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Upcoming Programs

2 Weeks | July 8th - 19th, 2019

Participants: Undergraduates, Graduates, Faculty, and Professionals 

Program Language: English & Spanish (Translation Provided)

Required TOEFL Score: 36 IBT/420 PBT or equivalent

This course explores an integrative approach to medicine and features demonstrations that incorporate curanderismo (the art of Mexican Folk Healing) with various traditional and holistic health techniques of the Southwestern United States, Latin America, Mexico, and other countries. This unique class is taught by Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres and several local and renowned healers.

Learning Objectives 

  • History of traditional healing 
  • The fusion of modern and traditional medicine
  • Introduction of traditional ceremonies (multicultural) 
  • Specific practices including: medicinal plants, ritual and usage; Mayan abdomial massage; New Mexico Native American healing; fire-cupping (Ventosas); spiritual cleansings (limpias); healing through sounds, music, art, and laughter therapy; and multicultural approaches to healing emotions. 

Program Includes

  • Airport Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Issuance of Immigration Documents 
  • Academic Content
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal Plan- 2 Meals/Day
  • Medical Insurance
  • Access to UNM Facilities: Gymnasium, Health Center, Libraries, Computer Labs
  • City Transportation
  • Professional and Cultural Excursions
  • Global Certificate of Completion or diplomado 

Program Does Not Include

  • Round-Trip Transportation to Albuquerque
  • Immigration Fees (Passport, Visa, SEVIS Fee)
  • Personal Expenses

Lead Faculty

Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres
Vice President for Student Affairs 
The University of New Mexico

Program Fee: $1,135 USD

Registration Fee: $125 USD 

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019

Contact Email: globalprograms@unm.edu

Please Note: The registration fee is due after your online registration is submitted. Once your online registration is submitted you will receive a link to pay the registration fee and the program fee. The program fee is due two weeks prior to the program start date. 

Enroll now at globalprograms.unm.edu, select Traditional Medicine Without Borders (July 8-July 19)!

Special Offer!

Conversational + Academic English Add-on $300 (includes materials)

  • 2 pm - 4 pm (afternoons after the Curanderismo Course)
  • 20 hours of expert instruction

Provided by the Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC)

2 Weeks | July 22nd - August 2nd, 2019

ParticipantsOpen to anyone over the age of 18. 

Program Language: English

Language requirement: Intermediate English Verbal Communication (Ability to understand and follow basic instructions)

This intensive-English language immersion program, offered by CNM Culinary Arts and the UNM Center for English Language & American Culture, explores New Mexican culture through its local cuisine. During four lab sessions, participants' English understanding will be enhanced with culinary immersion of the American Southwest. Participants will learn skills including multiple cooking methods using regional ingredients, as well as proper safety and sanitation measures. The program will cap off with a grand tasting.

Learning Objectives 

  • Improve your English skills in academic conversation, reading, and writing.
  • English immersion enhanced by culinary exploration.
  • Identify and use utensils, pots and pans and demonstrate safe practices using stoves, mixers, ovens, and other specified equipment.
  • Demonstrate knife skills, hand tool and equipment operation, emphasizing proper safety and sanitation techniques.
  • Introduction to and preparation of NM food products to include beef, chile, chocolate, pecans, and piñon.

Program Includes

  • 40 hours of intensive-English instruction
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 3 Meals per day
  • Unlimited city bus transportation pass
  • Issuance of Campus Identification Card
  • Registration, program administration, orientation, and advisement
  • Health Insurance (required by U.S. visa regulations)
  • All program content, books, materials, and lab access and facility fees
  • Global Certificate of Completion or diplomado
  • Cultural Activity including transportation, entry fees, and any other applicable fees.

Program Does Not Include

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • Passport or visa fees, including the SEVIS I-901 fee
  • Personal expenses

Program Fee: $2,357 USD

Registration Fee: $50 USD 

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019

Contact Emailglobalprograms@unm.edu

Please Note: The registration fee is due after your online registration is submitted. Once your online registration is submitted you will receive a link to pay the registration fee and the program fee. The program fee is due two weeks prior to the program start date. 

Enroll now at globalprograms.unm.edu, select Diplomado: U.S. Southwest Culture & Culinary traditions (July 22 - August 2)!