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International Student Welcome Party
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.
Learning About Smart Homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics & Health Telematics
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.
More than 60 Brazilians, all top-flight students back home, enroll for a year of study in STEM programs
DENVER—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.
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. Most students will be pursuing majors in business, liberal arts, science and engineering. Students can then travel to Denver to their complete second, third, and fourth year and complete their degree program at CU Denver.
Student: Yumeng Hao
Home Country: China
Degree: PhD student, Molecular Biology, School of Medicine
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.
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.
Spring Break 2014: Arches National Park, Utah
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.
International Students Jump onto Ski Slopes
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.
Successfully Transitioning International Students to CU Denver
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.
ICB Club Hosts Honored Heritage Event
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.