The World Folk Art Project is a three phase project dedicated to producing a version of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at the Olympic Games, and in turn, creating a long term relationship between several international folk art communit...
The World Folk Art Project is a three phase project dedicated to producing a version of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at the Olympic Games, and in turn, creating a long term relationship between several international folk art communities and the International Olympic committee. As a driver of cultural preservation, as well as social and economic development, folk art finds itself uniquely positioned to be the link between the excellence that the Olympic Games promote, and the excellence of world culture and craft. Phase 1 of the project consists of a co-marketing campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympics, phase 2 consists of a small scale pop-up market in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, and phase 3 will be a fully realized market in Tokyo 2020. We are currently making the necessary connections with stakeholders in South Korea necessary to set the stage for a pop-up market in PyeongChang during the Olympics. Please contact Manuel Montoya at email@example.com for more information.
In keeping with the intentions of the UNM Board of Regents, this program is designed to increase the number of UNM students able to participate in credit-granting international programs, and to heighten international awareness and expertise among students and the public. Grantees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences upon return within the university community, as well as with communities and organizations in New Mexico and beyond. In this effort, GEO seeks to identify and assist meritorious students who might otherwise not be able to afford study abroad, to assist non-traditional students and underrepresented groups, and to promote study abroad in non-traditional languages and cultural areas.
Grants from GEO for undergraduate UNM students to study abroad. Approximately $1,000 for a semester or $500-800 for a short-term program.
Fall Semester or Academic Year: April 15
Spring Semester or Calendar Year: October 15
Summer: March 15
Spring Break: February 1
Winter Break: November 1
You are eligible to apply if you are:
An undergraduate, degree-seeking UNM student;
In good academic standing at UNM;
Planning to participate in an approved UNM study abroad program, such as international exchange, short-term or faculty-led international course, intensive language study, independent study, international internship, service-learning program, etc;
Able to demonstrate financial need.
Preference will be given to applicants studying in non-English speaking countries. Grants may not be deferred; if you are awarded a grant but decide to postpone your study abroad, you will have to submit a new grant application.