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

Multicultural Affairs

International Affairs staff within the Office of Multicultural Affairs is here to meet the needs of international students and to share the diverse backgrounds of our campus community. Some of the services provided are:

  • Assist and support current and new international students;
  • Help you to adapt and adjust to the ENMU environment;
  • Activities to make ENMU a home away from home;
  • Scholarship opportunities for outstanding international students;
  • Sponsor our International Students' Club;
  • Fun activities with International and Multicultural Affairs;
  • Share our activities on our Instagram and YouTube

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!

Shujie Li (China), BBA, 2019

"Eastern New Mexico University was the best choice for me."

Sida Yang (China), BBA, 2017

"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."

Zuo Yang (China), BA, 2011

"ENMU was my first stop in the United States. It paved my way to succeed in many ways.

Culturally, ENMU made me more adaptive to the English, American culture and way of life. Academically, I was offered with different ways of learning, a small class environment, and enjoyed a close relationship with professors. Professionally, various campus jobs and other opportunities taught me skills that I still find valuable to this date."

Kaiwen Xu (China), BBA, 2011

"One word: "Family!" As I was an international student coming from other side of earth, ENMU was the family to me. When school leaders call out your first name while they walk by, you know this is a place you want to stay. I am a proud ENMU alumnus, and I encourage all students to choose ENMU as their new family."

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.

We are currently working on a new section of our site which will showcase our beautiful campus. In the meantime, you can view some photos in our Walking Tour PDF Guide which also shows some information about the buildings on campus.

Walking Tour PDF

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

Located on the High Plains for the American Southwest (elevation 2,500 meters), Portales is in the heart of a major agricultural region. Residents enjoy a subtropical climate with sunny day, starry nights, low humidity, mild winters, and cool summer nights.

Portales offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with plenty of cultural and recreational activities. Eastern New Mexico University and Cannon Air Force Base bring in 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.

Portales History and Museums

Portales is a doorway into 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

Office of International Programs
ENMU Station 2
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.4697

Office of International Programs

Jacob Mercer

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International Student Officer

Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 216

Phone: 575.562.4697



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