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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.
Boston and Washington, D.C.
By Joanne Wambeke
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.
CU Denver and Ecologic Institute Sign Agreement for Semester-long Study Abroad Program
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.
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.
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. The delegation, comprised of high-ranking officials and faculty members from eleven different Chinese institutions, arrived on the CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus on May 31 with the goal of exploring a variety of educational partnership options.
HOUSTON – Determined to be the first team from the University of Colorado Denver to participate in and win the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition – which encourages students to design the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the world – nine members of the university’s Mechanical Engineering Senior Design class achieved their goal on April 7. The team won first place in their category for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle they designed and built that achieved a maximum of 205 miles per gallon. (Last year’s winner in the same category achieved 169 miles per gallon.)
(Left to right): George F. Kacenga, Director of International Enrollment Management (CU Denver), Anthony Shull, Executive Director of International Affairs (UCCS), Dr. Alterkawi, King Saud University, and Dr. John Stevenson, Dean of the Graduate School (CU Boulder), meet with the Director of International Relations for King Saud University during their recent trip to Saudi Arabia.
Building a Global Platform for Higher Education
CU participates in 4th International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education, Saudi Arabia
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.
By Lateefah Young, CU Denver Study Abroad Peer Advisor
On January 8, 2013, staff at the Office of International Affairs (OIA) teamed up with Food Bank of the Rockies, volunteering their time to make food boxes for senior citizens. It was a chance for us to give back to the community and to get to know our colleagues better.
U.S. News & World Report
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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