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CU Denver Student Hones Language Skills in Jordan
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.
“I decided to study abroad because I had been overseas before in the military and wanted to go back outside of the country. I also knew that I would not be able to advance my Arabic language skills as far if I did not go to the Middle East and study intensely among native speakers,” said Ferencik.
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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.
ESL Specialists Encourage International Students’ Viewpoints
Heun (Ann) An
Home Country: Korea
ESL Academy, alumna, Pre-Engineering/Computer Science
When Heun An received her undergraduate degree in International Relations from a university in her home country of Korea, she wondered what should be her next step. Heun was serious about developing a rewarding career in the computer industry and, at the same time, she felt a tug from her classically artistic side. While visiting her mother in China, where her mother was studying Chinese grammar, Heun received advice from “my mentor”, one of her mother’s American friends.
“My mentor encouraged me to visit Denver and feed my artistic passion,” said Heun. She researched universities online and decided that the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy was indeed “where I needed to focus next.”
Indonesian Engineering Student Meets Educational Goals at CU Denver
BS, Mechanical Engineering
Why did you want to enroll in enroll in the University of Colorado Denver and how did you hear about us?
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.
Through Hard Work and a Little Help from CU Denver, Thai Alumna Rises to Success
University of Colorado Denver Alumna
MBA, Business School
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER?
Originally, I first heard about CU Denver when I did an Auditing class during my undergrad with a professor at Assumption University who is also an alumni of CU Denver Business School. He shared his valuable experience with the school and his life in Denver which inspired me to come here. After I decided to go back to school, I looked at options for an AACSB-accredited graduate business school and for a degree program that I could finish within a year. CU Denver stood out as one of my top choices.
International Students Excel in ESL Academy Level 5
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.
Chinese Statistics Student : “University of Colorado Denver Was Such a Wonderful Choice”
PhD student, Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
University of Colorado Denver
WHY DID YOU WANT TO ENROLL IN THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER?
I come from a less developed part of China, I didn’t know very much about American universities before I came to the U.S. The reason I chose the University of Colorado Denver was because it gave me a teaching assistant position. I really appreciated this kind of trust. After I came here, I started to realize it was such a wonderful choice since the people in Colorado are so nice, and Denver is so great to live in every way.
Studying Leadership & Entrepreneurship in Ireland
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.”
CU Denver ESL Students Interview Local Chefs
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.”
Studying Abroad Enhances Education
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.