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 2021-2022 Education Abroad events, a decision has been made to continue our events in a virtual format in fall 2021 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 fall 2021 Education Abroad Fair in a virtual format. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer an in-person Education Abroad Fair in spring 2022.

Fall 2021 Virtual Education Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
10:00 am โ€“ 2:00 pm

Spring 2022 Education Abroad Fair

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (Tentative)
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.

Register for the Education Abroad Fair

After you have created a Handshake account, or if you already had a Handshake account created from attendance at a previous fair, you are ready to register for the NMSU Education Abroad Fair.

Follow these steps to register for a fair in Handshake:

  1. To get to the fair’s page, either click directly on the link in the invite email that was sent to you, or follow the steps here to search for the fair in Handshake:ย How to Search for a Career Fair
  2. Once the NMSU Education Abroad Fair is located, you’ll be taken directly to the Fair’s Details page. This will give you an overview of all the necessary information pertaining to the fair.
  3. On this page, click the blueย Registerย button located in the upper-right of the page.ย This may have you first sign in. In this case, please sign in and repeat this step.
  4. This will take you directly to the Career Fair’s Registration form. You’ll need to select or fill in the following information:

Registration Options

  • Exchange Partner Booth: Exchange partners are listed on the Education Abroad Program Search. Use this list to confirm your status as a NMSU exchange partner.
  • Affiliate Partner Booth: All other partners.

Open Roles

Under this section, select “I’m not hiring for a specific role right now” and then select “no” to the following job related questions.

Looking For (Optional)

Under this section, we suggest selecting “All Majors”, “Experiential Learning” and “Internships” if applicable.

Payment

  • Manual: Select this option if you prefer to pay by check.
  • Credit Card: Select this option if you prefer to pay by credit card.

After you have registered, Education Abroad must approve your registration before you will be able to pay your invoice and create your schedule. ย You will know you have successfully registered if you see the Registeredย option on the career fair instead ofย Register. You will also receive an email inviting you to create your schedule.ย Additional information about how to register for a fair in Handshake can be found in the Registering for a Fair (Employers) Handshake article.

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 5 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. It is highly recommend that you host the maximum 5 group sessions. A visual presentation such as a PowerPoint, is highly recommended for each group session.

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.

After the Education Abroad Fair

After your sessions are over, followup with participants! Exhibitors have access to an RSVP tab that includes student information for any students that registered for a group or 1:1 session.ย Additional information about following up with participants can be found in the Following Up After a Virtual Fair Handshake article.

Education Abroad Fair Welcome & Information Sessions

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.

  • Spring 2021 dates TBD

Live Chat Support

Education Abroad Staff will be available on Thursday, February 11 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.