Many educators and parents recognize the importance of a Chinese education in structuring a strong foundation for students. They also view an American college education as valuable in cultivating a student’s creativity and critical thinking.
Stepping off the plane at Denver International Airport, you’re in a completely different country, navigating throughout an unfamiliar city, moving into new housing, taking university classes where lessons are not in your native language, and learning to acclimate to a different culture in myriad ways.
Even temporary acculturation, the assimilation to a different culture, can pose extra challenges during your undergraduate and graduate degree studies as an international student....
From a young age, Yan (Brandon) Zhou showed an interest in engineering, peppering his father, a civil engineer, with questions about the equipment that he brought home from work every day. Toward the end of high school, Zhou took China’s mandatory Gaokao test, which determines one’s major and where to attend college. He showed a strong aptitude for civil engineering.
Throughout societies around the world, gratitude has long been acknowledged as a quality that supports the well-being of individuals, reinforces healthy relationships, and strengthens communities. In November of each year, Americans join together to give thanks during America’s holiday season of Thanksgiving, and members of the University of Colorado Denver community express their deep appreciation for the university’s diverse international students.
Published Jul 26, 2012
ICB is a joint education program between the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) in Denver, Colorado, USA, and China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing, People's Republic of China. This partnership, formed in 1994, was one of the first of its kind approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. ICB is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the U.S. and maintains a reputation as a challenging, robust academic program.
Published Oct 19, 2016
The CU Denver Office of Global Education is committed to providing every University of Colorado Denver student a wide range of engaging and affordable international study, research and clinical opportunities to help you globalize your academic and professional future.