Getting Started

If you are interested in studying abroad, you have come to the right place to learn everything you need to know. It is important for you to read through all of the information we have provided below and watch the recorded information session or participate in a live session before committing to an ENMU study abroad program.

Study Abroad Starting Out Checklist

Step One

First, you should define your academic and personal objectives as the top priority. While it’s easy to imagine that the best way to begin your program search is to decide on a location, it can be helpful to consider other factors first. If you begin by first determining what you want to gain from the experience, it can help you define the kind of program that best fits you. Some factors to consider are academics, language, duration, independence, location and career.

Step Two

Watch our recorded information session or attend a live session. This is an important step in the study abroad process to learn more about different program options.

Study Abroad Recorded Information Session

Step Three

Research your study abroad options. You can experience student life in a variety of countries inside and outside North America. Here are just a few examples of countries where you can study:

  • Hankuk University: Seoul, South Korea (English, Korean)
  • Universidad de Sonora: Hermosillo, Mexico (Spanish)
  • Mount Royal University: Calgary, Canada (English)
  • Universidad Nacional de Quilmes: Buenos Aires, Argentina (Spanish)
  • Universidad de Santiago de Chile: Santiago, Chile (Spanish)
  • University of Potsdam: Potsdam, Germany (German, English)
  • Universidad de Oviedo: Asturias, Spain (Spanish)
  • MingDao University, Changhua, Taiwan (English, Mandarin)

Step Four

Schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor by calling 575.562.4697 to discuss study abroad options, answer any questions and assist with completing the course approval process. Please note that you must attend or watch the recorded information session before scheduling a meeting with the advisor.

Step Five

Meet with your Academic Advisor (not to be confused with your Study Abroad Advisor) to inform them of your intent to study abroad. It is important that you also discuss your plans for your returning semester.

Step Six

Begin the study abroad application process through the Office of International Programs. You will need to submit the following application documents to the Office of International Programs:

Step Seven

Explore financial aid and scholarships.

  • Apply for FAFSA
  • Research scholarship and grant opportunities
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Advisor (if necessary)

Step Eight

Revisit your study abroad application to ensure you are not missing any forms or information. If you are, you will need to complete these items now.

Step Nine

Apply for a passport. If you do not have a valid passport that will not expire while you are out of the country, you need to apply for your passport as soon as possible because the process can take up to six weeks.

Step Ten

Apply for a visa. Check with your Study Abroad Advisor to see if your program requires a visa. If you do need a visa, we recommend beginning the process 90 days before departure for your program. This process may involve multiple steps, so it is important to begin early

Study Abroad Frequently Asked Questions