Deadlines and Events

Application Deadlines

Semester and Academic Year Exchange and Direct Enroll

Exchange applications open approximately one year in advance. Applications are reviewed at both the Early Decision and Final Deadline dates. Decisions will be released to students shortly after each deadline. 

For exchange programs, students are accepted for nomination spots on a first-come, first-served as qualified. The number of nomination spots for each program varies.

Students who submit their applications earliest in the application window have the best chance of being accepted for their first-choice program. 

TermApplications Open Early Decision Deadline   Final Deadline 
Fall or Academic YearAugust 1 November 15 February 15
Spring or Calendar YearJanuary  June 15 September 15


Summer Exchange and Direct Enroll

Applications open throughout the academic year as programs are announced. Application deadlines may vary depending on the program though March 1st is the standard final deadline for all programs. Check program pages or with a study abroad advisor for exceptions.

Faculty-Led Programs
Faculty-Led Programs have their own individual deadlines. Please review the specific program page for more information.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mark your calendars for the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation! In this session, we will review important details about the study abroad process and living internationally. 

Spring/Calendar Year Exchanges & Direct EnrollFriday, October 20th, 2023 

3:00 PM -6:00 PM

Dane Smith Hall 125

Summer Exchanges & Direct EnrollFriday, April 7th, 20232:00 PM -5:00 PMKIVA 104
Fall/Academic Exchanges & Direct EnrollFriday, April 7th, 20232:00 PM -5:00 PMKIVA 104



Workshop registration and presentation details available below. Workshop Zoom link:
If you are unable to make a workshop but are interested in learning more, please review the presentation slides on your own or request to view the Zoom recording. Contact with any questions. 
National Study Abroad Scholarships Information Session
Friday, September 1st, 3:00-4:00 PM, Mesa Vista Hall 3097 or Zoom:
Study Abroad Budget and Scholarship Essays Workshop
Friday, September 22nd, 3:00-4:00 PM, Mesa Vista Hall 3097 or Zoom:
  • Interested in attending? Register here.
  • View presentation slides here and here
  • Who: All students. Especially students seeking extra guidance on budgeting. All students with in-progress or completed scholarship essay drafts.
  • What: Short presentation on general budgeting advice. Students will have time to research their specific programs of interest and create personal budgets with advisor support. Open workspace for students to ask questions, receive feedback, and finish their study abroad scholarship essays and applications.
Researching Your Visa Workshop
Friday, October 6th, 3:00-4:00 PM, Mesa Vista Hall 3097 or Zoom:
Packing and Flights Info Session
Friday, November 10th, 3:00-4:00 PM, Mesa Vista Hall 3097 or Zoom:
  • Interested in attending? Register here.
  • View presentation slides here
  • Who: All students, especially Spring 2024/Calendar Year 2024 study abroad students with questions about preparing to travel.
  • What: A two-part presentation. We will first cover tips for packing for a semester long (+) study abroad trip. After a short break, the second part will be directed towards first-time international fliers and will cover general advice for purchasing flights & navigating international travel.

Review archived presentations below:

Spanish Visa Workshop
  • View presentation slides here
  • Who: Study abroad students traveling to Spain for Spring 2024/Calendar Year 2024 who wish to apply through the UNM batch visa process.
  • What: Short presentation on the requirements & documentation needed for the Spanish study visa.
International Credit Transfer Workshop
  • View presentation slides here
  • Who: All students, especially Spring 2024/Calendar Year 2024 study abroad students.
  • What: Short presentation on the international credit transfer process. Students will have time to research their host program course offerings and UNM degree requirements.

Abroad 101 Group Session

Students are required* to meet with an advisor prior to applying to study abroad. Study abroad advisors are available for 1:1 advising appointments or students can opt to attend an Abroad 101 Group Session. Group sessions will review all the mandatory information you need to know before applying to study abroad.

Students are encouraged to register for a Group Session on LoboAchieve prior to arriving. Search for the Global Education Office and check for availability under Leanne Olona or Madelyn Lesnewich. 

Fall 2023 Abroad 101 Group Session Dates:

Friday, September 1st, 12:00-1:00 PM, Mesa Vista Hall 3097
Friday, September 8th, 12:00-1:00 PM, Mesa Vista Hall 3097
Friday, October 6th, 12:00-1:00 PM, Mesa Vista Hall 3097
Friday, November 3rd, 12:00-1:00 PM, Mesa Vista Hall 3097

 *Students applying to Faculty-Led Programs are not required to meet with advisors before applying.  

Study Abroad Book Club

Study Abroad Book Club Spring 2023

Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World by Anu Taranath

• Who: Open to all those interested in studying abroad, international travel, or discussions about the role of identities in an increasingly globalize world.

• What: A weekly meet up to discuss Anu Taranath’s book, Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World. Each week we will read and talk about one chapter from the book. These meetings will be facilitated by UNM study abroad advisors.

• Where: Mesa Vista Hall, Room 3097 (Located on the third floor of Mesa Vista Hall above AASS and El Centro).

• When: Every Thursday from 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM starting February 23rd until May 4th.

• Why: To provide a space to reflect, think, and share: “While travel can provide much needed perspective, it can also be deeply unsettling, confusing, and discomforting. Travelers can find themselves unsure about how to think or speak about the differences in race or culture they find, even though these differences might have fueled their desire to travel in the first place.” - Anu Taranath

• How: You can access a PDF of the book through UNM Libraries to read along. All are welcome even if you haven’t done the reading that week.

Returned Student Events

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