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Study Abroad

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Guanajuato, Mexico 2012

Want to travel abroad? Make it happen!

Studying abroad increases oral proficiency and intercultural communicative competence, which are goals and a professional expectation that both Spanish and Portuguese majors have. Students are encouraged to seek out immersion experiences at home and abroad, formally and informally.

  • Of the 30 credit hours required for a Spanish or Portuguese major – 15 credit hours may be completed through study abroad programs.
  • Of the 24 credit hours required for a Second major in Spanish or Portuguese– 12 credit hours may be completed through study abroad programs.
  • Of the 18 credit hours required for a Spanish or Portuguese minor – 13.5 credit hours may be completed through study abroad programs.

Where to Begin

  1. Attend Study Abroad 101
  2. Create your Profile
  3. Search Programs
  4. Explore your Resources
  5. Meet your Study Abroad Advisor
  6. Apply to the Study Abroad Program
  7. Meet with your Academic Advisor
  8. Apply to your Host University
  9. Get Ready to Go
  10. Depart to Study Abroad

Make an appointment to meet with a Global Education Office (GEO) Advisor.

Work together with an advisor to determine the ideal semester term to study abroad and establish classes that you will need to fulfill while studying abroad to stay on track with your academic plan at UNM.  Look over list of approved programs that may be a good fit for your academic goals.

After meeting with a Global Education Advisor make an appointment with S&P Department Undergraduate Director, Carmen Julia Holguin-Chaparro. cjhch@unm.edu

This appointment is required for all Spanish and Portuguese majors (includes second major and minor) who want department credit for courses taken abroad. If you fail to make this appointment you run the risk of not having your courses approved. During your appointment discuss the courses you have planned to take and determine if they are equivalent with a UNM course.

 Upon return it is recommended that students make an appointment with S&P Undergraduate Director, Carmen Julia Holguin-Chaparro to obtain course equivalencies. cjhch@unm.edu 

Transferable study abroad courses must have an equivalent course offered at UNM to be applicable to any Spanish or Portuguese major, second major or minor. Students should be familiar with the UNM courses that are repeatable for credit (most courses are not) when taking courses abroad.

  • PORT 414 and PORT 461 are repeatable courses as topics change.
  • SPAN 301, SPAN 429, SPAN 439, SPAN 449 and SPAN 479 are repeatable courses as topics change.

In order for a Spanish or Portuguese course to count towards a major, second major or minor, course must be 300/400 level.
Please note: Courses transferred from abroad that have already been completed at UNM, will not be awarded credit

 The following course material should be submitted to the Spanish Department Undergraduate Director in order to get final approval.

  • Completion of course certification or diploma.

                   And one of the following two options:

  • Course syllabus
  • Written compositions and list of textbooks used during course.

 

To explore opportunities to study abroad, visit these websites at UNM:

Main Education Abroad Page: https://studyabroad.unm.edu/

Ten Steps: https://studyabroad.unm.edu/section/getting-started-10-steps-study-abroad

Program Search: https://studyabroad.unm.edu/programs