There’s a whole world out there, and The University of New Mexico wants to help you see it.

Coming out of a long two years of travel restrictions during COVID-19, the Global Education Office (GEO) is bringing back study abroad opportunities in full force.

Students got the chance to see those firsthand at the Study Abroad Fair on Nov. 15.

This is part of Global Education Week at UNM, an initiative tied to International Education Week. The U.S. Department of State and Department of Education combined their efforts from Nov. 14 to 18, to showcase the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. 

Different programs and groups spoke about scholarship and funding, global cultures, and short-term faculty led programs.

“Now is a good time to look at our international travel,” GEO Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Prestin Nikolai said. “Travel is the best form of education because it teaches you in a way school can’t.”

Host schools were also present in the SUB, sharing what it’s like to study at their school.

UNM has close to 200 different types of study abroad opportunities, with half of those being exchange programs. UNM also has partnerships with the Peace Corps and other international research groups. 

If you are interested in studying abroad, you can make an appointment with a study abroad advisor through LoboAchieve. There are also walk-in hours Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the GEO.

To learn more about Global Education Week and the events offered visit the Global Education Office.