Program Dates: June 5-11, 2022

New Mexico – A State like No Other!

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Come experience why New Mexico is aptly described as the Land of Enchantment, why her breathtaking landscape, her Sandia Mountains, held such talented artists as painter Georgia O’Keefe and photographer Ansel Adams spellbound.  Appreciate her rich indigenous and European history, her ancient Pueblo in Taos, her petroglyphs, and Spanish missions. Taste the irresistible culinary delights that her famous Chimayo and Hatch chiles bring to mouthwatering native dishes. Explore her beautiful textiles, indigenous pottery, turquoise and silver jewelry in Old Town Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  Join us as we discover the beauty of the American Southwest! 

Take your HUMN 2010 course and/or your INQR 1000 out of the classroom! Northern New Mexico contains a plethora of culture and tradition with more Native Americans and a higher percentage of Hispanics than any other state. The Pueblo, Spanish and Anglo cultures are the three major cultural groups of the area which students will explore.

Note: This is program is open to both freshmen and sophomores and any student who needs one or both course for credit and wants to travel. There are no course pre-requisties.

Important Dates

Office of Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline

December 11, 2021

Deposit Deadline

January 10, 2022

Final Payment Deadline

February 28, 2022

Mandatory Orientation

Spring Semester 2022

Contact Us

Study Abroad Office

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

AH E134



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Courses Offered

Students may take HUMN 2010, HUMN 2010H (honors) (3 credit) and/or INQR 1000 (1 credit). Students will meet as a class several times before trip in order to gain an appreciation of this experience.

HUMN 2010 or HUMN 2010H (honors) (3 hours)
Professor: Valerie Cato

This CORE course is an experiential learning course that focuses on undergraduate research in the humanities. Through the study of human expression, students will examine the beliefs and values of cultures and learn to interpret the form and content of these expressions as contributions to a broader discussion about purpose and meaning in the human experience.

In this study away course to New Mexico, we will examine various cultures, mediums, and time periods of indigenous and European experiences in the American Southwest by exploring the myths and realities surrounding the (south)west through an examination of representations of it in photography, painting, and film.  

INQR 1000 (1 credit hour)
Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Huggins

This CORE course is an experiential learning course that researches the various food cultures of the American Southwest. Southwestern Food is food that is satisfying because it is prepared in a simple or traditional way, reminds you of home, family, or friends and is usually nostalgic or sentimental in its appeal.  You probably already knew this.  But how did you know this?  Some questions we might consider during this course: Can Southwestern foods be categorized into cultural patterns?  What ingredients constitute Southwestern food?  What role does culture play into selection of Southwestern foods?

During this course, students will explore not only the culture and history of Southwestern foods, but also explore on a personal level why these foods may be appealing.  Students will work in in groups to produce a collective Cookbook of Southwestern recipes and share this online at the INQR EXPO.

Program Cost

Program Fee: $2,100 (approx.)
Tuition & Fees 

Deposit: $200

Final Payment: Due February 7, 2022

Airfare, lodging, mandatory excursions, travel insurance, and most meals are included in your fees. Additional expenses include some meals and souvenir items. 

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Day One

Depart Atlanta and arrive in Albuquerque (ABQ). Take Bus to Sante Fe, NM and settle into hotel. Walk to Old Town and Railyard Artisan District. Dine at La Plazuela on the Plaza.



Day Two

Breakfast at the hotel. Walk to Georgia O’Keefe Art Gallery and then to Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis, and the Loreto Chapel. Lunch in Old Town. Afternoon at Canyon Road Art Galleries and then El Famenco dinner and performance (with dance lesson included).



Day Three

Breakfast at the hotel. Bus to Taos, tour the Taos Pueblo and Plaza. Lunch at Orlando’s and walk the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Dinner on your own.



Day Four

Breakfast at the hotel. Bus to ABQ via the sights from the Turquoise Trail. Check in to University of New Mexico, take campus tour and dine in UNM Café. Go to the Observatory to see the stars!



Day Five

Breakfast at UNM Dining Hall. Bus to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Petroglyph National Park, Sandia Peak Tram, where we dine on the top of the mountain at TEN3. Return to UNM for dinner and activity.



Day Six

Breakfast at UNM Dining Hall. Downtown History Walk and shopping. ABQ Food Tour in the afternoon and dinner on your own in Old Town.



Day Seven

Breakfast at UNM Dining Hall. Take Bus to Airport and depart ABQ. Arrive in ATL.

*Itinerary may be subject to change

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