The UNM Global Education Office (GEO) is celebrating International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 12–16. The week highlights globally-focused community events such as interactive activities, cultural performances, talks, and exhibits. 

IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

The Global Education Office will host events throughout the week, most of which will take place on UNM’s main campus. These special events include:(Virtual) Reality Bites Preview: Travel the World, Global Fair: Study Abroad Opportunities and Cultural Exchange, GIS Day 2018, NED (Nationalities Exchanging Dialogue) Talks, and an Indian Culture Night Dinner. 

The primary goal of the week is for every UNM student and community member to have an opportunity for international connection right here in Albuquerque. UNM is home to a diverse population of international students and scholars from over 99 countries and over 300 study abroad programs and countless opportunities to experience international education. 

Events held on UNM campus are free to the public. Some community events carry an entrance fee. Visit to see the full calendar of events with details. 

For more information contact Danielle Gilliam, strategic projects officer in the Global Education Office at 505-277-6051 or email