Welcome to GEO
As a service unit, the Global Education Office (GEO) facilitates international linkages, cultural exchange, and the development of international expertise across all sectors of the university. The unit is responsible for international recruitment and admissions, facilitates opportunities to study and work overseas through exchange and education abroad programs, offers immigration and orientation services for international students and scholars who study and work at UNM, and provides intensive English language programs at the intermediate and advanced level.
GEO Mission & Function
The Global Education Office mission is to help prepare UNM students, faculty, and staff to understand and work effectively in a complex and rapidly changing global community.
Forging strategic partnerships with academic institutions and government partners around the globe
Acting as a liaison for U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international education
Providing training on cross-cultural competence and campus internationalization
Supporting UNM faculty who develop and lead courses abroad
Advising and facilitating education abroad for domestic students
Recruiting and admitting international students
Offering intensive education in English as a Second Language (ESL)
Providing immigration advice, onboarding support, and campus information and transition services for international students and visiting scholars