Chinese Student Blazes Educational Path
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,”
“Learning a language is a process; it starts when you are born and we build skills,” said Antonio Sermao, an ESL Academy graduate and student at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Denver. “The ESL Specialists taught me how to support developing the language by myself.”
“The Best Teachers I Have Ever Had”
Quoting British mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, the Brazilian student took the microphone and spoke enthusiastically about knowledge gained and the value of others’ help in attaining success. The mood was celebratory, the setting was a festive luncheon event in honor of the BSMP (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program) Level 5 graduates of the ESL Academy; the day was a perfect, blue-sky Colorado Friday on August 15.
Learning About Smart Homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics & Health Telematics
Through a collaboration between the Department of Bioengineering and the Office of International Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, five outstanding international students served as volunteer helpers and attended the 12th Annual International Conference on Smart Homes, Health Telematics, and Assistive Technology (ICOST) this summer. For eleven years, ICOST has been held in countries around the world – France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), the United States (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), and Singapore (2013; this was the first time that it has been held in Denver, Colorado.
International High School Student Enjoys CU Denver Summer Program
When Karen Hernandez, a high school student in Guadalajara, Mexico, read the online description of the recording arts and music business degree programs at the University of Colorado, Denver, U.S.A., she felt an immediate connection.
“I felt such a strong connection, researched further, and saw that you could learn so much about music media and about how to run a business,” said Hernandez.
In May 2014, an agreement was signed between the University of Colorado Denver and GCP- Korea that formalized the start of an innovative new “1+3” program. In this new model, well-qualified Korean high school graduates can spend a year taking intensive college preparatory English classes at GCP’s Academy in Seoul. Upon reaching the required level of English language proficiency, they may begin CU Online courses taking courses designed especially for non-native speakers of English. Most students will be pursuing majors in business, liberal arts, science and engineering. Students can then travel to Denver to their complete second, third, and fourth year and complete their degree program at CU Denver.
Graduating Class of International Students Appreciate University Experience
At this year’s International Student Spring 2014 Graduation Celebration, hosted by International Student and Scholar Services, Office of International Affairs, 175 international students met to share their successes and excitement as they prepared for spring graduation. The festivities took place in the Tivoli building on the University of Colorado Denver downtown campus.
Three outstanding students, whose grade point average ranged from 3.7+ to 3.9+, hailed from diverse global regions. But they all spoke about one thing they had in common – how much they had enjoyed their educational experience at the University of Colorado Denver.
Although international students have become an integral part of the University of Colorado Denver, offering varying cultural and global perspectives that enrich the classroom experience for all students, scholarships for internationals are few and far between. Through the generosity and foresight of two donors, Don and Maria Johnson, the new Johnson Scholarship opens the door wider to Finnish applicants to pursue a master of architecture degree (MArch) in the College of Architecture and Planning.
Successfully Transitioning International Students to CU Denver
The creation of an environment that fosters academic success for international students poses unique challenges; but then, international students at the University of Colorado Denver bring notable qualities to meet these challenges. Patricia Mathews, an ESL Specialist at the CU Denver ESL Academy who also taught at the university’s International College Beijing, observed parallels in the dedication and focus of students at the ESL Academy and ICB.
ESL Academy Co-hosts Educational Event in Downtown Denver
Contemporary Korean topics such as concerns over relationships with China and Japan, an assessment of the impact of the Korean-U.S. Free Trade Act, and the potential for an increase in the Korean High Technology Visa currently being discussed in the U.S. Congress were all part of a lively presentation and discussion held at the University of Colorado Denver’s ESL (English as a Second Language) Academy on Friday, February 14.