Promoting Education Abroad

Education Abroad Presentations

Education Abroad welcomes requestsโ€ฏto conduct an education abroad presentation in your classroom or in your student organization. Our presentations are led by trained Education Abroad student employees and include an approximately 15-minute overview of NMSU Education Abroad, our programs, academic credit, costs, funding, and the application process.

Please complete and submit the form below aโ€ฏminimum of one week priorโ€ฏto the desired presentation date. We will contact you to confirm the presentation date and time. We are happy to make presentations to student groups or organization meetings as well.

Request Education Abroad Presentation – form

Education Abroad Fair

Each semester, Education Abroad hosts exhibitors from different study abroad program providers, support offices, scholarship sources, and academic colleges to bring students the information they want about education abroad! Students can speak with representatives from universities and study centers around the world as well as Education Abroad staff about the 200+ study abroad programs and how to apply for scholarships.

As we plan out NMSUโ€™s fall Education Abroad events, a decision has been made to continue our events in a virtual format as we consider the safety and health of guests, students, and staff to be paramount in our continued navigation through the COVID-19 pandemic. Education Abroad is excited to partner with Handshake to run the Education Abroad Fair in a virtual format this fall. A decision about the format of the spring 2021 Education Abroad Fair will be made later this fall semester.

Fall 2020 Virtual Education Abroad Fair

Thursday, September 10, 2020
10:00 am โ€“ 2:00 pm
Student Registration in Handshake

Spring 2021 Education Abroad Fair

Thursday, February 11, 2020
10:00 am โ€“ 2:00 pm

Exhibitor Information for In-Person Fairs

Education Abroad looks forward to welcoming all of our partners to campus for the fall and spring Education Abroad Fairs. Participation as an exhibitor in the NMSU Education Abroad Fair is by invitation only and is open to NMSU colleges, campuses, and existing international partners and program providers.

Exhibitor Setup and Amenities

Setup: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fair Hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • NMSU offers access to a guest wifi network (โ€œAggieAirโ€) that can be accessed and set up once on campus.
  • A 6 feet x 2.5 feet table and two chairs per table will be provided.
  • Access to electrical outlets are limited but available upon request (not guaranteed). An extension cord may be needed, so please bring one.

Advanced Shipment of Materials

For your convenience, you may mail materials for the Education Abroad Fair in advance. Materials may be shipped at any time. We will deliver the materials to your table the morning of the Education Abroad Fair. Please clearly label your shipment as materials to be saved for the Education Abroad Fair. Materials must arrive not later than one week prior to the Education Abroad Fair.

Shipping Address
Education Abroad
3024 Andrew Wall Place
Garcia Center 224
Las Cruces NM, 88003
Mailing Address
Education Abroad
MSC 3509 โ€“ New Mexico State University
P. O. Box 30001
Las Cruces NM, 88003 โ€“ 8001

Parking and Directions

The Education Abroad Fair is located at the NMSU Corbett Center Student Union on the first floor walkway from the main entrance to the entrance of Taos Restaurant.
Corbett Center map

El Paso (Texas) International Airport is the nearest major airport located in El Paso, Texas, 54 miles south of Las Cruces. Exhibitors who will be flying should fly to El Paso, TX and then make ground transportation arrangements to travel to Las Cruces.

Free Parking Permit: Please obtain a parking permit prior to your visit. Complete the information, print a copy to bring with you, and place it in the front window of your vehicle.

Parking Lots 41 and 43 are located on Locust St. near the south entrance to Corbett Center Student Union. A parking map is available for download at park.nmsu.edu.

For more information about NMSU, please view the NMSU Interactive Campus Map.

Accommodations

For our visitors from off-campus who need overnight accommodations, the Courtyard by Marriott Las Cruces at NMSU is located next to the NMSU campus.

Individuals are responsible to pay their own room, tax, and incidentals.

Promoting NMSU Approved Programs

Education Abroad staff thanks you for promoting only NMSU approved programs. This helps to avoid confusion for students due to different procedures and credit arrangements for programs or locations that are not currently approved by our university. In addition, please do not distribute applications because students must apply by following the NMSU application process.

Exhibitor Information for Virtual Fairs

Creating a Handshake Account

If you are not a current user on Handshake, please register as an employer in Handshake and follow the steps below:

  • Select the โ€œEmployerโ€ account from the options
  • Add your information
  • Read the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy
  • Confirm email
  • Join your companyย orย create a new company if your company is not listed
  • Please add New Mexico State University as a school you would like to recruit from

Once you have registered, your account and job will be in pending status. An administrator will review your account. If approved, you will receive an email notification. Additional information about how to register as an employer can be found in theย Create an Employer User Account, Join a Company, and Connect with Schools Handshake article.

Up to 15 representatives per exhibitor are able to participate. Each representative you register will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students during the Education Abroad Fair.

You can invite them directly to your company account by sending them a Handshake link from your main company account.

Handshake Virtual Fair Employer Training Session

If you missed the Handshake Virtual Fair Employer Training Session, a copy of the Handshake Virtual Fair Employer Trainingย webinar recordingis available online.

Interaction with the students

There are multiple optionsย to engage with students in this virtual environment, including:

  • Video, audio, and chat communication with students
  • Up to 3ย group information sessionsย with up to 50ย students per session
  • 1:1 meetings with studentsย scheduled in advance or after a group session

It is recommended to create your schedule as soon as possible to give students a chance to sign up for your group session slots.ย  Participants can also join the day of the event if slots are still available.

Each exhibitor will also have a chance to assign representatives to 1:1 individual sessions that are 10 minutes each in length.ย  For example, is you have 5 representatives who will be assisting you the day of the event, you can schedule each of the 5 representatives 1:1 sessions starting at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Participants can sign up prior to the virtual fair start date or on the day of the event if slots are still available.

See full step-by-step instructions on how to set-up your virtual fair schedule in the Creating a Schedule for Virtual Fairs Handshake Article.

Education Abroad Fair Welcome & Information Sessions

ย On Wednesday, September 9, Education Abroad will be offering two Welcome & Information Zoom sessions. During these sessions, you can meet the Education Abroad staff and we will provide a short overview of Education Abroad at NMSU as well as important information for the day of the event. Attending one of these sessions is optional but highly encouraged.

Live Chat Support

Education Abroad Staff will be available on September 10 from 9:00 am โ€“ 2:00 pm via Zoom for any questions that you may have on the day of the event. Join the live chat support via Zoom.

Promoting NMSU Approved Programs

Education Abroad staff thanks you for promoting only NMSU approved programs. This helps to avoid confusion for students due to different procedures and credit arrangements for programs or locations that are not currently approved by our university. In addition, please do not distribute applications because students must apply by following the NMSU application process.