Contact Us


We are happy to support your National Student Exchange experience!

Walk-In Hours and Advising Appointments

We are located on the second floor of Mesa Vista Hall.

Walk-In Hours

  • Walk-in hours during the Academic Year are Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays 1:30pm-3:00pm
  • Walk-in hours during the Summer are Tuesday and Thursday 1:30pm-3:00pm


Students who arrive to the Global Education Office outside of walk-ins or a scheduled appointment will not be permitted to see an advisor. 

Please contact the Global Education Office at 505-277-4032 or email Students who have already started a application, or are currently on Exchange, may contact their advisor directly through email or make an appointment. Please note that all appointments will be conducted via email, phone, Skype, or Zoom.

Global Education Office- Location and Contact Details

Global Education Office (GEO)

2120 Mesa Vista Hall

MSC06 3850, 1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-001

Phone: (505) 77-4032, Fax: (505) 277-1867



Physical address for GPS/Deliveries:

302 Cornell Dr NE

The University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Global Education Office Reception is located on the 2nd floor of Mesa Vista Hall at the south end of the building, room 2120. We are located above the ethnic centers.

Todd Karr

Education Abroad

Director of Education Abroad & National Exchange

505 277-4032


Todd has served in various international education roles at Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, Indiana University, and Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies. Throughout his career in education abroad, Todd has focused on program development, institutional exchange partnerships, managing site-specific programs, student recruitment and advising, and facilitating faculty advising and training programs. He also has experience working in ISSS and international student recruitment and admissions. Todd is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

As a student, Todd was an exchange student at Sapporo University in Japan; participated in the Salzburg Seminar short-term program in Austria; and a graduate intern at the University of Otago in New Zealand. As a professional, Todd has participated in numerous education abroad site visits in Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Todd also has experience recruiting students in Asia to study in the U.S.

In his spare time, Todd enjoys cycling, movies, experiencing new restaurants and local cultural events, traveling, and spending time with his family. His wife Pam has her Master’s in Elementary Education and is a English language tutor. Todd and Pam have three children, Kyler, Sumalee, and Aluna.

Sara Gutierrez


Faculty-Led International Program Coordinator

505 277-4032


Sara Gutierrez is the Faculty-Led International Program Coordinator and previously a study abroad advisor and the passport center coordinator for GEO. Sara is a native New Mexican and UNM alumnus. After graduating from Manzano High School in Albuquerque she attended UNM, earning two undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, along with a certificate in Peace Studies. She attained a Master’s of Public Administration and a Masters Certificate in Race and Social Justice from UNM. As evidenced by her academic accomplishments, she has a passion for international diplomacy and global issues. As a student, she studied abroad in Thailand for a semester, gaining a lifelong appreciation for Southeast Asian culture and cuisine. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies, she participated in Faculty-Led programs to Italy, Canada, Panama, and Spain, both as a participant and a group leader. In her free time, she loves to try new foods, dabble in photography, and travel (23 countries on 5 continents!)