My name is Shitu and I am from Nepal. I’m in my second year of graduate studies in Writing and Poetics. Naropa is open and accepting. The teachers at Naropa are very encouraging and helpful in tracing an idea into reality, in my case writing. They help in creating a space where sharing my experiences, writings and understandings–which are very different from those in class– is safe and comfortable. I love the passion and sense of responsibility that people of Boulder have towards the environment and the community. Boulder, as cliché as it may sound, is picture perfect each day of the year and there is so much to do here. People here are very helpful and friendly and know exactly where Nepal is on the map. Just this little fact made it very easy for me to settle in.
Naropa University was founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 1974 as the Naropa Institute by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a lineage holder of both the Kagyü and Nyingma Buddhist traditions. Naropa’s campus culture reflects the Buddhist-inspired, ecumenical nature of the university’s curriculum, grounded as it is in the world’s wisdom traditions. As a consequence, diversity is deeply respected, as are students’ individual academic and spiritual paths. This respect extends to the larger community where Naropa students contribute as volunteers and interns. And to Naropa’s relationship to the planet; environmental stewardship is integral to Naropa’s campus life.
Spring International Language Center
My name is Ricardo and I am from Caracas, Venezuela. I came to Colorado to learn English at the Spring International Language Center. They offer good classes that really improve your English and lots of activities– rafting, skiing, hiking, bowling—so you can practice English and have fun. The professors and the staff at Spring really help you a lot any time you need them. The people are very out-going and friendly. I feel like this is my family. Now, because of Spring International, I am in a Master’s program in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Denver.
About Spring International Language Center
Spring International Language Center, founded in 1979, offers a post-secondary intensive English language program aimed at preparing international students for academic study. It also offers an Executive program for business and other professionals who want to improve their English for career purposes or for personal reasons while visiting Colorado. The intensive English program is comprised of seven levels from Basic to Advanced offered in nine-week sessions and an 8-week long Graduate Exam Training level for students who need to prepare specifically for the GRE or GMAT tests.
Spring International has a well-established homestay program and a strong student services component to ensure every student coming to Colorado feels taken care of and at home. With centers in both Littleton and Denver, students can choose a suburban or an urban setting for their English language training before being assisted in finding placement in one of Colorado’s excellent institutions of higher education. Spring International is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
My name is Kaymarie and I am from Jamaica. I am studying English and Mass Communications at Adams State University. After attending a four year university in Jamaica, I decided to go abroad to further my studies and hopefully run track for a prominent college. When it was time to choose, Adams State was my top Division II school of choice. I appreciate the attention I receive from my professors because of the small classroom sizes. My professors and coaches helped me to progress greatly. This is the experience of a lifetime!
About Adams State University
“Great Stories Begin Here” is not simply a slogan at Adams State University. Student success is the result of our caring campus culture. Our highly qualified faculty focus on teaching and excellence within their disciplines. An intimate campus with treed-lined walkways, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, supportive programs, and vibrant student life await Adams State students. Adams State has entered a new era of growth, recording an all-time high enrollment of 3,701 in fall 2011. The campus has been transformed, with $65 million worth of improvements nearly complete.
Colorado Mesa University
My name is Baurzhan. I am studying sports management at Colorado Mesa University. I like the nature and weather in Colorado. Colorado Mesa University is a very good opportunity to chase my career dreams and goals. I tell my friends back home in Kazakhstan, “Don’t be afraid to take the first step to study in the USA. And the first step to make is to come to Colorado!”
About Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado is a comprehensive university providing exceptional educational opportunities in a student-centered environment. Featuring small class sizes and a high level of student-faculty interaction, Colorado Mesa boasts a state-of-the-art campus located in a beautiful valley nestled between mountains and high-desert canyons. Colorado Mesa University is one of the fastest growing public institutions in Colorado, enrolling 9,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels and representing students from more than 25 countries. Students enjoy a wide range of ways to stay active and involved on campus through clubs, leadership opportunities, intramural and intercollegiate sports, the arts, and outdoor program activities.
My name is Riyam and I am the first student from the Iraqi Student Project to study in Colorado. I found my home away from home at Regis University, which has proven a perfect match for my personality and interests. Regis University’s focus on community, serving others and pursuing a life of purpose has forever impacted my life. In addition, the institution’s liberal arts education allows me to take classes in subjects I never knew I would love. Regis University’s close proximity to downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains offer a beautiful landscape and endless opportunities to become part of the local community.
About Regis University
Regis University is proud to stand among the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, which share the Jesuit vision of a values-centered education that shapes intelligent decision-making and strengthens commitment to community service. Regis nurtures the life of the mind and the pursuit of truth within an environment conducive to effective teaching, learning and personal development. Students benefit from small student-to-teacher ratios and personal attention from dedicated, award-winning faculty at all three of our colleges and schools.
Fort Lewis College
My name is Takayuki and I am from Japan. I’m studying Finance, Accounting and Marketing at Fort Lewis College. In Colorado, every season is beautiful and the people are very friendly. I chose Fort Lewis College because of its beautiful location and the outstanding faculty. Also, the class sizes are small and the instructors really care about the students. Fort Lewis has a great Business Department.
About Fort Lewis College
Located in Durango, Colorado, Fort Lewis College is a selective public liberal arts college that launches careers and changes lives through top-quality academic programs tailored to each student’s strengths, passions, style, and goals. Unique experiential learning opportunities utilize the Southwest’s landscapes and communities to expand perspectives and hone professional skills, supported by close connections between faculty and students on an inspiring mountain campus that is home to nearly 4,000 students from 49 states, 23 countries, and 144 Native American Tribes and Alaskan Villages.
Colorado Mountain College
My name is Jaime and I am from Toronto, Canada. I’m seeking an Associate degree in Arts–Theatre from Colorado Mountain College. I had never been to Colorado before. I thought coming here would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I couldn’t refuse; once I saw the mountains for the first time I knew I had made the right decision. It’s a great place for me. It takes me away from the life I knew and puts me in a whole new world that I would have never experienced. I also love that CMC’s class sizes are small. Teachers want to help you anyway they can to understand the material.
About Colorado Mountain College
Colorado Mountain College is a multi-campus public college in the ski-mountains of Colorado. CMC hosts about 20 international students at the three residential campuses in: Steamboat, Leadville, and Spring Valley near Glenwood Springs. International students find that the resort towns where we are located are already “international” in character, and we offer an alternative to studying in the city. For International students, we offer two-year technical degrees, and two-year degrees for transfer.
The University of Northern Colorado
My name is Denchai. I am a doctoral student in educational studies. In my home country of Thailand, UNC is well recognized in its reputation to produce highly intellectual scholars in education and other fields. In Thailand, being UNC-educated is a privilege. I like the weather, mountains, and people. Every minute at UNC is a pleasure. I appreciate friendships I have made here. I feel involved in this community. I love every minute living here. And, I finally see the snow!
About The University of Northern Colorado
Home to 13,000 students from over 50 countries and six continents, UNC is a doctoral research university with a friendly welcoming personality. We are committed to giving you the very best preparation for today’s global marketplace as we offer more than 100 undergraduate degrees and over 75 master’s and doctoral degrees in a wide variety of disciplines. Our campus is small enough to provide our students with personalized experience, yet big enough to offer rich and diverse quality academic opportunities. At UNC it’s easy for you to study with world-class faculty and to get the kind of personal, academic support that can help you succeed.
Colorado State University
My name is Tulsi. I am a graduate student in business administration at Colorado State University. I came to Colorado from my home in Nepal because I wanted to come to a small city with good people. Nepal has some of the highest mountains in the world, and Colorado’s mountains help me feel at home. And I compared Colorado State University’s rankings with other universities, and it’s one of the best in the nation. Job placement for graduates in business is also one of the best. And it’s Fort Collins, the number one place to live. If you are coming to the US, I highly recommend CSU.
About Colorado State University
Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, is situated on nearly 5,000 acres of land, including the main campus, a foothills campus, an agricultural campus, and a mountain campus (Pingree Park). Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students, faculty and staff.
Colorado State’s rankings include its recognition as a top tier university in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of “America’s Best Colleges and Universities,” as well as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine’s ranking as one of the top public universities in the United States for educational quality and affordability. Our world-class research in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, environmental science, and biomedical technology attracted more than $300 million in research funding annually. Our professional programs in veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, journalism, agriculture and construction management are ranked among the nation’s best.
Colorado Christian University
My name is Abel and I am from Ethiopia. I’m currently studying Organizational Management with an emphasis in Leadership at Colorado Christian University. I choose to come to Colorado because Colorado is a place where educational learning is cultivated in a free and spiritual flavored atmosphere. I chose Colorado Christian University for two reasons: the school has a Christian worldview based on the Bible, the Word of God. The other reason is CCU’s great connections with circles of business, faith, politics and nonprofit communities in and out of Colorado. The professors, the staff and the student body all create a great campus community and beyond. Studying in Colorado has been one of the great adventures of my life.
About Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian University’s main campus is located in Lakewood, Colorado, only 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountains and downtown Denver. CCU’s undergraduate school offers over 45 academic programs of study. CCU also offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies that are specifically designed to meet the needs of adult learners. CCU’s multiple center locations throughout the Colorado region include state-of-the-art classrooms equipped with educational technology, administrative offices, and computer access for students as well as group study areas to allow for student interaction.
What makes CCU unique? A passion for rigorous academics and helping our students grow in their faith, along with countless opportunities for leadership and for service. CCU wants to make the benefits of a Christ-centered education available to students from different countries around the world. Our fully accredited University emphasizes excellence in its academic programs and fosters strong student academic achievement. Small classes designed to encourage personal interactions between faculty and students, enhancing the learning process. The University seeks to provide students flexibility to personalize their programs of study and to participate in a variety of enriching co-curricular educational opportunities, which foster meaningful community.
The University of Denver
My name is Ruoxi. I am studying accounting at the University of Denver. When I got the offer from the University of Denver, I compared it with other offers from different states. After comparing the weather, location, and the states’ social atmosphere, I decided to come to Colorado. DU has a great business program and nice internship opportunities. DU provides lots of opportunities for international students to get involved in campus activities and play different roles on campus to add more diversity to enrich campus culture. I am happy to report to my parents back in China that they helped me make the best decision to come here. Colorado has beautiful mountains, a friendly cultural atmosphere, healthy food and multiple colored leaves.
About the University of Denver
Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region.
The University’s 125-acre residential campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,000 students from all regions of the U.S. and 93 other countries.
The University of Denver offers a dynamic learning environment where students work closely with their professors through unique classroom experiences, study abroad programs, internships and community service opportunities throughout the world. Students cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving, and research led by our faculty and students has made a tangible difference in a huge range of fields, generating new medical technologies, environmental safeguards, archaeological discoveries and much more.
LCI Language Centers
My name is Mohammed, and I am from Saudi Arabia. I am studying English at LCI Language Centers. I chose to come to Colorado because it has many different things I can do as an international student. And I like the people here, they are so kind and they like to support and help international students. I have seen a lot of students graduate from LCI and they speak very well! Studying here is hard, but it is really helpful.
About LCI Language Centers
LCI is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and offers both general English and Academic English for international students wishing to attend university in the United States. LCI Language Centers combine quality, accredited academic programs with the personalized attention students require to meet their educational goals. LCI Language Center’s Academic English Program is a full-time language program with 24 hours of instruction per week. The Academic English program consists of six levels, Basic through Level 5; each level is 10 weeks. Students enrolling in the Academic English Program have an English language assessment to ensure placement in the appropriate level. Students may then progress through the levels until they obtain the level of English proficiency required for university studies.
The elements of the Academic English Program focus on developing the student’s effective communication skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the level needed for success at an English-speaking university. A cultural component to assist students in their awareness and adaptation to life in the USA is part of all language programs at LCI.
The Colorado Community College System
My name is Gantuya. I am from Mongolia. Before I could enroll at the Colorado School of Mines where I plan to study petroleum engineering, I needed to improve my English and enroll in core courses that would transfer to Mines. I love Red Rocks Community College. It has a great studying environment with very friendly people. Colorado is a beautiful place to live and study, and I am very excited about my future because I am studying here.
About The Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) comprises the state’s largest system of higher education, with 13 community colleges located across the state and serving approximately 162,000 students annually. Commuter and, in some cases, residential students have the opportunity to study in communities across metro Denver, the Rocky Mountain ranges or our rural plains. Our mission is to provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities in an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation.
Metropolitan State University of Denver
My name is Fabien. I am from France. I am studying air traffic control and aviation management at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I chose Colorado for the mountains and all the outdoor activities it offers. I chose to study at MSU Denver because our school has one of the best aviation programs in the nation. I love MSU Denver! What makes MSU truly outstanding is the faculty and stuff that are always friendly and ready to help students succeed. The American culture, the way of life and the beautiful Colorado Rockies are making me believe that every day I am living in dream that I wish never ends.
About Metropolitan State University of Denver
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a comprehensive college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. Founded in 1965, MSU Denver has grown to over 23,000 students and educates more undergraduate Coloradans than anyone else in the state.
MSU Denver’s high-quality academic experience is made possible by faculty who are unsurpassed in their commitment to student success; small classes and personalized attention; renowned, one-of-a-kind programs; academic research; and, beginning in 2010, graduate programs. At MSU Denver, we empower our students to achieve success through a blend of theory and applied learning, so they receive an individualized education that is relevant to their needs. Our vibrant, urban-enriched location connects our students to the heart of the city, expanding their perspectives and experiences and giving them the connections and choices that only a large urban college can offer. MSU Denver truly is Colorado’s best value in higher education.
The University of Colorado Boulder
My name is Oluwafunmilayo and I’m from Nigeria. I am studying Environmental Studies and Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder. The primary reason I came here is because CU offers some of the top programs in my preferred areas of study. Also, the mountains, the leaves in the fall, the snow, the sunshine and the exceptional opportunities for outdoor activities are some of the things I love about the CU environment. CO has 300 days of sunshine and Boulder is one of the most liberal and inclusive cities in the country. I would do this all over again. The investment in CU Boulder is worth it.
About the University of Colorado Boulder
Established in 1877, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is one of the leading comprehensive research universities in the Rocky Mountain region with particular strengths in sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines. Situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country, CU-Boulder attracts superb faculty, staff, and students creating a dynamic community of scholars and learners. Special services and programs are provided to our current 1,643 international students through International Student and Scholar Services staff in the Office of International Education.
The University of Colorado Denver
My name is Saif, and I am from Iraq. I am a master’s student at the University of Colorado Denver in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, where I’m studying fields, waves and optics. I was always fascinated with Colorado while I was in high schools and upon getting my bachelors degree, I was fortunate to receive a scholarship to come study at UCD. UCD is a place where I can thrive. It gives me the chance to learn from, study, meet, and collaborate with incredible mentors, advisors, consultants, researchers, and students. The nature here is breathtaking and awe-inspiring. The Rocky Mountain scenery is spectacular!
About The University of Colorado Denver
The University of Colorado Denver is a fully accredited, highly respected academic and health sciences institution that welcomes international students from 130 countries. The University is awarded $420 million annually in research funding and offers programs with top academic rankings. Whether you’re interested in urban design, business, engineering, pre-med, pharmacy, or a degree you’ve customized from one of the university’s 130+ degree undergraduate or graduate degree choices, your educational experience will be supported through outstanding student services. As a collaborative partner with the Office of International Admissions, the university’s ESL (English as a Second Language) Academy not only prepares you in English language fluency, it also supports your success as a University of Colorado Denver student.
Western State Colorado University
My name is Justine. I am from France. Here at Western, I am studying accounting. Colorado is a state that I have always wanted to live in. It is a great place to do outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rafting and much more! I like the fact that Western State Colorado University is a small school because it creates a very friendly environment. All my teachers know me and try to help me in every way they can so I can be successful. I also really enjoyed living in Gunnison. It is a cute town and it has everything students need. The first thing I tell my friends about being here is that I LOVE IT.
About Western State Colorado University
Located in Gunnison, the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Western State Colorado University (WSCU) is a public liberal arts university enrolling approximately 2,400 students and offers programs in the fine arts, natural sciences, business administration, recreation and outdoor education, environmental studies, and energy related fields. With small class sizes and professors dedicated to teaching rather than research, WSCU is a perfect destination for international students with no prior university experience in the United States. Close to some of the region’s finest recreational land, WSCU students take full advantage of the hiking, mountain biking, ski and snowboarding opportunities within minutes of campus.
My name is Star and I’m from Beijing, China. I am studying comparative literature at Colorado College. What I like about Colorado College is the Block Plan. When classes are taken one at a time for three and a half weeks, it allows complete immersion in one subject…The academics are rigorous and require a lot of hard work. Colorado College also offers many study off-campus semesters where students are allowed to go to a foreign city or even country to develop their interest in the subject. Coming to Colorado is the best decision I’ve ever made.
About Colorado College
Colorado College is a private, four-year liberal arts college, with a unique academic system known as the block plan. The block plan comprises of eight 3-1/2 week sessions, with each block equating to four semester hours. Students only take one class per block and professors teach only one class per block. Implemented in 1970, the Block Plan allows for intensive study, extended laboratory, on-location field work, and independent study. Colorado College’s 90-acre campus is located in downtown Colorado Springs (population 600,444) near the base of the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak and about an hour from Denver. Consistently ranked in the top tier in U.S. News & World Report for our academic excellence, CC is the only such college in the Rocky Mountain region.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs
My name is Anitha. My home country is India. Here at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, I am seeking a masters degree in computer science. While I was accepted to several universities, I chose UCCS because the program was offering interesting and new courses which inspired me. I love hiking, the snow and all the sun we get around the year. I also love the fact that people are very friendly here and very comforting. I would tell my best friend, Colorado is a very beautiful place with extremely friendly people. I just love it here!
About The University of Colorado Colorado Springs
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is located on approximately 521 acres in northeast Colorado Springs, at the foot of Austin Bluffs, a rugged natural cliff formation. The campus provides a spectacular view of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, including Pikes Peak, a 14,100-foot mountain that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write “America the Beautiful” from its pinnacle in 1893.
Established in 1965, UCCS was built on an original 1964 gift of 80 acres from local businessman George Dwire. The campus continues to expand with the recent additions of a Campus Recreation Center, the Gallogly Events Center, the Osborne Center for Science & Engineering, Berger Hall, Mountain Lion Stadium, and renovations to Dwire Hall, the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities and Centennial Hall. The University offers 36 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 9,800 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention.
Colorado State University – Pueblo
My name is Max. I’m a graduate student in business at Colorado State University in Pueblo. A lot of previous students in my home country of Germany recommended the MBA program at CSU-Pueblo to me. I thought of it both as a challenge and a chance. Colorado has a very open-minded attitude toward foreigners and the people here are very friendly. Studying here is a remarkable experience. It was the right step I took.
About Colorado State University-Pueblo
With an enrollment of more than 4,800 students, Colorado State University-Pueblo is a fully accredited, regional comprehensive state university that provides social, educational, and cultural opportunities to its constituents throughout the state and the nation. With a minority student population of nearly 40 percent, CSU-Pueblo provides a supportive environment and coursework filled with hands-on research experiences and state-of-the-art technology with a low faculty to student ratio.
Aims Community College
My name is Maneerat and I am from Bangkok, Thailand. I came to Colorado to study Graphic Design and Rich Media at Aims Community College, where I plan to get an Associate in Applied Sciences degree. Aims is the right choice for my area of concentration. The college gives me lots of opportunity to learn and work to be professional, and the advisers always encourage students to work hard. I have learned a lot in a short period. Colorado is a great opportunity!
About Aims Community College
At Aims, we view the presence of international students on our campus as an opportunity for students and community members to gain broader knowledge of the diverse and multicultural world we share. Our goal is to enable international students to have successful academic, cultural and personal experiences while enrolled at the college. Aims Community College has more than 160 degree and certificate programs, offering the most affordable tuition in the Front Range. With three campuses, day and evening classes, extensive online course offerings and top-rated faculty, it’s easy to see why Aims is the right choice at every step.