This form is primarily for new students that have not yet arrived in Albuquerque.
New Students - Request for Services
International Students Inc. welcomes you to Albuquerque by offering several free services that include: Airport Pickup, Temporary Home-stay (3 days), Apartment Finding Help, and Friendship Partners. These services are provided by ISI volunteers. To request any of these services students must submit a completed Service Request form two weeks in advance of their expected arrival date. Use the button at the left (Request for Services) to request airport pickup, temporary homestay, apartment finding help, or friendship partner services. This form is primarily for NEW students who have not yet arrived in Albuqueruqe. Use the form below if you are already in Albuquerque.
Use this form if you are already in Albuquerque.
One important way that ISI Albuquerque serves the international students at UNM is by facilitating the Friendship Partner program. A Friendship Partner is an American family or individual who offers to share their life as a genuine friend. These volunteers help answer questions about American life, share meals and holidays, help with English practice, help with practical needs, and share cultural and social events.
If you would like to have an American Friendship Partner assigned to
you, please fill out the online and we will contact you via email.
ISI Albuqerque Welcome Center
Monday through Friday
9-4pm (closing time is approximate)
To make an appointment outside of this time,
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-238-6064
International students who have recently arrived in Albuquerque for the Fall or Spring semester at the University of New Mexico are invited to come to the ISI Welcome Center. ISI Albuquerque volunteers will be glad to help you with your immediate needs, such as: finding a room or apartment off campus, driving you to stores or government offices, delivering furniture to your apartment, and answering any questions you have about Albuquerque.
A free lunch is available to all international students who come to the
Welcome Center between 12:15 (noon) and 1:30pm. The Welcome Center is open for one to three weeks before the start of a UNM semester. This is the time and the place to sign up for an ISI Friendship Partner if you haven't already done so.
The ISI Welcome Center is located at:
The Baptist Student Union (BSU) Christian Challenge Building
401 University Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
(Corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & University. Enter from the back parking lot off of Dr. Martin Luther King)
Apartment Finding Assistance:
International Students Incorporated (ISI) volunteers are available at the ISI Welcome Center to introduce you to possible apartments for your consideration. Students requesting this service must email us the completed Service Request form with particulars regarding your housing needs. When your check-in at the GEO office is completed, go to the ISI Welcome Center at the Christian Challenge building (BSU), 401 University Blvd, to be assigned an apartment finding assistant. Use the button at the top left of this page (Request for Services) to request apartment finding help.
Great Furniture Giveaway
Free used furniture and household goods will be available for you to select and have delivered to your apartment when you have your apartment key and have attended the “Check-in Session” at the GEO/OIPS office. This service is provided during the ISI Welcome Center hours at the Christian Challenge building (BSU), 401 University Blvd NE.