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    Differences Between Chinese & American Education

    Jan 23, 2024
    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.
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    Time for Fun! Exciting Activities for International Students Year-round

    Aug 17, 2023
    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....
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    Student Success: From Partnership Participant to PhD

    Jan 17, 2023
    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.
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    Gratitude for International Students

    Jan 9, 2023
    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.
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    Innovations in Study Abroad: New Models & Programs

    Sep 2, 2022
    Innovations in Study Abroad: New Models & Programs
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    Perseverance Rewarded: International College Beijing Students Excel in 2022

    Jul 27, 2022
    International College Beijing students excel in 2022
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    International Student Assistants Develop Professional Skills & Provide Valuable Service

    Mar 18, 2022
    Explore the impact of international student assistants at the University of Colorado Denver as they develop valuable professional skills and provide essential services to their peers. Discover the benefits of cultural exchange and international education through the student assistant program in this inspiring story.
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    Exciting Study Abroad Programs Are Happening Now!

    Feb 7, 2022
    During Winter Break 2021, thirty-five enthusiastic University of Colorado Denver students boarded flights from Denver International Airport bound for Cuba, Spain and Italy. They delved into exciting Global Education: Study Abroad programs in business, art, or the liberal arts.
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    “Think About Where You’d Like to Be in 5 Years – CU Anschutz Can Help”

    Jan 17, 2022
    When applying for a postdoc position in the United States, Arora heard that CU Anschutz had received a grant to expand the RNA Bioscience Initiative. She was excited about the opportunity to become involved in a visionary, innovative program.
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    CU Denver | CU Anschutz Create Transformative Opportunities for International Students

    Nov 12, 2021
    Despite the disruptions and travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic, hundreds of international students and scholars continue to choose the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus as their destination for work, research, and studies.
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    Significant Scholarships: CU Denver Launches New Merit-based Awards for International Undergraduate Students

    Aug 23, 2021
    You’ve always heard that your student GPA (grade point average) matters. Now, it can automatically qualify you for a scholarship of up to 10,000 per year when you enroll in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Colorado Denver.
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    Sister2Sister Program & CU Denver: Unique Opportunity for Pakistani Students

    Jul 20, 2021
    “I’ve always been a STEM* studies kid, and focused on business and management consulting in school,” explained Momina Malik. “I discovered that crunching numbers really interests me.” A first-year college student in Pakistan, Malik is majoring in accounting. (*Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
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    Tips For Navigating Through Scholarship Opportunities

    Jun 21, 2021
    “In 2020, I thought my college plans were sustainable – but then the global pandemic ruined everything,” said Vy Nguyen Tuong Vo. An outstanding student with a 4.0 GPA at the University of Colorado Denver, Vo had to quickly leave Denver and return home, as did many other international and American students.
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    Odalis Castro’s Fulbright Award Will Fund Skin Cancer Research in Poland

    Jun 3, 2021
    If anyone knows about the value of persistence and determination, it’s Odalis Castro. On top of completing her final year at CU Denver, she spent countless hours applying for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Award, one of the most prestigious academic exchange programs that provide grants for students to study research in another country. Her hard work paid off: She will spend the 2021-22 academic year conducting skin cancer research in Kraków, Poland.
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    ESL Academy International Student: “I Feel Welcomed Every Day.”

    Jun 1, 2021
    Hadi, an outstanding student from Kuwait, is studying biology and plans to continue into dental medicine through the BA/BS-DDS degree program at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Students in the BA-BS-DDS program study undergraduate sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on the CU Denver campus, and dental medicine at the School of Dental Medicine on the CU Anschutz campus. The program is one of several innovative pathway programs that are available through cross-campus collaborations.
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    Expanding Access & Student Success: Virtual Study Abroad Programs

    Feb 19, 2021
    With international travel severely restricted throughout 2020, extreme limitations have continued into 2021. The disruptive effects of the global pandemic put a jarring halt on traditional on-location study abroad programs worldwide. But innovative thinking flourished at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Faculty and the team in Global Education: Study Abroad, Office of International Affairs, actively partnered together to create new opportunities for students amidst the challenges. The result is an exciting way for students to achieve a unique study abroad experience — through a virtual study abroad program.
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    New Developments in Immigration

    Nov 17, 2020
    International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Office of International Affairs, at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, hosted two free informative virtual webinars to examine the complex current and future developments in immigration impacting academic institutions and business employers throughout the United States in 2020/2021 and beyond. The webinar was part of their ongoing support for international students, researchers, faculty, employees and alumni, as well as for university departments, HR Business Partners, and others.
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    Chinese Student Awarded $8,000 Scholarship & Enters ESL LynxDirect Pathway Program

    Nov 2, 2020
    Imagine arriving in a new country for the very first time, enthusiastically starting your college education on campus, and within just a few months of your arrival, experiencing every class shifting abruptly into remote-only. Add to that the need to adapt quickly to an unexpected health and safety stay-at-home environment due to the global pandemic. Now, imagine staying in this unfamiliar country and city, continuing your studies, and stating that the academic experience has been great, and the people have continued to be welcoming.
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    Community of Support for International Students & Scholars: Virtual & In-Person

    Jul 5, 2020
    “We are experiencing such an unprecedented time and the Office of International Affairs, as well as staff and faculty in other departments at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz, have been making lots of efforts to help me and other students,” explained International Business student Vy, who temporarily returned to Vietnam to complete her semester remotely due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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    Right Place, Right Time: International Student Scholarship Awardees

    Oct 2, 2019
    Eager to come to the United States and study English at the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy, plus enroll in a business degree program at CU Denver, Vy (Victoria) Vo hit a major logistical roadblock. Although she had earned good grades in her high school in Vietnam and had obtained the required documents, her visa to the United States was denied.
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    Taking Full Advantage of Professional Development: CPT, OPT & STEM-OPT

    Sep 3, 2019
    “One of the best things is that Denver has a very strong job market; the city and state have a lot of work opportunities for international graduates who are on OPT and STEM-OPT ,” recently graduated University of Colorado Denver alumnus, Mohammed Faraz Ali, enthusiastically explained. Born in India, Ali spent much of his childhood in Saudi Arabia. Upon graduation, he stepped up to Denver’s thriving business economy with a master’s in electrical engineering that included the study of energy and power systems, as well computer engineering and embedded system design, and the development of artificial intelligence.
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    The Power of Partnership: Honoring ICB’s 25 Years

    Jul 17, 2019
    Graduation caps sailed sky high in both Denver and Beijing as CU Denver’s International College Beijing students celebrated Spring 2019 commencements. For a quarter of a century, the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University have benefited from this unique collaboration in education. As the first partnership of its kind, International College Beijing (ICB) offers classes to Chinese students in China and Colorado, and provides undergraduate degrees in economics, communication, or dual degrees from the University of Colorado Denver.
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    “LIKE I’M NOT IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY”

    May 6, 2019
    Going to a new school can be exciting yet daunting— especially if the institution is not only in a different town, but also in a different country. Good friends in Saudi Arabia, Shahad and Walaa, knew they would like to study in the United States—but where?
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    Designing a Great Future

    Apr 15, 2019
    Ranked by Forbes as #4 in “Best Places for Business and Careers in the U.S.” and #2 by U.S. News & World Report in “Ten Best Places To Live in the U.S.”, 2018, Denver, Colorado represents a convergence of sustainable business development and fresh opportunities. At the center of the thriving downtown area, international students at the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), University of Colorado Denver, see the city as their campus and canvas.
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    Transition Into New Year & New English Learning Environment

    Jan 10, 2019
    “Moving into the heart of the CU Denver and into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences? We love it!” exclaimed ESL Academy student Abdulraham Morelli. Morelli, whose home country is Syria, enthusiastically dove into English speaking, writing, and grammar classes when he arrived in Denver last year, and now “everything has become easier and my grades are higher.” His dream job is to be a biomedical engineer, and his “second dream” is to continue his higher education studies at the University of Colorado Denver.
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    Full-Spectrum English Language Support For Careers

    Dec 10, 2018
    Global access to new business markets, fueled by the exponential growth of technology, research and development, and modern project management tools have expanded organizations’ abilities to create effective project teams that span multiple countries. Industries including construction, architectural design, finance, information technology, energy, and healthcare are experiencing benefits from international teamwork and collaboration.
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    Denver Mayor Hosts Inaugural Event to Welcome International Students

    Sep 25, 2018
    “The Denver Mayor’s Welcome to International Students was a one-of-a-kind experience for me,” said Anshu, a student from India who is earning her master’s in urban design at the University of Colorado Denver. “I shared my experience of the event with friends who are studying at other universities in the United States, and they were amazed to find that our city’s Mayor took time out from his busy schedule to meet the international students in Denver.”
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    “USA Open for Business & Welcomes International Students”

    Jun 15, 2018
    “The United States is open for business and we still welcome international visitors and students,” explained Assistant Deputy Secretary for Visa Services Edward J. Ramotowski, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Hosted by the Office of International Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, Ramotowski spoke at a May roundtable event that provided an excellent opportunity for international education professionals, including administrators and advisors, to learn more about U.S. visa policies.
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    More Gilman Scholarships Available for Studying Abroad

    May 24, 2018
    With the recent change in the Gilman Scholarship program and the commitment of CU Denver faculty and the Global Education: Study Abroad team, more students than ever before are now able to apply for scholarship assistance. Five CU Denver students have been awarded substantial Gilman scholarships for their Summer 2018 study abroad programs. One student received $5,000, which is even more than her program fee.
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    Happy Summer Reading! Explore International Perspectives

    Apr 25, 2018
    Spring semester is in its final stretch, and summer is almost here. Get ready to enjoy a season filled with longer daylight hours, more time for outdoor recreation, and extra moments for catching up on your reading list. That includes a look at the many ways that international students have benefitted from CU Denver’s ESL Academy. Add these to your reading checklist and explore perspectives of students from around the world.
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    True West Meets True East: CU Denver Dragon Boat Team

    Apr 24, 2018
    Drums are pounding a rhythmic beat, gallons of water are splashing over the sides of the colorful 40-foot long canoe, and the 22 members of the CU Denver Dragon Boat team are breaking past the finish line. It’s happened time and time again, and due to hard work and perseverance, this year on June 17th, you won’t find the team racing ahead at Denver’s Sloan Lake – they’re headed to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor for the prestigious International Dragon Boat Federation Festival.
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  • Michelle Larson-Krieg, John Sunnygard, and Lisa York

    What’s Going On? Immigration Updates & Town Hall

    Apr 24, 2018
    In today’s rapidly shifting landscape of immigration regulations, international students and scholars are seeking clear answers and accessible resources – and the International Student and Scholar Services team, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, is providing them.
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    Subject Immersion: Semester-long Programs in Beijing & Berlin

    Mar 14, 2018
    Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in a subject and truly learn it from the inside-out? Through two University of Colorado Denver semester-long study abroad programs, you can dive deeply into faculty-led program studies in communication, business, economics, environmental science, and political science; or sociology and refugee migration, and global climate change. Located in two of the most innovative cities in the world, Beijing and Berlin, students live, study, and explore in leading edge centers where design, business development, and social changes are taking place.
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    Global Partnership Model = Chinese Student Success

    Feb 14, 2018
    Strategic expansion is a key component as well as indicator of a strong professional partnership. Six years and more than forty students after signing their memorandum of understanding, the University of Colorado Denver and Northeast Forestry University are not only celebrating their collaborative 3 + 1 + 1 academic program, but also moving forward on plans that will broaden and deepen the academic offerings.
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    Festive Semester Start For New International Students

    Jan 24, 2018
    As an international student, when you step onto the CU Denver campus for the first time, it’s expected that you’ll have many questions. What are the best available class times? Are there employment opportunities? What is like to live in the city? One question that you may have will be answered immediately – loudly and clearly – you are welcome here!
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    Family Relationship Studies & Professional Development in Spain

    Dec 18, 2017
    Dr. Ruben Viramontez Anguiano well understands the dilemmas faced by today’s aspiring first-generation college students. The son of immigrant parents and a former first-gen student himself, Anguiano learned how to navigate through the world of academic admissions, scholarships, and higher education classes to successfully earn his doctorate degree in human development and family studies. Ultimately, he discovered how to navigate the world itself – and share his passion for educational experiences with University of Colorado Denver students.
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    American Pre-Health Undergraduates & International Scholars Celebrate ISCORE

    Dec 11, 2017
    Match the academic eagerness of CU Denver pre-health undergraduates with the abilities of distinguished international scholars at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and what do you get? The ISCORE program. The International Scholar Collaborative Opportunity for Research Exchange (ISCORE) was developed by the Office of International Affairs, the Graduate School, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; it offers a unique, friendly learning environment that teams undergraduate students in pre-health programs at the CU Denver campus with international researchers and scholars at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to the benefit of both groups.
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    Colorado Celebrates U.S. Depts. of State & Education’s “International Education Week”

    Nov 21, 2017
    “It enriches our community to have international students here, pursuing their academic dreams. Thank you for studying in Colorado, for sharing your talents and experience with us, and for celebrating International Education Week with us.”, said Dr. Kim Hunter Reed as she addressed a group of international students during a special International Education Week Roundtable, hosted by StudyColorado and the University of Colorado Denver. International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and that attracts future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences between nations.
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    Inaugural CU Denver Information Fair for ESL Students

    Nov 8, 2017
    “What kind of jobs require a degree in public administration?” “Exactly what is conditional admission?” “I have two more Levels to go at the ESL Academy; when should I start applying to CU Denver?”. These questions, and many more from international students, engaged University of Colorado Denver school/college representatives at the inaugural CU Denver Information Fair at the ESL Academy. Designed to connect ESL students in Denver in direct discussions with staff from the university’s schools/colleges, the event was attended by more than 80 students.
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  • Rohan Christie-David and Dr. Sharmila Anand

    “Amazing Journey”: From CU Denver Student to Signing Educational Partnership

    Oct 17, 2017
    “Sharmila is an inspiration,” declared Rohan Christie-David, Dean, Business School, during the October reception honoring University of Colorado Denver alumna Dr. Sharmila Anand, who was recently honored as one of thirteen “Heroines of Health” at the 70th World Health Assembly.
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    “More CU Denver Global Study Scholarships Than Ever Before!”

    Sep 28, 2017
    In today’s global economy, employers are increasingly interested in candidates’ resumes that include international studies or professional internship experiences. The University of Colorado Denver is preparing its students to meet the challenges of a modern workforce through an exciting new range of study abroad and internship abroad programs.
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    International College Beijing – Moving Forward Together

    Aug 14, 2017
    “I would like to honor the remarkable foresight of our partners at China Agricultural University, who had the vision to create the International College Beijing in partnership with the University of Colorado Denver in 1994 – 23 years ago,” said CU Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell at the June 27th ICB commencement ceremonies in Beijing, China. Each smiling student who walked the graduation stage to receive his or her diploma represented another good reason to celebrate this unique partnership, the first and only agreement of its kind in China. It was a powerful demonstration of the success of respectful cooperation and collaboration between two distinguished educational institutions.
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    “Be The Hero In Your Own Life”

    Aug 3, 2017
    Amid cheers, applause, and a few tears of joy, twenty-eight international students celebrated their graduation from Level 5 at the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver on July 21st. They had arrived in Denver from countries around the world – China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Panama, Chile, Libya, and Vietnam – and had quickly become classmates, “study buddies”, friends, and a welcome addition to the ESL Academy family.
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    Sharmila Anand Honored With Heroines of Health Award

    Jun 9, 2017
    “What I have seen, even from only two years ago, is how young girls are believing more and more in their own abilities,” said Dr. Sharmila Anand, Managing Director for SEHPL in India. “When educators or family members give a ‘pat on the back’ to a child at the right time for a job well done, it can affect her for the rest of her life.”
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  • Dr. Izumi Tabata, PhD

    Japanese High-Intensity Training Research in Colorado’s High Altitude

    Jun 5, 2017
    “If you’re seeing stars and feel as if you can’t take another step, you’re doing the exercise right—but it is all worth it.” Variations of this theme are expressed by enthusiasts of the Tabata Training method worldwide. Also dubbed “The Four-Minute Miracle”, the system incorporates high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts within short bursts of time to create maximum aerobic and anaerobic benefits. VO2 max, which is the measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during intense exercise, increases; resting metabolic rate after the exercise and glucose metabolism are also improved.
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  • Lulu and Doaij Alsalem

    Sharing the Good News

    May 22, 2017
    What’s the first thing you do when you learn something new? Share it with a friend or family member. Lulu Alsalem, who graduated in 2016 from the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver, was pleased to discover how well the Academy had prepared her for university when she entered classes at CU Denver’s College of Engineering and Applied Science in Fall 2016. Naturally, she shared the good news with her younger brother, Doaij, who was living in Kuwait and interested in earning a dentistry degree in the United States. In May 2017, the siblings celebrated together, along with dozens of CU Denver friends, faculty, and staff, as Doaij and his Level 5 classmates graduated from the ESL Academy.
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    International Students Join Celebrations at CU Denver Spring Fling

    May 15, 2017
    With “Diversity” strongly supported as a core value at the University of Colorado Denver, it’s no surprise that international students are quickly welcomed into an exciting array of events and programs specially designed to integrate internationals into life in the United States. Two of the most popular annual events, Spring Fling and Fall Fest, are a collaboration between student organizations, school departments and nonprofit and for-profit vendors; hosted by CU Denver, Metropolitan State University, and Community College of Denver.
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    Celebrating Kuwait National Day at CU Denver

    Feb 24, 2017
    “We have fun together when we celebrate our national holiday on February 25th; so we wanted to share it and enjoy the moment of having a smile on someone else’s face, too,” said Thamer Alshammri, a student in the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver. Along with his friends and classmates, Alshammri enjoyed distributing traditional Kuwaiti food, as well as American snacks, and extending global friendship to downtown Denver business and community neighbors throughout the afternoon.
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    Transforming Healthcare Initiatives & Lives in India

    Feb 13, 2017
    Dr. Sharmila Anand, an alumna of the University of Colorado Denver, is a born social entrepreneur, doctor, and an inspired educator. Her collaborations nurture education and healthcare environments where people can reach their optimal potential as well as learn how to effectively serve the greater community.
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    STEM Student Awarded Two Study Abroad Scholarships

    Dec 20, 2016
    Studying abroad adds breadth and depth to a college student’s academic experience, however, fewer than 5% of the 300,000 students who study abroad are in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. The rigor of these disciplines often means there is little time to travel, and students in all majors often face budget challenges. But at the University of Colorado Denver, students are increasingly discovering ways that studying abroad is within their reach through help from the team in the CU Denver Global Education: Study Abroad office.
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    Navigating Cultural & Language Differences

    Dec 12, 2016
    International students and first-year American college freshmen share many common concerns: acclimating to a new environment with high academic expectations, understanding campus and city resources, and polishing communication skills for success in the classroom and workplace. Members of the Office of International Affairs and faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Denver collaborate in creative ways to develop programs that help students make the transition from high school—or from another country.
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    Festive Feast Hosted for International Students

    Dec 8, 2016
    Dozens of pumpkin pie slices, steaming trays of green beans, mashed potatoes and stuffing, and plenty of turkey slices (as well as pumpkin ravioli for vegetarians) were abundant at a festive Thanksgiving feast for international students, hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office at the University of Colorado Denver. Students came from diverse global regions around the world but all were focused on one thing: having fun.
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    Family-Friendly Event for Internationals Hosted by OIA

    Nov 21, 2016
    Where can you see clouded leopards leap 15 feet from tree to tree, arctic foxes with “built-in sunglasses”, and 150 pound komodo dragons that can reach speeds of up to 11 miles per hour? At the Denver Zoo! A special zoo day for international students and their families was enjoyed by more than 70 international students who are enrolled in a degree program at the University of Colorado Denver or at the CU Denver ESL Academy.
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    How international scholars get a U.S. visa

    Sep 12, 2016
    There are approximately 500 international scholars contributing their expertise to CU Anschutz and CU Denver. While these individuals come from different nations, backgrounds and disciplines, they all share two commonalities—the scholars are standouts in their fields, and they have worked through Director of International Students and Scholarship Services (ISSS) Michelle Larson-Krieg and her team to bring their talents to the campus community.
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  • presenters at the NAFSA conference

    NAFSA: The world comes to Denver

    Sep 12, 2016
    International education at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus took center stage in early June as 10,000 professionals poured into Denver for the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference.
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    How Two CU Denver Students Became “Heroes” in Berlin

    Sep 12, 2016
    It seems that 2016 has not been an easy year for anyone. In fact, it’s been so noticeably bad that a quick Google search of the contiguous numbers “2016” yields results such as: Slate’s, “Is 2016 the Worst Year in History“, The Atlantic’s, “How to Deal with 2016 Despair“, and Foreign Policy’s, “2016: The Theory Behind a Very Bad Year (And It’s Only Half Over)“.
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    “It’s Never Too Late To Choose The Life You Want”

    Jul 5, 2016
    If you’ve ever spent hours researching a topic, written a 10-page paper on your findings, then presented your discoveries to a live audience, you know how intense the process can be. It takes determination, commitment, and follow-through. Now, imagine going through the whole experience in a different language. More challenging? Most certainly. More rewarding? Just ask the Level 5 international students who recently graduated from the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver:
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  • Presenters John Sunnygard, Brenda J. Allen and Milton Bennett

    Diversity & Inclusion Highlighted at NAFSA 2016

    Jun 15, 2016
    Ten thousand international educators from around the world recently converged at the Colorado Convention Center for the spring NAFSA 2016 Association of International Educators conference, the largest annual event of its kind. The goal? To sharpen focus on best practices, emerging trends, and new programs designed to prepare tomorrow’s generation of globally competent citizens and professionals. At the top of the list was an interest in how to maximize educational approaches in increasingly diverse classrooms of first-generation college students, minority populations, and international students.
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  • Tayud Mongkolrat

    International Student Receives Rosa Parks Award

    May 3, 2016
    On April 21, 2016, the University of Colorado Denver celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Rosa Parks Diversity Award, honoring staff, students and community members for their dedication to promoting diversity, inclusion, and unity. Among the six award recipients was Tayud Mongkolrat, a sophomore in anthropology, who was born in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
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    NationaliTEA: Making New International & American Friends

    Apr 4, 2016
    What better way to enjoy making new friends from around the world, savor delicious teas and cookies, and learn how to say “hello” and “goodbye” in several languages (for example, “hello!”/English =”nĭ hăo!”/Chinese, “pirivet”/Russian, “namaste”/Hindi). It was all conveniently located right here on the University of Colorado Denver campus through the NationaliTEA spring events, hosted by the Office of International Affairs.
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    Preparing To Help Africa During Global Climate Change

    Mar 29, 2016
    With an end goal in sight – that of helping communities in rural regions of Africa with sustainable development for climate change — University of Colorado Denver senior Patrick Woodruff knew that learning to speak Swahili and taking a study abroad trip were important next steps. To obtain help in facilitating the process, Woodruff contacted the Global Education: Study Abroad office at CU Denver, where the staff helped him with the course credit transfer and pre-departure orientation.
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    ‘Dancing Lions’ Open Spring Festival

    Mar 25, 2016
    “I was excited to see two ‘lions’ dancing in front of my eyes; it made me feel like I was in China,” said Yisi Lu, an International College Beijing (ICB) student who is currently studying at the University of Colorado Denver. She was joined by dozens of other CU Denver students and faculty at this year’s annual Spring Festival banquet, which was held on February 8th. The event was hosted by the Intercultural Club Beijing.
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  • Aaron Ferencik in Jordan

    Learning Arabic: Growth & Transformation of My Worldview

    Mar 20, 2016
    Did you know that the English words “sugar” and “cotton” come from Arabic? Although different languages may share similar words or derivatives, learning another language can still be challenging; Arabic, for example, takes an average of at least 88 weeks of classroom study for a native English speaker to acquire proficiency. To dive even further into learning Arabic, Aaron Ferencik, a senior at the University of Colorado Denver, took the plunge and spent a summer studying abroad at the Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Amman, Jordan.
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    Launching the New Alumni Program – CU Culture & Cuisine: Spain

    Feb 17, 2016
    Lively conversations, laughter, and delicious Spanish tapas and wines accentuated an evening of fun and learning as the University of Colorado Denver celebrated the launch of its new CU Alumni Culture & Cuisine: Spain program. Whether the event-goers were seasoned world travelers or planning their first study trip abroad, all agreed that Barcelona is an excellent location for learning about the arts, architecture, history, and foods of the region.
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    Exploring Sustainable Development for Indonesian Communities

    Dec 4, 2015
    Your college years at the University of Colorado Denver can leave lasting impressions, rich in knowledge gained and friendships developed. More than 85,000 university alumni make their home in Colorado, throughout the United States, and in countries around the world. Recently, alumnus Rino Wickasono traveled almost 10,000 miles from his home in Jakarta, Indonesia, to visit his CU Denver alma mater and to learn the most recent best practices surrounding sustainable development.
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    International Students Enjoy Thanksgiving: “A Meaningful Holiday”

    Dec 3, 2015
    A diverse group of international students from countries around the world – China, Nepal, Turkey, Thailand, Ukraine, France, Burundi, and Vietnam – joined faculty and American friends to celebrate a traditional American holiday feast at this year’s International Student Thanksgiving Lunch, hosted by the Office of International Affairs, University of Colorado Denver. The event, organized by Aditi Nigudkar, a graduate student at CU Denver’s Business School and student assistant in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), gave students a chance to learn more about the history of the national holiday, socialize, and celebrate the season.
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    The Right Degree Program, The Right Environment

    Nov 4, 2015
    I came to the U.S.A. to broaden my experiences as well as advance my educational goals. I came to Colorado after earning my associate’s degree at Green River Community College in Washington. I didn’t know much about Colorado before coming here; my older brother helped me, he actually earned his degree and is working in Australia. I wanted the option to focus on refrigeration within my mechanical engineering major.
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    Intercultural Club Beijing Brings Reunion on Mid-Autumn Festival Night

    Nov 2, 2015
    In China, the mid-autumn festival means “reunion”. Family members, no matter how far they are from their home, make their best effort to come together and celebrate this auspicious full moon time of abundance and luck. According to the lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival occurs on September 27; and on September 28th the Intercultural Club Beijing (ICB Club) at the University of Colorado Denver hosted a lively banquet for Chinese students, faculty, and friends.
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    CU Denver International Students Enjoy Scenic Views at 11,000+ Ft.

    Oct 30, 2015
    On a crisp, sunny autumn day, the Office of International Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver led more than 50 international students on an excursion to one of America’s most spectacular recreational areas, Rocky Mountain National Park. The 415 square mile park is known for its majestic snowcapped peaks, clear mountain lakes, thick evergreen forests, and thousands of acres of wildlife.
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    Quality Research & Presentations in Your Major: All in English

    Oct 6, 2015
    During the last week of September, fourteen international students at the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy presented commendable research presentations on topics ranging from cloud computing to music therapy to causes of oil fluctuation worldwide to solving the effects of acid rain on the environment. The students, who came from diverse global regions, were able to develop presentations specific to their chosen major and gain a deeper look into their career field.
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    International Delegation Focuses on Energy & Education

    Aug 31, 2015
    On July 30, the Office of International Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, joined together with deans and faculty from the Business School, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and College of Architecture and Planning to welcome a U.S. State Department delegation of twelve international visitors through IIE/Education USA; their focus was on industry-private sector linkages, innovation, and partnerships.
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  • Gabriella Briones in Ireland

    Teachings From a “Tiger Economy”

    Aug 12, 2015
    The economic challenges facing the EU (European Union) have severely impacted businesses and at the same time have given rise to new ideas in entrepreneurship, organizational management and operations and leadership, especially in Ireland. In January 2014, Forbes ranked Ireland atop its list of “Best Countries for Business”, stating that “in spite of the turbulent last few years, Irish entrepreneurs have continued to innovate, disrupt and drive growth.” According to the UK’s The Guardian, February 2015, “Ireland’s tiger economy roared back to life last year and will retain its crown in 2015 as the fastest growing in the EU, according to Brussels’ latest forecasts.”
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    Practicing English & Good Nutrition

    Aug 5, 2015
    Summer days in Denver, Colorado, are filled with blue skies, sunshine, and a rich harvest of fresh vegetables and fruits. This season also provided International students from the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy with valuable opportunities for practicing English language conversations as well as conducting research in a fun environment at Denver’s Civic Center Eats, a biweekly summer lunch event that boasts “the largest gathering of food trucks in Metro Denver.”
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  • Claudia Pando and Courtney Scott

    Best Friends in Beijing

    Jul 16, 2015
    Best friends Claudia Pando and Courtney Scott met during the second week of their freshman year at the University of Colorado Denver. A friendly conversation, started over pizza, quickly turned to their shared passion for Chinese language and culture, and interest in CU Denver’s Semester in Beijing program. “I’m not sure who brought up the program up first, but afterwards we could not stop talking about it!” said Pando. The two made a decision to participate in the program together, sparking the beginning of a meaningful friendship and a great adventure.
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  • Betty Pearson

    Non-traditional Undergraduate Inspires Fellow Students

    May 24, 2015
    Betty Pearson is a trailblazer. As a first-generation, legally blind, 66-year-old undergraduate, she has been faced with many challenges, but she has never let that stop her. For Pearson, getting her college degree was just another obstacle to overcome. So, after 40 years as a working mom, Pearson returned to school as a student in CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Now, having just completed her fifth semester of college, Pearson decided she was ready for a new challenge, an adventure—studying in China.
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    Cause for Celebration : Global Study Scholarship

    May 20, 2015
    Receiving a scholarship is cause for celebration, especially when it makes the difference in whether you can pursue your education in another country. Students in degree programs ranging from architecture to public health to international business recently celebrated their newfound opportunities to study in countries ranging from South Korea to England to Cuba. Each student has a unique and compelling reason for participating in their program, and they all share one thing in common: their experiences abroad will be made possible by the Global Study Scholarship offered by the office of Global Education: Study Abroad, University of Colorado Denver.
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    New “Crime & Criminal Justice” Study Abroad Program in London

    May 19, 2015
    London – Twelve eager students traverse the cobblestone streets, catching the tube from site to site, pausing to scribble notes in their journals and listen attentively to trials and lectures. These students were participating in the Crime & Criminal Justice in London Global Study program, which ran for the first time over the 2015 Winterim. This intensive, two-week study abroad program focused on the impact of England on the contemporary practice of criminal justice.
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    Celebrating Diversity : Amplifying CU Denver’s Rich Blend of Culture

    May 15, 2015
    Their campus is a microcosm of the world, so a group of senior-seminar students decided to do something to celebrate and amplify CU Denver’s rich diversity. “In our class we realized we all spoke multiple languages and had international travel backgrounds, so we decided to use that to connect international students with domestic students across campus,”
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    Launching a “Great Adventure” : CU Denver | CU Anschutz as Global Crossroads

    May 5, 2015
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    Reflections from Berlin: Returnees Share Lessons on Sustainability

    Apr 1, 2015
    The nine students who participated in the inaugural semester of the University of Colorado Denver’s Sustainability in Berlin program last fall are back home, empowered with a new perspective on themselves and the world we live in. For these students, the semester-long program was an informative learning experience, offering both theoretical and practical lessons on sustainability. The students completed two courses focusing on issues of sustainability, participated in internships facilitated through a partnership with the renowned Ecologic Institute, and adapted to daily life in Berlin, a global capital and living classroom of sustainability.
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    Global Crossroads: Intersection of Education, Research & Business Opportunities

    Mar 12, 2015
    As Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas L. Friedman stated in his landmark book, The World Is Flat, "…more people in more places can now compete, connect and collaborate with equal power and equal tools than ever before." America's most rapidly growing cities (Denver, Colorado, jumped to #6 in the Forbes 2014 rankings) are fueled, in part, by the expansion of international business and research collaborations.
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    Industry-Education Collaborations Explored

    Feb 18, 2015
    A delegation of distinguished international visitors toured the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy and Business School on February 16 to engage in lively rounds of questions and answers about industry-education innovation incubators, potential international educational partnerships, customized English language instruction, and many other topics.
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  • Espirito Santo, Brazil

    ESL Academy Welcomes Brazilian Students Through U.S.-Brazil Connect

    Feb 17, 2015
    The winter season was in full force throughout the United States, but it was a classically sunny day in Denver, Colorado, when 10 Brazilian students were welcomed for a tour and reception at the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver. The high school students had arrived from the state of Espirito Santo Brazil courtesy of U.S.- Brazil Connect, an organization that fosters educational connections between the two countries.
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    Ich Bin Ein Berliner: “I Am A Berliner”

    Dec 8, 2014
    The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and nine fortunate University of Colorado Denver students were able to experience this historic event in person. The students are enrolled in the inaugural semester of the University of Colorado Denver’s Sustainability in Berlin study abroad program, which is organized in partnership with the Ecologic Institute. This innovative program provides students with the opportunity to study and research environmental issues while earning CU Denver credit hours and participating in local internships.
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    International Students Celebrate Accomplishments At Year’s End

    Dec 5, 2014
    Conversations and congratulations flowed freely at this year’s December Semester Celebration for international students hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Students from countries throughout the world were acknowledged for their accomplishments at the University of Colorado Denver by ISSS staff and academic advisors from the Business School, College of Engineering and Applied Science, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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    Chinese Student Blazes Educational Path

    Oct 15, 2014
    Siyuan Rao, an international student at the University of Colorado Denver, understands that engaging in a comprehensive educational pathway is a major step to academic success and to a graduate’s future career. Rao has wisely pursued a number of the options that students can discover at CU Denver.
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    Berlin Bound: Inaugural Semester of Sustainability in Berlin Program

    Oct 3, 2014
    As thousands of students are entering fall classes at the University of Colorado Denver, nine CU Denver students are stepping into classrooms at Germany’s distinguished Ecologic Institute for the university’s new partnership program, Sustainability in Berlin. The program provides an opportunity for students to study and research global challenges and solutions relevant to developing sustainable environments while they earn CU Denver credit hours and participate in internships.
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    “Togetherness”: Intercultural Club Beijing Celebrates Meaning of Mid-Autumn Festival

    Sep 22, 2014
    In China, the Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated on September 8th this year according to the Chinese lunar calendar, is an important festival that represents “togetherness”. On that day, no matter how far away people are from their homes, they make their best effort to return and celebrate the festival together with family members. In honor of this occasion, on September 9th the Intercultural Club Beijing (ICB Club) at the University of Colorado Denver hosted a lively banquet for Chinese students and others interested in traditional Chinese cultures.
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    Launching the New School Year

    Sep 11, 2014
    Students from countries as far away as India, China, Kyrgystan, Saudi Arabia, Finland, and Japan joined University of Colorado Denver faculty and staff to celebrate the start of a new school year at the Fall 2014 International Student & Scholar (ISSS) Welcome Party on September 4, hosted by International Student & Scholar Services, Office of International Affairs.
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    Brazilian BSMP Students Celebrate ESL Graduation

    Aug 22, 2014
    Quoting British mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, the Brazilian student took the microphone and spoke enthusiastically about knowledge gained and the value of others’ help in attaining success. The mood was celebratory, the setting was a festive luncheon event in honor of the BSMP (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program) Level 5 graduates of the ESL Academy; the day was a perfect, blue-sky Colorado Friday on August 15.
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    International Students Gain Valuable Experience at Prestigious ICOST Conference

    Aug 15, 2014
    Through a collaboration between the Department of Bioengineering and the Office of International Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, five outstanding international students served as volunteer helpers and attended the 12th Annual International Conference on Smart Homes, Health Telematics, and Assistive Technology (ICOST) this summer. For eleven years, ICOST has been held in countries around the world – France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), the United States (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), and Singapore (2013; this was the first time that it has been held in Denver, Colorado.
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  • student Jacob Clark looking over the landscape in China

    Economics : Inside-View & Graduation in China

    Jul 1, 2014
    With a strong desire for a deeper understanding of world economic markets and the end goal of an economics degree in sight, University of Colorado Denver student Jacob Clark boarded a plane two years ago and headed for China. The result was not only that of reaching graduation, but also of being able to take the commencement walk at as part of CU Denver’s Semester in Beijing program in China.
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    Brazilian Scholars Get a “Kick” Out of CU Denver

    Jun 27, 2014
    Brazilians are renowned for their Carnival, their soccer and their zest for life. The country’s flair is on colorful display this summer as billions across the globe watch every bounce of the World Cup.
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  • Karen Hernandez

    From Mexico to Music Industry Education in Colorado

    Jun 7, 2014
    When Karen Hernandez, a high school student in Guadalajara, Mexico, read the online description of the recording arts and music business degree programs at the University of Colorado, Denver, U.S.A., she felt an immediate connection.
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  • Suzanne Lewis in Nepal

    Reality of Healthcare Structure in Nepal

    May 20, 2014
    Breaking out of what is often referred to as the “U.S. cultural cocoon”, Suzanne Lewis, who is studying for her master’s degree in public health at the Colorado School of Public Health, entered completely new realities of lifestyle and healthcare structures during her studies in Nepal. Lewis was able to participate in a faculty-led Global Health Practicum in the Nepal Winterim Program after receiving the Global Studies Scholarship, which is offered through the Office of Global Education, Office of International Affairs.
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  • John Sunnygard and Sang Hyun Ryoo

    University Partners With GCP in Korea

    May 19, 2014
    In May 2014, an agreement was signed between the University of Colorado Denver and GCP- Korea that formalized the start of an innovative new “1+3” program. In this new model, well-qualified Korean high school graduates can spend a year taking intensive college preparatory English classes at GCP’s Academy in Seoul. Upon reaching the required level of English language proficiency, they may begin CU Online courses taking courses designed especially for non-native speakers of English.
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    Diverse Global Regions: One Thing in Common

    May 15, 2014
    At this year’s International Student Spring 2014 Graduation Celebration, hosted by International Student and Scholar Services, Office of International Affairs, 175 international students met to share their successes and excitement as they prepared for spring graduation. The festivities took place in the Tivoli building on the University of Colorado Denver downtown campus.
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    Celebrating 20 Years

    May 12, 2014
    In this auspicious year of 2014, the Chinese Year of the Horse, the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University are celebrating the successful 20-year partnership of International College Beijing (ICB). ICB began in 1994, a time when joint educational programs between countries were not the norm. Through persistence and patience – and the fortunate timing of a chance dinner meeting – visionary educators Fu Zetian and Meng Fanxi were able to bring to life the inherent potential of this promising U.S./China partnership program.
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    ESL Academy Students Contribute High GPA’s

    May 11, 2014
    Along with the excitement of this spring’s 2014 graduation week on the downtown campus of the University of Colorado Denver, another significant graduation is taking place at CU Denver’s ESL Academy. This May marks the 12th ESL Academy graduation since its founding in January 2012. Dozens of graduates of the ESL Academy have continued on into degree programs at the university, studying in disciplines ranging from architecture to engineering to public health.
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    The Art of Conversation – In English

    May 5, 2014
    Lively conversations – spoken completely in English – are taking place every week between American and international students from around the world through the Conversation Partners Program at the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver. The program offers lunchtime and after-class discussion sessions for international students to practice and improve their English language skills as they enjoy learning with fellow students.
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  • Yumeng Hao

    International Student Awarded American Heart Association’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

    May 1, 2014
    When international student Yumeng Hao received offers from four top universities to pursue her graduate career in the United States, the choice was clear: the University of Colorado Denver. Hao explained: “The Molecular Biology program not only fits my academic interest the best, but also provides opportunities to enrich my graduate school experience and help me in my future career.” Hao commented that she has never regretted her choice.
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    New Johnson Scholarship Opens Doors to Finnish Architecture Students

    Apr 20, 2014
    Although international students have become an integral part of the University of Colorado Denver, offering varying cultural and global perspectives that enrich the classroom experience for all students, scholarships for internationals are few and far between. Through the generosity and foresight of two donors, Don and Maria Johnson, the new Johnson Scholarship opens the door wider to Finnish applicants to pursue a master of architecture degree (MArch) in the College of Architecture and Planning.
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    ICB Students Learn Canyoneering & Teamwork

    Apr 7, 2014
    For International College Beijing (ICB) students on the Denver campus, Spring Break is the perfect time for outdoor adventures in the beautiful American West. Colorado and the nearby states of Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and New Mexico offer a variety of scenic landscapes with soaring sandstone arches, lush pine forests, 14,000 foot mountain peaks, and colorful sunsets of orange and gold. This year, students enjoyed an exhilarating canyoneering adventure at Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah.
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    Traditional Paper Book Reading Must Never Die

    Apr 1, 2014
    When Andy Warhol said, “I never read. I just look at pictures,” perhaps he foresaw the information age’s inevitable impacts on people’s traditional reading style. According to the China National Reading Survey from 1999 to 2011, the average number of paper books Chinese adults read per year in 2011 was only 4.35 compared to 6.64 in 1999. However, the national multimedia reading has increased dramatically from 3.70% to 77.60% during the past twelve years. With the developments of new media in the information age, it is time for people to reposition the value of traditional reading.
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    Experiencing the Great Outdoors in Colorado

    Mar 20, 2014
    At the University of Colorado Denver, one of America’s top accredited academic and health sciences institutions, international students are serious about their studies. And when it’s time to take a study break, students are also serious about their play—the beautiful Rocky Mountains are only a short drive away from campus.
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    ICB Alumni Well Prepared for Graduate School

    Mar 20, 2014
    Students who earn an undergraduate degree from International College Beijing (ICB), a joint program between the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University, are well prepared for acceptance into prestigious graduate level programs throughout the world. A 2013 graduate of ICB, Hui (Vincent) Du is studying in the Master of Science in Communication program at Northwestern University.
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    Parallels in International Teaching: ESL Academy & ICB

    Mar 20, 2014
    The creation of an environment that fosters academic success for international students poses unique challenges; but then, international students at the University of Colorado Denver bring notable qualities to meet these challenges. Patricia Mathews, an ESL Specialist at the CU Denver ESL Academy who also taught at the university’s International College Beijing, observed parallels in the dedication and focus of students at the ESL Academy and ICB. She has worked with fellow educators in both locations to prepare curriculum and conditions that support students’ transition into successful academic careers at CU Denver.
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    Teaching & Learning at International College Beijing

    Mar 12, 2014
    Teaching at International College Beijing (ICB) is a unique experience – ICB students are engaged, hard-working, and among the brightest of student groups (20% make the deans’ list). The ICB teaching staff is equally hard-working in developing a strong curriculum while still making learning fun.
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  • Students Li Miao, Siyu Zou, and Tong Liu

    Math Moves Up to 2nd in Popularity

    Mar 8, 2014
    Math has become a favorite second major for many students in International College Beijing (ICB), a joint education program between the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University. Serving as a model to universities worldwide, the ICB program offers economics, communication, and dual degrees to Chinese students; the program allows for study on both the Denver and Beijing campuses.
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    Lantern Festival Lights Up Chinese New Year Celebration

    Feb 26, 2014
    As the moon rose over the Tivoli on the fifteen day of the first lunar month, the Turnalle came alive with celebration. It was time for the annual Lantern Festival, which marks the end of New Year celebrations and the first full moon of the year, according to the Lunar Calendar. In China, when this full moon climbs high in the sky, people go outdoors to observe and celebrate with family members. Under the silvery moonlight, they make wishes and pray that the bright moon will bring them peace, happiness and health.
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    International Student Earns Three Master’s & Studies Abroad through CU Denver

    Feb 19, 2014
    Between completing three Master’s degrees at the University of Colorado Denver (totaling 87 credits with an outstanding 3.6 GPA), studying abroad in China, completing an internship, traveling throughout the United States, and making new friends, Fahad Alhammadi has clearly been busy.
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  • Hannah Jeanicke

    Learning Spanish in Chile

    Feb 13, 2014
    Inspired by her goal of becoming a bilingual therapist and by her twin brother, who had studied in Chile, University of Colorado Denver student Hannah Jeanicke took a bold step in perfecting her Spanish language skills through studies in a Latin American country.
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  • Bernardo Klimkievicz

    CU Denver Welcomes First Student from the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP)

    Feb 13, 2014
    Through the respected Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP), a scholarship program funded by the Brazilian government and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), exceptional students are entering spring classes at the ESL Academy.
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  • Aaron Meininger

    Convergence of Interests: Teaching, Traveling, New Cultures

    Feb 2, 2014
    Chinese students enrolled in International College Beijing (ICB) enjoy learning from University of Colorado Denver faculty on both the Denver and Beijing campuses. For Aaron Meininger, PhD, landing a teaching position at ICB represented a convergence of three important areas of interest: teaching, traveling, and learning about new cultures.
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    Presidential Scholar Award Goes To Two Outstanding International Students

    Jan 29, 2014
    The Presidential Scholar Award was developed by former University of Colorado Denver President Hank Brown to identify and recognize outstanding students in the freshman class. Award recipients receive $2,500 USD toward tuition that recurs for eight (8) semesters, totaling $20,000 USD.
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  • Ashanthi Maxworth

    IEEE Life Member Graduate Study Fellowship

    Dec 6, 2013
    University of Colorado Denver PhD student, Ashanthi Maxworth, student has been awarded the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Life Member Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering, which carries a $10,000 per year stipend paid. Maxworth completed her BS at the University of Moratuwa, which is the top technical university in Sri Lanka.
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    Global Crossroads: University of Colorado Denver

    Dec 3, 2013
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    Education at CU Denver Reveals New Career Direction

    Dec 3, 2013
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    A Rising Generation in China

    Dec 3, 2013
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  • Siyuan (Kelly) Rao

    First Winner of the International College Beijing (ICB) Graduate Fellowship

    Dec 3, 2013
    When the University of Colorado Denver was asked to send two of its outstanding international students to represent the university at a 2012 State of Colorado event, Siyuan (Kelly) Rao was an immediate choice. Siyuan had an excellent academic performance record and always showed a willingness to jump in and become involved in helping with university activities.
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  • Gabrielle Mattioda

    From Brazil to ESL Academy to MBA

    Dec 1, 2013
    Immersion in a quality English language program and immersion in a top-ranked business school and thriving business community formed the perfect combination for Brazilian student Gabrielle Mattioda. Mattioda, one of the first students in class on the opening day of the University of Colorado Denver ESL Academy, is pursuing her MBA in the university’s Business School and enjoying life in Colorado.
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    A Semester of Fun

    Nov 29, 2013
    On August 23rd, the ICB Club cooperated with International Students Inc. (ISI) in holding the “2013 Welcome Party for ICB Students” in Tivoli Turnhalle. This activity happens at the beginning of each new academic year. The ISI prepared Chinese traditional food for the ICB students and fun games to break the ice. The president of the ICB Club introduced the ISI leadership members and the calendar of events of this semester to the students.
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    A New Experience Every Day : Semester in Beijing

    Nov 27, 2013
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    A Career or a Family?

    Nov 27, 2013
    Fanggu is a Chinese girl from a rural area. She made a studious attempt for a higher education and was successfully admitted to a university in Shanghai. After graduating, she took two years to look for any job opportunity that would allow her to stay in Shanghai, and finally landed a job in a small business paying a limited salary.
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  • Yungchih “George” Wang

    The Spirit of Teamwork

    Nov 10, 2013
    George Wang, associate professor of economics and academic director of the ICB program in Beijing, achieved multiple academic degrees and gained abundant occupational experiences before beginning his teaching career. As an international scholar, Professor Wang has years of experience teaching international students: from Canada, China, India, Taiwan, Vietnam and also the United States.
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    Wild West Tour

    Oct 27, 2013
    Forty-two students, including two PALs (Peer Advocate Leaders), and four staff hopped on board the motor coach bright and early the morning of Friday, October 25th, to begin an all-day adventure to Colorado Springs. Qifeng Xu, an ICB alumnus studying for his master’s in marketing at the University of Colorado Denver Business School said, “The interesting ‘quiz’ that we had on the way to our destination helped me to learn some history events of Colorado.”
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    What’s Up? International Graduate Student Enrollments

    Oct 15, 2013
    The University of Colorado Denver’s downtown campus graduate division has received an all-time record number of more than 1,000 international student applications for Fall 2013 admission. Offers of admission and overall enrollment trends are also increasing.
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  • Joanne Wambeke with Yueran Wei, Xin Wang, and Jinghang Jia

    Alumni Gatherings: East Coast U.S.A.

    Oct 1, 2013
    While attending a conference in Boston this July, Joanne Wambeke of International Colleges and Partnerships was overjoyed to reunite with three ICB alumni in the Boston area: Yueran Wei, Xin Wang, and Jinghang Jia. The group gathered in Boston’s China Town for an authentic Chinese meal (complete with chicken feet). During her October vacation to the Washington, D.C. area, Joanne also reconnected with ICB alumna Fan Zhang.
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    The Grandest Chinese Festival Celebration On Campus

    Sep 28, 2013
    “It was an excellent festival activity which exhibited some slices of Chinese students’ talents and skills, as well as facilitated communications between international students and locals,” expressed Dr. Stephen Hartnett, Department of Communication Chair. He continued, “I was impressed that there were so many people gathering in the Turnhalle tonight to celebrate this traditional reunion day in China.” Professor Hartnett was not be the only one surprised by the grand Mid-Autumn Banquet on September 24th.
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    ICB Welcome Party

    Sep 27, 2013
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    London Calls to CU Denver International Business Student

    Sep 19, 2013
    A new semester has started at the University of Colorado Denver, and for many international students, the summer of 2013 was one of their best in memory. Just ask Mihir Rathod. A graduate student from India who’s studying information systems, Rathod wisely chose an elective class that provided access to business venues and influential business people in one of his favorite cities—London.
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  • university representative Provost Roderick Nairn and R. Andreas Kraemer, among others

    Sustainability in Berlin

    Aug 12, 2013
    On August 12, an agreement between the University of Colorado Denver and the Ecologic Institute of Berlin formalized the start of a new semester-long program of applied research: Sustainability in Berlin. The MOU (memorandum of understanding) was signed by university representative Provost Roderick Nairn and R. Andreas Kraemer, Founding Director of Ecologic Institute of Berlin.
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  • Student Richard Hancock

    An Invaluable Perspective on the Middle East

    Jul 26, 2013
    “I knew I would gain an invaluable world perspective by studying and living in Jordan, ” explained Richard Hancock, an International Studies major and Global Education: Study Abroad student at the University of Colorado Denver. Drawn to the Levant region of the world, on a spring semester 2013 mission to harness the challenging Arabic language, Richard participated in an intensive semester study abroad program through CET, focusing on Arabic and cultural studies.
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    Internationalizing U.S. College Campuses: University of Colorado Denver Participates in Key Forum

    Jul 24, 2013
    By welcoming international students to the United States and encouraging American students to study abroad, institutions are enhancing the competitiveness of the U.S. educational system, connecting future global leaders with American culture and business, and creating a positive impact on the national economy.
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    University of Colorado Denver Hosts China Delegation

    Jun 3, 2013
    The University of Colorado Denver was one of three American institutions visited by a seventeen member educational delegation sponsored by the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), China’s professional association focused on the internationalization of Chinese higher education that conducts international educational exchanges and cooperation.
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  • Amy Ng

    Taking The Leap

    May 24, 2013
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    Immersion in English and Architecture

    May 17, 2013
    The bold modern design of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) Hamilton Building, which includes innovative features such as 9,000 titanium panels to reflect Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine, provides a perfect example of contemporary architecture. It also provided an ideal setting for 25 international students from the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy to refine their English language and listening skills and to deepen their understanding about the field of architecture.
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  • students working for PAL program
  • Rui Liu

    Paving the Way: PhD/Teacher Joins in Research Aimed At Improving Colorado’s Highways

    May 3, 2013
    As an international student earning his PhD in civil engineering at the University of Colorado Denver, Rui Liu remembers encountering many difficulties in 2007, mainly due to language barriers and having to acclimate to a different culture. He credits his mentors in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the staff at International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Office of International Affairs, with helping him to overcome those obstacles quickly.
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  • students holding Sterling Dish generator

    Electrical Engineering Students Earn Plaudits at Conference

    May 2, 2013
    For Hassan Alzamzam, his academic journey may have brought him halfway across the globe, but his research and determination have earned him recognition on a scale that extends beyond the classroom. Alongside his engineering student group from the University of Colorado Denver, Alzamzam presented at the 2013 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) GreenTech conference in Denver, regarding practical alternative energy sources.
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  • alumni gathered on the fifth floor of the ICB building on March 26th, 2013

    Looking Back—Alumni Reunion at ICB

    May 1, 2013
    The alumni reunion was hosted on the fifth floor of the ICB building on March 26th, 2013, which was aimed at building a better understanding between alumni and seeking for more prospective students.
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    Broaden Studies for a Minor or Even Major (Life) Change

    May 1, 2013
    Senior ICB students in Denver, who entered the program in 2009, are excitedly awaiting their upcoming May graduation. Most of them have studied on the downtown Denver campus for two years. In 2011, the number of ICB students who came to Denver doubled the total number of Chinese students on the downtown Denver campus.
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  • Lingguang Li

    Alumni Profile: Lingguang Li – Living on Trains and Buses

    May 1, 2013
    Lingguang, an ICB alumna from the class of fall 2012, works as an intern for a Chinese investment company in Chengdu, Sichuan. In contrast with most Chinese students who plan their academic and career goals way into the future, Lingguang seeks out engaging experiences today that will benefit her personally and/or professionally tomorrow.
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  • Alexander Engau

    Faculty Profile: Alexander Engau on the Absolute Value of Math (and Bats)

    May 1, 2013
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  • monks meditating in Nepal

    Monk Business in Nepal

    May 1, 2013
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  • refugee camp in Yunnan

    Yearning in Yunnan

    May 1, 2013
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  • students studying for the Gaokao entrance test

    Gaokao or Bust

    May 1, 2013
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  • students posing in the Hayman burn area

    A Tree Grows in Hayman

    May 1, 2013
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  • student holding lanterns

    The Lights of Spring: Lantern Festival Banquet 2013

    May 1, 2013
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  • students on the reservation

    Spring Break: A Visit to the Southern Ute Nation

    May 1, 2013
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  • George F. Kacenga, Anthony Shull, Dr. Alterkawi, and Dr. John Stevenson,
  • Nancy Tran riding a bike in China
  • doctors examining children in Guatemala

    Construction Slated for CU Medical Facility in Guatemala

    Jan 29, 2013
    The construction of a $1 million medical facility in an impoverished corner of Guatemala is slated to begin in March, marking the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s first long-term presence in a developing nation.
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  • International College Beijing Offers Life-Changing Experience

    Jan 18, 2013
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  • three of the five Gilman Scholarship Recipients

    2012 Gilman Scholarship Recipients

    Dec 7, 2012
    For the Fall 2012 Semester, six CU Denver students received the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad: two are studying in Japan, two in Jordan, one in Morocco, and one in Italy.
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  • Faculty member Supriya Karudapuram

    Faculty Interview – Supriya Karudapuram

    Dec 7, 2012
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  • Jiayu “Leo” Dong

    Jiayu Dong – The Voice From Alumni

    Dec 7, 2012
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  • Lateefah Young in South Korea

    Lateefah Young – South Korea

    Dec 7, 2012
    With a longtime dream of working in the international music business industry, Lateefah Young, an undergraduate in the University of Colorado Denver Business School, could barely contain her excitement in learning that she’d be leaving for a four-month study abroad trip in Seoul, Korea.
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  • Daniel Smafield in Argentina with penguins

    Daniel Smafield – Argentina

    Dec 7, 2012
    Unfold a map and you’ll find many exciting places to study abroad. Unfold the story of a student’s life and you’ll find many creative pathways leading to a global education. And not every journey starts with a high school diploma.
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  • Savings Ahead road sign

    3 Ways for International Students to Cut U.S. College Costs

    Oct 22, 2012
    Paying for college can be manageable if you explore schools’ housing, meal, and job options. International students reviewing cost of attendance estimates for U.S. universities may wonder how they’re going to afford all four years of college. But it’s possible to research ways to trim expenses by hundreds to thousands of dollars before arriving in the United States.
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  • Anwar Ali giving a presentation
  • sign in Chinese

    International Colleges Explore Opportunities in Beijing

    Oct 9, 2012
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  • Marie Hastings-Tolsma
  • Daniel Tollin
  • Nanjing, China
  • Tongji bookstore
  • young child in rural Guatemala
  • 歡迎來到北京國際學院(中國版)

    Jul 26, 2012
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  • Welcome to International College Beijing

    Jul 26, 2012
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  • Saif Al Juboori and Siyuan (Kelly) Rao

    StudyColorado Launched To Increase International Student Enrollment

    Jul 25, 2012
    University of Colorado Denver joined with other Colorado institutions of higher learning, the state, and business leaders to support the launch of StudyColorado, a new state initiative designed to attract more international students to Colorado. The Executive Order was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper and announced by Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia at a July 12 event during the national OACAC (Overseas Association for College Admissions Counseling) conference in Denver this year.
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  • students posing with bread

    Cooking With Kindness: ESL Academy Students Reach Out to Denver Homeless Shelter

    Jul 25, 2012
    When international students enter CU Denver’s ESL Academy, they enter more than an English language immersion classroom—students also delve into a curriculum designed to deepen their understanding and appreciation of life in the United States and in Colorado communities.
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  • Dr. Fred Hirsch
  • Tizai Mauto speaking at the meeting

    Global Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

    Mar 30, 2012
    Tizai Mauto, PhD Candidate in Design and Planning, attended by invitation the Youth 21-Building for Change Global Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15-18.
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  • Xian Lu
  • Layla Almitib

    New ESL Academy

    Mar 26, 2012
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  • Visit Prompts Sharing of Experiences

    Nov 7, 2011
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  • Anna Luiza looking at a school brochure
  • Kelsey Evans

    Kelsey Evans – The Journal of an American Student in Beijing

    Jul 30, 2021
    Kelsey Evans, an International Studies major with dual minors in Political Science and Chinese studies, was one of the first American student to study at ICB in Beijing. Her great passion for Chinese culture encouraged Kelsey to extend her stay for a second semester. Kelsey is now back in Denver, working as an intern in CU Denver’s Office of Global Education to promote the Semester in Beijing (at ICB) program to other Americans students. Let’s get to know her stories in Beijing.
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International College Beijing

  • ICB Students in Front of America Wall Mural

    Year-Round Events Enjoyed By ICB Students

    Aug 31, 2023
    Throughout 2023, ICB students are continuing to join in the fun of indoor and outdoor events hosted by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) and CU Denver. In the spring, two hundred thirty students, staff, faculty, and friends recognized the Lunar New Year at an event presented by OIA, the Asian Students Association (ASA), and the Intercultural Club Beijing. The Club’s members act as consultants for International College Beijing (ICB), both for American CU Denver students going to Beijing on study abroad programs and Chinese students coming to CU Denver.... read more
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  • International Students at Denver Basketball Game

    Spring in Denver

    Apr 22, 2022
    Spring has arrived in Denver! Blue skies and clean mountain air make it easy for an ICB student to take a study break and step outside for a refreshing walk or bike ride.
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  • Students Conversing

    Employment & Learning Opportunities at CU Denver

    Apr 22, 2022
    In the Office of International Affairs, ICB student assistants have helped by providing guidance to other international students about the steps needed for application and admission into the university, and supplying information about visas and immigration processes, travel updates.
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  • Picture of ICB Students at Event

    Art Exhibit Inspires Imagination & Critical Thinking Skills

    Jan 6, 2022
    The ICB students found creative inspiration on a visit to the Spectra Art Space, hosted by the Office of International Affairs, where they particularly enjoyed the Nova Ita exhibit.
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