Academics

Global Seminars leave lasting impressions

For participants in CU-Boulder’s Global Seminar in Tanzania the past two summers, the program is long over. Yet several of the students were so inspired by the experience, they’re still engaged with the program. They’re working to bring a safari guide they met during the program to campus this spring for the Conference on World Affairs.

CU-Boulder a leading host of Brazilian ‘Scientific Mobility’ students

The University of Colorado Boulder shares the No. 3 rank among 238 higher education institutions in the nation for hosting students of Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Undergraduate Program.

The data, released last month by the Institute of International Education, or IIE, shows that CU-Boulder is home to 32 students through the program. Iowa State University also is hosting 32 students. 

Engineering students help to improve quality of life in developing communities

Fourteen graduate students from the Engineering for Developing Communities program at CU-Boulder traveled abroad this past summer to gain field experience in community development.

The students partnered with nonprofit organizations, private companies and universities for 4- to 12-week practicum experiences in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Uganda, Nepal and China.

Theatre professor returns from Fulbright with global perspective

For Bud Coleman, associate professor and department chair in the Department of Theatre and Dance, a Fulbright grant to teach in Japan was an opportunity to open a window on American identity for Japanese students.

A CU-Boulder faculty member since 1993, Coleman lectured on American culture as portrayed in musical theatre, American drama, and film at Waseda University and Kyoritsu Women’s University in Tokyo in 2009-10. The students, who spoke fluent English, were American studies majors preparing for international careers in business or law.

Study abroad becomes stepping stone to international career

CU engineering student Nick Bertrand spent two of his first four years of college studying in China—and then he went back again for a summer research internship.

“I love living in China – I love the food and the different style of entertainment there. And I was interested in the research from an academic perspective,” he said.

When he was a fifth-year senior double-majoring in electrical and computer engineering and applied math, Bertrand was selected as the 2010 Study Abroad Student of the Year.

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