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