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CU Denver Student Hones Language Skills in Jordan
Did you know that the English words “sugar” and “cotton” come from Arabic? Although different languages may share similar words or derivatives, learning another language can still be challenging; Arabic, for example, takes an average of at least 88 weeks of classroom study for a native English speaker to acquire proficiency. To dive even further into learning Arabic, Aaron Ferencik, a senior at the University of Colorado Denver, took the plunge and spent a summer studying abroad at the Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Amman, Jordan.
“I decided to study abroad because I had been overseas before in the military and wanted to go back outside of the country. I also knew that I would not be able to advance my Arabic language skills as far if I did not go to the Middle East and study intensely among native speakers,” said Ferencik.
Indonesian Engineering Student Meets Educational Goals at CU Denver
BS, Mechanical Engineering
Why did you want to enroll in enroll in the University of Colorado Denver and how did you hear about us?
I came to the U.S.A. to broaden my experiences as well as advance my educational goals. I came to Colorado after earning my associate’s degree at Green River Community College in Washington. I didn’t know much about Colorado before coming here; my older brother helped me, he actually earned his degree and is working in Australia. I wanted the option to focus on refrigeration within my mechanical engineering major.