GEO) is currently accepting reservations to participate in its biannual Study Abroad Fair. This year’s event will be held Thursday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Cornell Mall between the Student Union Building and Mesa Vista Hall.
All UNM departments and offices are encouraged to make their reservations early, due to the event occurring at an earlier date during the fall semester. The fair will feature displays with information about education abroad opportunities for UNM students in every region of the world.
“Students are starting to make decisions now about their summer plans,” explained Education Abroad Advisor Alex Zimmerman. “Many students would like to study abroad but they don't know all of their options; departments that actively promote their summer programs during fall semester rather than waiting until spring always find them easier to fill.”
UNM Education Abroad advisors will be present to discuss various opportunities with students, including the international exchange program, which allows Lobos to study at dozens of different universities around the world while still paying UNM tuition rates. Several campus departments have participated in past fairs, including Spanish and Portuguese, Honors College, Art and Art History, Health Sciences Center, and the Latin American and Iberian Institute. New Mexico State University (NMSU) has also participated in previous years to educate students about their education abroad programs; via a special statewide agreement, UNM students are allowed to apply for study abroad programs sponsored by NMSU and other universities throughout New Mexico.
Scholarship information for Education Abroad students will also be available, including the Fulbright Program, Gilman International Scholarship Program, Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, National Security Education Program, the brand new UNM Ambassadors scholarship, the UNM Regents’ Grants, Student Fee Review Board Grants, and other financial aid resources. During the 2013-14 academic year, a total of approximately $365,000 was distributed to UNM study abroad students.
The Study Abroad Fair is free and open to the general public. Any department or organization wishing to reserve a table should submit the proper registration form as soon as possible by contacting Alex Zimmerman at 505-277-4032 or email@example.com. More information about Education Abroad can be found by visiting studyabroad.unm.edu.
For more information contact Kat Elwell, public information representative, Global Education Office, 505-277-0906 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.