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The Office of International Affairs provides guidelines and support for faculty planning, development, and implementation of programs and university business abroad in diverse global regions. We also help CU Denver | Anschutz students to successfully compete for national scholarships such as the Gilman, Boren, and Fulbright.
For many students, the hardest part of studying abroad is getting started! The Office of Global Education wants to help make this process as straightforward as possible.
Choose from CU Denver Global Study & Semester Programs, Third-Party Provider Programs, Independent Academic Student Travel, or The Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The application process for studying abroad will vary slightly based on the type of program you choose. The steps outlined below will guide you through the general application process.
It is never too early to meet with the Office of Global Education to discuss your interest in or plans for studying abroad. In general, we recommend meeting with an advisor no later than one semester prior to going abroad.
The Office of Global Education’s highest priority is helping students stay healthy and safe while abroad. It is important to consider what challenges you may face outside the U.S. and acquaint yourself with available resources.
Now that you’ve applied for a program, our Pre-Departure Checklist can help you track the next steps in preparing for your global education experience, and Know Your Host Country will help you mentally prepare for the experience of living abroad. Also, check out the Passports & Visas page to make sure you aren’t missing this important step of the process!
With the excitement of your upcoming experience abroad, it can be hard to remember everything you need to do before leaving! This list will help you get ready to go. You can find a printable version of the list at the bottom of the page.
We recommend that any student considering studying abroad apply for a passport as soon as possible, even if you are not 100% sure that you will study abroad. Acquiring a passport can be a lengthy process, and it is best to give yourself ample time in order to avoid any possible delays or complications
Learning about your host country, you can better equip yourself to communicate with locals, handle some of the cultural differences that might arise, and form realistic expectations about life abroad.
If your proposed destination has a Travel Advisory of a Level 3 (Reconsider Travel), read the advisory and State Department recommendations closely, and make an informed decision about whether or not you wish to proceed with the travel appeal process.
Review the most up-to-date information from state.gov and cdc.gov
Many students find that studying abroad creates a strong impact on their academic, personal, and professional goals. The experiences can bring positive effects, both short-term and long-term.
The institution abroad will issue student transcripts 1-3 months after the program ends. It’s important to make sure that your transcripts are mailed directly to the Office of Global Education...
Many employers place a high value on international experience when interviewing job candidates. Beyond listing your study abroad experience on your resume, you can use many examples of experiences you’ve had abroad to market yourself during job interviews.
After you have studied abroad and finished your degree program, you may be interested in pursuing work abroad. While your major may lead to international work opportunities, there are a number of additional resources to assist you in starting your search for international jobs.
It's a great way to continue your international experience and integrate it into your life back in Colorado
Share your experiences abroad to encourage others to go out into the world for adventures like yours, AND compete for prizes!
Faculty and staff can play a pivotal role in international education at the University of Colorado Denver, from leading Global Study programs to mentoring overseas research projects, encouraging students to study abroad, incorporating students international experiences into the classroom, and much more. Research indicates that study abroad transforms students’ lives, resulting in improved academic performance, increased engagement, fueled students’ “worldliness,” and enhanced their personal life satisfaction, among other impacts. We welcome you to be part of these extraordinary educational opportunities. Your support and experience is invaluable to students seeking to engage in a global economy and society.
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Global Study programs are academically rigorous, culturally relevant learning opportunities delivered outside the United States by CU Denver faculty.
We have compiled information for you to help support international opportunities through educational advising. The Office of Global Education recognizes and appreciates the numerous ways advisors help promote internationalization.
The CU Denver Global Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) committee is a group of university faculty and staff that was formed in 2016 to develop a strong partnership with the Office of Global Education (OGE) on the internationalization of the curriculum and outreach.
International travel may pose certain unique and increased risks to the traveler and the university. The Office of International Affairs is here to assist you with your international travel preparations should you need to travel abroad on behalf of the university for clinical practice, research, teaching, or other university business.
Our aim is to provide essential information that will enable ease of compliance with university international travel regulations and procedures and promote awareness and compliance with U.S. laws.
Faculty leading or accompanying students may also appeal the travel suspension on behalf of or in support of their students.
The Office of Global Education strives to provide as much support as possible throughout all phases of the study abroad process.
Providing you helpful guidance on everything related to your student's study abroad experience including impacts on graduation timing, financial aid options, how to send packages, student health insurance coverage abroad, and more.
If you are a CU Denver student experiencing an emergency abroad, refer to the following resources.
Read stories and news about other students and faculty studying abroad.