We encourage faculty to offer internships, independent research, directed study and community engagement opportunities utilizing the unique resources in Taos.
Local Points of Interest:
- Taos Pueblo (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Santa Fe Opera, Bandelier National Monument
- Los Alamos National Laboratories, Pot Creek Pueblo Excavation
- KTAOS Solar-powered Radio Station
- Ghost Ranch and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
- Chaco Canyon
- local non-profits
- organic farms
- and many more!
“They learned about, visited and experienced history and culture in a first-hand way that they probably would not have been able to do otherwise. They also interacted and made friends with fellow students who they also probably would not have met on the Dallas campus. It opens new opportunities for students to learn about new course content in an intimate setting, the culturally-rich Taos and NM area, and about themselves as they grow through this educational experience.”
Carla Mendiola, History faculty member
“This is engaged learning at its best. Students have the opportunity to apply their learning every day. It's huge for their intellectual and social development.”
Jill DeTemple, Religious Studies, June 2016