Global Citizens Project

The Global Citizens Project inspires and equips NMSU students to become Global Citizen Leaders. It is a scholarship program that provides NMSU undergraduate students, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, the resources to have a global experience. Combined with Global Citizenship training, leadership workshops, and practice engaging in the local and global community, students will also spend 8 days in Costa Rica. This non-credit, faculty led trip includes culture and language immersion as well as volunteerism at Life Monteverde, a local agricultural and nature conservation organization. This is a non-credit faculty-led program designed to build Global Citizen Leaders.

Student Group in Costa Rica at the Sky Tram, 2015
Student Group in Costa Rica at the Sky Tram, 2015

Meet our 2019 Global Citizens!!

We congratulate the following students for being chosen to be our 2019 Global Citizen Delegates to Costa Rica!

  • Cordell Pacheco in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
  • Cynthia Lujan in Kinesiology
  • Daniela Pedroza in Aerospace Engineering
  • Guadalupe Ochoa in Elementary Special Education
  • Isa Casillas in Communication Studies
  • Jessica Garcia in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Kiara Holloway in Animal Science and Environmental Science
  • Kimberly Pestovich in Chemical Engineering
  • Mitzy Lugo in Business
  • Shannon Rodriguez in Philosophy

Application Period Is Closed for Spring Break 2019


Never been abroad or borderland travel only
Demonstrates Financial need
Is in good standing with the university
Completed a minimum of one semester at NMSU Las Cruces campus with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA
18 years or older at time of application

The Opportunity:

Ten students were selected to be the second annual Global Citizen Project Scholars. Selected students will participate in leadership activities, learn more about how to become a global citizen, spend 8 days in Costa Rica with Dr Gabriela Moreno, Language and Linguistics and Dr. Eric Morgan, Communication Studies. Students will have the opportunity to be leaders among their classmates, network and make new friends while experiencing another culture for the first time. The cost to the student selected is $500. This includes flight, but does not include passport and spending money while abroad.


Accommodations - Students will stay with carefully selected host families for the majority of the stay.
Language Requirement - there is no language requirement, but it is always good to know a little before you go!
Health and Safety - Costa Rica is one of the top locations for NMSU students abroad. Rare petty theft and stomach bugs are the biggest concerns of those going to Costa Rica. By going in a group, cases of incidences decrease.
About the Host - CPI Centro Panamericano de Idiomas

Contact information:

Abby Nayra - Senior Program Specialist Aggies Go Global -