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Betty Goes to China
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.
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.
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.
“It’s a great opportunity for students to expand their worldview and see how other systems handle the universal problem of crime, often in very different ways,”
explained Lonnie Schaible, PhD, Assistant Professor and faculty leader of the program.
Students create ‘Cultural Awareness Certificate’
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,”
said Tess Farmer, a student in the University Honors and Leadership (UHL) capstone class. Farmer said the team initially struggled to come up with a project idea, but their shared global interest—and using it to encourage fellow students to check out the many cultural events on campus—gave them a strong focus.
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I heard about this college as a senior, I had some friends who were studying at the university. I did some research because I was still not sure about the university – it was totally new environment for me. I discovered that it is one of the best universities in Colorado and they have experienced and friendly professors. The atmosphere of the university is really awesome, people over here are very friendly. You do not feel like an outsider. It’s a quite amiable and cordial place to be and to study.
CU Denver Student Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship
“Today’s students have more scholarship and funding opportunities for studying abroad than ever before,”
explained Diego Garcia, Director of Global Education/Study Abroad, University of Colorado Denver. “Each year, our office’s scholarship funding increases as the number of global education programs expands, and there are scholarships available through the university’s schools/colleges as well as through national organizations such as Boren, Gilman, Diversity Abroad Scholarships and many others.”
CU Denver Students Study Sustainability in Germany
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.
ISSS Hosts Festive December Event
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.
From ICB Undergraduate to Master’s in Finance & Risk Management
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.
“This has been an unbelievable opportunity and experience,”
“Learning a language is a process; it starts when you are born and we build skills,” said Antonio Sermao, an ESL Academy graduate and student at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Denver. “The ESL Specialists taught me how to support developing the language by myself.”