Global Education/Study Abroad Archives - International Newsroom
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.
American Student Gains Insight Into Rapidly Changing Country
“Bonds are forged more or less the same way, with trust, humor, and shared experiences; it is not difficult to make friends here.” –Paul Stahlke on making friends in Beijing
What it is really like to be an American student living and studying in Beijing? The question was posed to Paul Stahlke, a University of Colorado Denver International Studies major and Chinese Studies minor who is currently enrolled in his second Semester in Beijing program.
Maymester Abroad Program Provides Access to High Profile Business Venues and Influential Business People
A new semester has started at the University of Colorado Denver, and for many international students, the summer of 2013 was one of their best in memory. Just ask Mihir Rathod. A graduate student from India who’s studying information systems, Rathod wisely chose an elective class that provided access to business venues and influential business people in one of his favorite cities—London.
CU Denver and Ecologic Institute Sign Agreement for Semester-long Study Abroad Program
On August 12, an agreement between the University of Colorado Denver and the Ecologic Institute of Berlin formalized the start of a new semester-long program of applied research: Sustainability in Berlin. The MOU (memorandum of understanding) was signed by university representative Provost Roderick Nairn and R. Andreas Kraemer, Founding Director of Ecologic Institute of Berlin.
Student Richard Hancock
“I knew I would gain an invaluable world perspective by studying and living in Jordan, ” explained Richard Hancock, an International Studies major and Global Education: Study Abroad student at the University of Colorado Denver. Drawn to the Levant region of the world, on a spring semester 2013 mission to harness the challenging Arabic language, Richard participated in an intensive semester study abroad program through CET, focusing on Arabic and cultural studies.
Semester in Beijing Program Expands Chinese-American Student’s Education
Amy Ng, earning BA in English Literature
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
How did you originally hear about the Semester in Beijing Program, and what made you pursue this study abroad program?
I had wanted to study abroad in China for a very long time, and when I saw the University of Colorado Denver Semester in Beijing program, I took a leap. The scholarship opportunities offered in the program were another major reason why I chose it. I had looked into other programs, but the cost of this one compared to the others was significantly more economic for me. This program had the combination of what I had already wanted to do and the opportunity to do it—that’s why I am in Beijing right now.
Gilman Scholarship Winner Stella Yuan
Stella Yuan, International Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado Denver
BS, Spring 2013
Growing up in Colorado, Stella Yuan experienced not only American culture, but also the cultural influences of her family’s Japanese heritage. Speaking Japanese with her family members was an everyday conversational practice; but she still wished to learn even more about the country, the people, and the complex written system of the language. To accomplish this, Yuan decided to break free from her comfort zone in Denver, and pursue Japanese linguistic studies in the busy capital city of Tokyo, Japan.
Desire to Study Abroad Leads to Graduation Walk in China
Semester in Beijing program leads Denver student to graduation ceremonies at ICB
A desire to learn about—and in—a completely different culture led Nancy Tran from her home in Denver to her graduation walk on the ceremonial stage at International College Beijing, China. Tran had been a student teacher at an international studies school in Denver and her talks with high school students who had studied overseas inspired her to, in her words, “broaden my views and perspective on the world”.
Kelsey Evans, an International Studies major with dual minors in Political Science and Chinese studies, was one of the first American student to study at ICB in Beijing. Her great passion for Chinese culture encouraged Kelsey to extend her stay for a second semester. Kelsey is now back in Denver, working as an intern in CU Denver’s Office of Global Education to promote the Semester in Beijing (at ICB) program to other Americans students. Let’s get to know her stories in Beijing.