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News Archive | Page 2 of 16 | International News | University of Colorado Denver

STEM Student Awarded Two Study Abroad Scholarships

December 20, 2016 |

CU Denver Study Abroad Is Within Your Reach

Studying abroad adds breadth and depth to a college student’s academic experience, however, fewer than 5% of the 300,000 students who study abroad are in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. The rigor of these disciplines often means there is little time to travel, and students in all majors often face budget challenges. But at the University of Colorado Denver, students are increasingly discovering ways that studying abroad is within their reach through help from the team in the CU Denver Global Education: Study Abroad office. Read More

Navigating Cultural & Language Differences

December 12, 2016 |

ESL Academy Teams With First-Year Freshmen at CU Denver

International students and first-year American college freshmen share many common concerns: acclimating to a new environment with high academic expectations, understanding campus and city resources, and polishing communication skills for success in the classroom and workplace. Members of the Office of International Affairs and faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Denver collaborate in creative ways to develop programs that help students make the transition from high school—or from another country.

“The ESL students and new freshmen all want to make friends and be part of our campus community while building social confidence,” explained Rebecca Fisher, ESL Specialist at the ESL Academy. “Based on their smiles and laughter, I think this class has been a great success; they have really honed their conversational skills while making new friends.”
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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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How international scholars get a U.S. visa

September 12, 2016 |

There are approximately 500 international scholars contributing their expertise to CU Anschutz and CU Denver. While these individuals come from different nations, backgrounds and disciplines, they all share two commonalities—the scholars are standouts in their fields, and they have worked … Read More

How Two CU Denver Students Became “Heroes” in Berlin

September 12, 2016 |

It seems that 2016 has not been an easy year for anyone. In fact, it’s been so noticeably bad that a quick Google search of the contiguous numbers “2016” yields results such as: Slate’s, “Is 2016 the Worst Year in History“, The Atlantic’s, “How to Deal with 2016 Despair“, and Foreign Policy’s, “2016: The Theory Behind a Very Bad Year (And It’s Only Half Over)“.

With these headlines competing for the most clicks, views, or some other version of media traffic, it can feel like the world is crumbling apart. Then people like University of Colorado Denver Political Science majors Alexander Peck and Max Dalton seem to put those fragile pieces back together.
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NAFSA: The world comes to Denver

September 12, 2016 |

CU Denver and CU Anschutz take center stage in sessions on inclusion, health, managing risk and business

International education at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus took center stage in early June as 10,000 professionals poured into … Read More

“It’s Never Too Late To Choose The Life You Want”

July 5, 2016 |

CU Denver ESL Graduates Embark On Careers

If you’ve ever spent hours researching a topic, written a 10-page paper on your findings, then presented your discoveries to a live audience, you know how intense the process can be. It takes determination, commitment, and follow-through. Now, imagine going through the whole experience in a different language. More challenging? Most certainly. More rewarding? Just ask the Level 5 international students who recently graduated from the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver: Read More

Diversity & Inclusion Highlighted at NAFSA 2016

June 15, 2016 |

Preparing Tomorrow’s Globally Competent Citizens & Professionals

Ten thousand international educators from around the world recently converged at the Colorado Convention Center for the spring NAFSA 2016 Association of International Educators conference, the largest annual event of its kind. The goal? To sharpen focus on best practices, emerging trends, and new programs designed to prepare tomorrow’s generation of globally competent citizens and professionals. At the top of the list was an interest in how to maximize educational approaches in increasingly diverse classrooms of first-generation college students, minority populations, and international students. Read More

International Student Receives Rosa Parks Award

May 3, 2016 |

On April 21, 2016, the University of Colorado Denver celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Rosa Parks Diversity Award, honoring staff, students and community members for their dedication to promoting diversity, inclusion, and unity. Among the six award recipients was Tayud Mongkolrat, a sophomore in anthropology, who was born in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

When Mongkolrat was a young teenager, his family moved to Colorado so that his mother could pursue a PhD in Special Education. Mongkolrat was somewhat familiar with social activism – several of his family members in Thailand had fought for the rights of social equality and religious diversity – but when he came to the United States, he gained a true understanding of what this meant.
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