Intercultural Club Beijing Brings Reunion on Mid-Autumn Festival Night
In China, the mid-autumn festival means “reunion”. Family members, no matter how far they are from their home, make their best effort to come together and celebrate this auspicious full moon time of abundance and luck. According to the lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival occurs on September 27; and on September 28th the Intercultural Club Beijing (ICB Club) at the University of Colorado Denver hosted a lively banquet for Chinese students, faculty, and friends.
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Serves City's Internationalization Efforts
As Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas L. Friedman stated in his landmark book, The World Is Flat, "…more people in more places can now compete, connect and collaborate with equal power and equal tools than ever before." America's most rapidly growing cities (Denver, Colorado, jumped to #6 in the Forbes 2014 rankings) are fueled, in part, by the expansion of international business and research collaborations.
CU Denver Semester in Beijing Student Jacob Clark
With a strong desire for a deeper understanding of world economic markets and the end goal of an economics degree in sight, University of Colorado Denver student Jacob Clark boarded a plane two years ago and headed for China. The result was not only that of reaching graduation, but also of being able to take the commencement walk at as part of CU Denver’s Semester in Beijing program in China.
In this auspicious year of 2014, the Chinese Year of the Horse, the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University are celebrating the successful 20-year partnership of International College Beijing (ICB). ICB began in 1994, a time when joint educational programs between countries were not the norm. Through persistence and patience – and the fortunate timing of a chance dinner meeting – visionary educators Fu Zetian and Meng Fanxi were able to bring to life the inherent potential of this promising U.S./China partnership program.
A growing number of Chinese students are choosing to study abroad when they reach the college level. However, at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, Chinese parents consider the Chinese education system to be the best in the world. What are the main differences between the Chinese and American approach to education?
Profile: Hui Du
Students who earn an undergraduate degree from International College Beijing (ICB), a joint program between the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University, are well prepared for acceptance into prestigious graduate level programs throughout the world. A 2013 graduate of ICB, Hui (Vincent) Du is studying in the Master of Science in Communication program at Northwestern University.
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:
Majoring in Math at International College Beijing
Math has become a favorite second major for many students in International College Beijing (ICB), a joint education program between the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University. Serving as a model to universities worldwide, the ICB program offers economics, communication, and dual degrees to Chinese students; the program allows for study on both the Denver and Beijing campuses.
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.
ICB Student Junfei Tian
By Haiyue Liu
Junfei Tian, a senior at the University of Colorado Denver majoring in communication and minoring in art and creative writing, reflected on life in Denver and remembered the first time she arrived in the United States. “I came here because it’s a land of possibilities. I really like this country.”