“Degree from CU Denver Leads to Greater Job Stability”... February 16, 2017 | Office of International Affairs
Transforming Healthcare Initiatives & Lives in India... February 13, 2017 | Office of International Affairs
STEM Student Awarded Two Study Abroad Scholarships... December 20, 2016 | Office of International Affairs
Navigating Cultural & Language Differences... December 12, 2016 | Office of International Affairs
Festive Feast Hosted for International Students... December 8, 2016 | Office of International Affairs
Family-Friendly Event for Internationals Hosted by OIA... November 21, 2016 | Office of International Affairs
CU Denver Alumna Creates Pathways to Educational Partnerships
Dr. Sharmila Anand, an alumna of the University of Colorado Denver, is a born social entrepreneur, doctor, and an inspired educator. Her collaborations nurture education and healthcare environments where people can reach their optimal potential as well as learn how to effectively serve the greater community.
“I’m from a family of medical professionals, and have always seen that it is good to serve people,” said Dr. Anand. “Healthcare and education go hand in hand. In educating a girl child, who in turn educates the children of the family, you have helped an entire nation.” She added, “And you are building national assets.”
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.”