Optional - Yellow Fever innoculation clinic 8:00AM June 10, 2014 - This clinic is for students who elect to get a vaccination against yellow fever. Please Consult this page for recommendations. Our itinerary takes us for only two days into the area where vaccinations are recommended. The clinic cost is $100. The vaccination is good for ten years. We provide this information and point out this opportunity with no program recommendation for or against the vaccination. For info on the clinic call 277-7925 (Lisa). Contact Sam Johnson (sgjohnso@unm.edu) if you want to reserve a slot in one of the five person clinic groups.

Pre-Orientation - Lunes - June 9, 2014


This is the day to resolve ALL outstanding issues (registration, program fee payments, unpaid application fee payments, GEO issues, etc.) that must be addressed prior to leaving for Ecuador. Dr. Thomas will be on campus 9:30am - late afternoon to help.
  • Office at Honors, #2E
  • Call 277– 3362, 277-4211, Cell (505) 573-1656
  • E-mail mthomas@unm.edu
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Orientation - Martes - June 10, 2014 Honors Forum

(note: to make payment for bus tickets, arrive at 8:30 with your $27.00 check made out to Honors College UNM)

Session I - 9:00-12:30

  • Greetings
  • Bafa-Bafa
  • Visit to the UNM Southwest Biology Museum

Lunch - 12:30-1:30

Session II - 1:30-3:00

  • Cultural Awareness Discussion
  • Breakout meetings
  • Work on Cuadernito Presentations

Orientation - Miercoles - June 11, 2014


Session III - 9:00-12:00 (Honors Forum & Room #6)

  • Greetings/business
  • Cuaderito Presentations

Lunch - 12:00-1:00


Session IV - 1:00- 3:00 (Honors Forum)

  • Research Orientation - Drs. Enrique Lamadrid, Miguel Gandert
  • Last minute business
  • Juramento de Conexiones

Jueves - June 12 - todos van a Ecuador



Note: Conexiones Alums, former faculty members and associates may drop in at any point in the Orientation Sessions with greetings, encouragement, advice and support. Since 1979 Conexiones and Spin-off programs have involved as many as 900 students, 15 - 20 faculty members and around 70 grad. student instructors.