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Honors International Courses


The Honors College is committed to students’ international experiences. Honors offers summer courses abroad to enrich and enhance its students’ college experiences. Student stipends are available to assist with students' participation through generous support of Catherine Simons grant, Sonnet & Ian McKinnon, and donors like YOU!

Conexiones Spain 2017 Program Information Conexiones offers students an extraordinary and unique experience. Students will live with a host family in Cáceres, a city whose history and architecture represents in itself the history of Spain. Students will attend Spanish classes of the Universidad de Extremadura's Instituto de Lenguas Modernas in Cáceres downtown. Weekly excursions are part of the program. 


Past Conexiones Program Information


Conexiones Ecuador - Summer 2016
Conexiones is an intensive four-week summer language and culture study program. Sponsored by the Honors College in conjunction with the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, students earn 3 hours of Spanish language credit and 4 hours of Honors Humanities credit. Students will live with families in the colonial city of Cuenca, study Spanish, and participate in field study. Conexiones introduces students to Ecuador's history, cultural diversity, and environment, emphasizing Ecuador's indigenous cultures. With 10 days of field excursions, students will explore the rich cultural and natural diversity of the country that is confronting the sometimes conflicting issues of preserving their natural resources and culture, and economic development.

Cost of program: $1800 includes: room and board for 4 weeks; all travel within Ecuador; lodging and meals during program excursions; fees for Spanish classes; all entrances to museums and special events. Not included are international airfare and UNM tuition for Honors classes, and incidental fees. Scholarships available.  Deadline: March 14, 2016
For more information visit the Conexiones Ecuador 2016 Program website or contact Margo Chavez-Charles at