Global Studies

The Global Studies Committee is dedicated to enriching intercultural awareness by bringing diverse experiences from around the world to San Juan College and taking San Juan College students and faculty off campus to experience the world for themselves.

Travel Study

Travel Study gives students the opportunity to earn academic credit while participating in short-term study abroad or domestic programs off-campus. Students travel with SJC faculty to study topics such as biodiversity in Costa Rica, the Italian Renaissance math and art in Italy, Japanese culture in Japan, political science in Washington, D.C., and much more! Why just read about something in a book? Experience it for yourself by using the world as the classroom!


The Global Studies Committee works with other offices on campus to promote events throughout the year that focus on international cultures and topics. Come to a movie night, international fair, or musical performance and learn a little bit more about the world!

Attention World Travelers!  Do you have an amazing picture of the Eiffel Tower, Thai food, the Himalayan mountains, a Mexican fiesta, or some other international subject?  Submit your original photograph from abroad to the 2014 San Juan College International Photo Exhibit!  Please submit 11"x14" prints with your name and email address on the back of the print along with a completed International Photo Exhibit Submission Form to Cynthia Rapp Sandhu in the Office of Global Studies (Room 1624) between October 20-31, 2014.  A selection of photos representing a diverse range of international experiences will be displayed in the Graphic Arts Court from November 10-26, 2014.  Prints will be returned to owners after the exhibit ends.


New Mexico Global Education Consortium

San Juan College has relationships with colleges and universities across New Mexico to expand international opportunities for students and faculty.  

Global Curriculum Designation

The Global Studies Committee is working to designate certain courses offered at SJC as “Global” courses because of their focus on international content.

Peace Corps

Several San Juan College faculty are returned Peace Corps volunteers.  The Global Studies Committee sponsors events that give students and community members the opportunity to learn more about the Peace Corps and how they can apply. 

Global Studies
Room 1624C
505-566-3525 or