‘Dancing Lions’ Open Spring Festival
Intercultural Club Beijing Celebrates Spring Festival
“I was excited to see two ‘lions’ dancing in front of my eyes; it made me feel like I was in China,”
said Yisi Lu, an International College Beijing (ICB) student who is currently studying at the University of Colorado Denver. She was joined by dozens of other CU Denver students and faculty at this year’s annual Spring Festival banquet, which was held on February 8th. The event was hosted by the Intercultural Club Beijing.
The Spring Festival is one of the most important holidays celebrated in China, with more than 4,000 years of history. According to the lunar calendar, it signifies the end of the past year and the beginning of the new year.
Inaugural Event Focuses on Global Engagement for Denver Communities
“I think this is a great adventure that we are launching tonight,”
announced Don Elliman, CU Anschutz Chancellor at the inaugural University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Global Crossroads event, hosted by the Office of International Affairs. The event, which will be hosted yearly, brought together leaders from the Denver business community and Colorado government, members of international organizations, and members of the university to dialogue, network, and enjoy an informative panel discussion surrounding global engagement. The panelists’ topics focused on fostering internationalization and sustainable growth of industry and education sectors in Denver and the growth of Colorado’s economy; updates were also shared about the multi-faceted ways that the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, a major public urban research university, plays a strong supporting role.
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,”
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.
Spring Break 2014: Arches National Park, Utah
For International College Beijing (ICB) students on the Denver campus, Spring Break is the perfect time for outdoor adventures in the beautiful American West. Colorado and the nearby states of Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and New Mexico offer a variety of scenic landscapes with soaring sandstone arches, lush pine forests, 14,000 foot mountain peaks, and colorful sunsets of orange and gold. This year, students enjoyed an exhilarating canyoneering adventure at Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah.
International Students Jump onto Ski Slopes
At the University of Colorado Denver, one of America’s top accredited academic and health sciences institutions, international students are serious about their studies. And when it’s time to take a study break, students are also serious about their play—the beautiful Rocky Mountains are only a short drive away from campus.
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:
ICB Club Hosts Honored Heritage Event
As the moon rose over the Tivoli on the fifteen day of the first lunar month, the Turnalle came alive with celebration. It was time for the annual Lantern Festival, which marks the end of New Year celebrations and the first full moon of the year, according to the Lunar Calendar. In China, when this full moon climbs high in the sky, people go outdoors to observe and celebrate with family members. Under the silvery moonlight, they make wishes and pray that the bright moon will bring them peace, happiness and health.
For international students and their American peers, the University of Colorado Denver serves as a global crossroads that combines cultures, historical perspectives, and modern education. International students from more than 130 countries have been welcomed at the university, which is a highly ranked academic and health sciences institution with 13 schools and colleges and more than 130 degree programs. Set against the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Denver is also the setting for a wide variety of international cultural events, hosted by one of the 100 student clubs on campus or one of the many cultural organizations throughout the city of Denver.
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.”