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International News | August 18, 2017

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International Students Join Celebrations at CU Denver Spring Fling

International Students Join Celebrations at CU Denver Spring Fling

May 15, 2017 |

With “Diversity” strongly supported as a core value at the University of Colorado Denver, it’s no surprise that international students are quickly welcomed into an exciting array of events and programs specially designed to integrate internationals into life in the United States. Two of the most popular annual events, Spring Fling and Fall Fest, are a collaboration between student organizations, school departments and nonprofit and for-profit vendors; hosted by CU Denver, Metropolitan State University, and Community College of Denver. Read More

“Degree from CU Denver Leads to Greater Job Stability”

February 16, 2017 |

Thai Alumnus Maximizes Marketing Degree

Kunpot Suriwong
Home country: Thailand
Degree: Master’s in Business Administration & Management; Marketing
University of Colorado Denver

Within your industry, what are some of your favorite areas of focus, and why?

I have a big passion for marketing research. Landing my first job in an online shopping startup opens a whole new perspective of marketing. It’s somewhat related to my degree but it also provides me with an opportunity to learn and grow. I am working as a content marketer. I usually apply marketing research knowledge to understand and find out what kinds of content online readers like. so that I can create appealing content for them.
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Transforming Healthcare Initiatives & Lives in India

February 13, 2017 |

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.”
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Festive Feast Hosted for International Students

December 8, 2016 |

Sharing Friendship  & Thanks at the University of Colorado Denver

Thanksgiving participants-croppedDozens of pumpkin pie slices, steaming trays of green beans, mashed potatoes and stuffing, and plenty of turkey slices (as well as pumpkin ravioli for vegetarians) were abundant at a festive Thanksgiving feast for international students, hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office at the University of Colorado Denver. Students came from diverse global regions around the world but all were focused on one thing: having fun.
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Family-Friendly Event for Internationals Hosted by OIA

November 21, 2016 |

Having Fun at the University of Colorado Denver

OIA Zoo-Saad&son_croppedWhere can you see clouded leopards leap 15 feet from tree to tree, arctic foxes with “built-in sunglasses”, and 150 pound komodo dragons that can reach speeds of up to 11 miles per hour? At the Denver Zoo! A special zoo day for international students and their families was enjoyed by more than 70 international students who are enrolled in a degree program at the University of Colorado Denver or at the CU Denver ESL Academy.

Hosted by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) , the event took place on a sunny October day and was attended by students from countries throughout the world, including India, China, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
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“It’s Never Too Late To Choose The Life You Want”

July 5, 2016 |

CU Denver ESL Graduates Embark On Careers

If you’ve ever spent hours researching a topic, written a 10-page paper on your findings, then presented your discoveries to a live audience, you know how intense the process can be. It takes determination, commitment, and follow-through. Now, imagine going through the whole experience in a different language. More challenging? Most certainly. More rewarding? Just ask the Level 5 international students who recently graduated from the ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver: Read More

Diversity & Inclusion Highlighted at NAFSA 2016

June 15, 2016 |

Preparing Tomorrow’s Globally Competent Citizens & Professionals

Ten thousand international educators from around the world recently converged at the Colorado Convention Center for the spring NAFSA 2016 Association of International Educators conference, the largest annual event of its kind. The goal? To sharpen focus on best practices, emerging trends, and new programs designed to prepare tomorrow’s generation of globally competent citizens and professionals. At the top of the list was an interest in how to maximize educational approaches in increasingly diverse classrooms of first-generation college students, minority populations, and international students. Read More

International Student Receives Rosa Parks Award

May 3, 2016 |

On April 21, 2016, the University of Colorado Denver celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Rosa Parks Diversity Award, honoring staff, students and community members for their dedication to promoting diversity, inclusion, and unity. Among the six award recipients was Tayud Mongkolrat, a sophomore in anthropology, who was born in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

When Mongkolrat was a young teenager, his family moved to Colorado so that his mother could pursue a PhD in Special Education. Mongkolrat was somewhat familiar with social activism – several of his family members in Thailand had fought for the rights of social equality and religious diversity – but when he came to the United States, he gained a true understanding of what this meant.
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What ESL Academy Students Bring = Unique & Valuable

January 21, 2016 |

ESL Specialists Encourage International Students’ Viewpoints

Heun (Ann) An
Home Country: Korea
ESL Academy, alumna, Pre-Engineering/Computer Science

When Heun An received her undergraduate degree in International Relations from a university in her home country of Korea, she wondered what should be her next step. Heun was serious about developing a rewarding career in the computer industry and, at the same time, she felt a tug from her classically artistic side. While visiting her mother in China, where her mother was studying Chinese grammar, Heun received advice from “my mentor”, one of her mother’s American friends.

“My mentor encouraged me to visit Denver and feed my artistic passion,” said Heun. She researched universities online and decided that the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL Academy was indeed “where I needed to focus next.”
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The Right Degree Program, The Right Environment

November 4, 2015 |

Indonesian Engineering Student Meets Educational Goals at CU Denver

Daniel Edgarth
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.
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