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International News | December 15, 2017

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Faculty & Staff Archives | International News | University of Colorado Denver

Inaugural CU Denver Information Fair for ESL Students

November 8, 2017 |

Event Successfully Showcases Schools & Colleges

“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. Read More

Sharing the Good News

May 22, 2017 |

ESL Graduates Celebrate Success

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. Read More

Festive Feast Hosted for International Students

December 8, 2016 |

Sharing Friendship  & Thanks at the University of Colorado Denver

Thanksgiving participants-croppedDozens 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

November 21, 2016 |

Having Fun at the University of Colorado Denver

OIA Zoo-Saad&son_croppedWhere 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.

Hosted by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) , the event took place on a sunny October day and was attended by students from countries throughout the world, including India, China, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
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Launching the New Alumni Program – CU Culture & Cuisine: Spain

February 17, 2016 |

University of Colorado Denver

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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Parallels in International Teaching: ESL Academy & ICB

March 20, 2014 |

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. Read More

Teaching & Learning at International College Beijing

March 12, 2014 |

Robert Rostermundt, Mathematics Instructor

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. Read more by clicking the tabs between the interview (Teaching Experience) and the reflection (Learning Experience) below: Read More

Convergence of Interests: Teaching, Traveling, New Cultures

February 2, 2014 |

Aaron Meininger, Economics Instructor

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. Read More

The Spirit of Teamwork

November 10, 2013 |

Faculty Profile: Yungchih “George” Wang

By Lichao Sun

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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Internationalizing U.S. College Campuses: University of Colorado Denver Participates in Key Forum

July 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. Read More