ENMU offers engaging classes and events that encourage international students to learn and network with people who have different cultural backgrounds. The faculty and staff are supportive in and out of the classroom, promoting educational success and cultural diversity.

High Student Satisfaction

97 percent student satisfaction rate
Since 1999, ENMU has ranked one of the highest in student satisfaction among New Mexico 4-year universities. ENMU students fill out a survey every year and the results are reported to the Council of University Presidents and compared with other New Mexico schools. Of all schools in New Mexico, ENMU is always listed first or second in student satisfaction. (view entire report)

Our International Students Agree: ENMU is a Great Choice!

Sida Yang (China), MBA, 2018

"ENMU is a good place to focus on your personal growth, not just study. It is a quiet place where you can think and enjoy your personal time."

Garaine Oroz Motoso (Spain), BS in Early Childhood Education, 2019

"My experience has by far exceeded my expectations! I have learned so much about myself throughout this school year. I have gotten to see how each challenge would enrich me greatly and how much people's love has helped me feel at home away from home."

Jayamini Mudugamuwa Hewage (Sri Lanka), MS in Chemistry, 2018

"I like all the classes I took at Eastern because the professors were really helpful. They would answer the questions I had and guided me to do well in my research project. I made some good friends here who also helped me with my studies."

Kris-Ann Walters (Jamaica), MA in Counseling, 2018

"ENMU is an amazing place to build relationships with various people: professors, friends, administrators. It's also definitely a place where you can make a lot of college memories because these are the people that you surround yourself with on a daily basis, and these are the people that are going to be lifelong friends, that are going to be lifelong mentors."

See short video interviews from other international students >

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs houses the Office of International Affairs, whose staff members are here to meet the needs of international students and to share the diverse backgrounds of our campus community. Some of the services we provide are:

  • Assist and support current and new international students;
  • Help with adapting and adjusting to the ENMU environment;
  • Host activities to make ENMU feel like your home away from home;
  • Sponsor our very active International Club;
  • Plan fun activities with International and Multicultural Affairs;
  • Share our activities on our Instagram and YouTube

What Does our Campus Look Like?

When people visit our campus, one of the most common things we hear is, "Wow! You have a beautiful campus!" Our campus has a sprawling, green center surrounded by state-of-the-art building and art structures that make coming to ENMU a feel-good experience.

Spacious dorm rooms are located comfortably close to academic classrooms and popular campus destinations like our Crossroads Cafe Dining Hall or Golden Student Success Center (GSSC).

What is There to do in Portales, New Mexico, USA?

Located on the High Plains of the American Southwest (elevation 1220 meters), Portales is in the heart of a major agricultural region. Residents enjoy a subtropical climate with sunny days, starry nights, low humidity, mild winters and cool summer nights.

Portales offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with plenty of cultural and recreational activities. ENMU and Cannon Air Force Base draw residents from across the country and around the world.

Recreational Opportunities

Recreational offerings in the city include a golf course, parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, softball fields, baseball diamonds, a youth recreation center, an archery range, racquetball courts and a fitness center.

Close to ENMU

Ski resorts, shopping malls, and state and national parks are within easy driving distance.

Clovis, a town of nearly 40,000, is 20 minutes away. Clovis is the home of the annual summer Clovis Music Festival and the famed Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum celebrating U.S. musical talents including Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Past artists honored at the Clovis Music Festival have included Lonestar, Starship, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vee, Night Ranger, Tommy Allsup and dozens of others.

Arts and Culture

ENMU is home to several world-class venues and hosts many on-campus events including concerts, recitals, lectureships, art exhibitions, theatre performances, and student film screenings.

Multicultural Affairs also hosts a wide variety of on-campus events focusedon celebrating cultural diversity.

Portales History and Museums

Portales is a doorway leading to rich human history stretching back 13,000 years to the Paleoindian mammoth hunters. ENMU operates five museums that provide an extensive look at regional history. The Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark is one of the most well-known and significant sites in North America. The Blackwater Draw Museum features a complete display of prehistoric animals such as the woolly mammoth. The Miles Mineral Museum, Miles Anthropological Museum, Roosevelt County Museum and Dr. Antonio "Tony" Gennaro Natural History Museum are housed on the ENMU campus.

For More Information Contact

International Programs Office
ENMU Station 2
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 216
Phone: 575.562.4697
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International Programs Office

Mei Reeder

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Int'l Advisor/Recruiter

Office Location: (AD), Room 216

Phone: 575.562.4697

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