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Minor in Education ~ School of Education

Are you intrigued by the social and policy issues surrounding education? Would understanding teaching and learning help you pursue your goals? Do you have an interest in education, but not sure you want to be a teacher? Whether your goals involve joining the Peace Corps, working in non-profits or government agencies, or pursuing graduate school, the new minor in education is for you.


Additional information: See School of Education Website at http://www.colorado.edu/education/index.html


Contact:  School of Education Office of Student Services 303-492-6555 or Professors Ruben Donato (Ruben.donato@colorado.edu) and Dan Liston (dan.liston@colorado.edu).



Volunteer with International English Center ~ Be A Conversation Partner

The Conversation Partner Program is an informal volunteer opportunity that encourages intercultural education and friendships between Americans and English language learners.  This program is open to anyone who speaks English. Volunteers do NOT need to know a foreign language to participate.


Volunteers are asked to meet at least 1 hour per week for every partner they request. Volunteers may meet with just one student or more students depending on the desired time commitment. Meetings can involve anything that interests both people, from getting coffee or lunch together to going hiking.


The volunteer time frame is a minimum of eight weeks.  At the end of the first eight weeks there is the option to continue the program with the same partner, request a new partner, or they may also choose to terminate their volunteerism.


We will match volunteers according to their interests and availability of students at the IEC.  Currently we have students from over 20 countries, however there is no guarantee that volunteers will be matched with someone from their preferred countries or region. They should keep in mind that if they only want a partner from a specific region or who speaks a certain language they may not be matched with someone.


To apply to be a Conversation Partner please fill out an application and return it to the International English Center by email (convpart@colorado.edu) or dropping it off on “the hill” at the address below.   I have attached the application form to this email.  I appreciate your time and I hope you have a great first week of classes!





Stephanie Ahlgrain
Conversation Partner Program Coordinator
International English Center
1030 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80309

Free and confidential HIV testing

HIV Testing:

HIV testing has started up again for the spring semester and we are continuing with our efforts to offer testing in a variety of locations.  Last semester we had much success with offering testing in the Atlas building and also in William’s Village at our GYT event.  This semester we will continue to offer testing at Atlas and will pilot offering HIV testing on a regular basis at William’s Village.

Our schedule for HIV testing during the Spring Semester 2012 is:

  • Mondays, 10 am – 12 pm at UMC 411 and Atlas 202
  • Tuesdays, 1 – 3 pm at UMC 411
  • Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Darley’s Common in William’s Village

For more information visit our website: http://healthcenter.colorado.edu/communityhealth/services/hiv-testing/

Thanks, R

Robin Kolble | Manager | Community Health, Wardenburg Health Center | University of Colorado
207 UCB, Boulder. CO 80309 |  University Memorial Center, Rm 414
direct: 303-492-8885 | fax: 303-492-4461

Volunteer with Safehouse Progressive Alliance for NonViolence

Are you an advocate for social justice?

Do you believe that violence against women – and oppression in all its forms – MUST end?

It’s time to do something about it!!  In our tri-annual, 42-hour Volunteer Training, you will gain a comprehensive overview of violence against women, crisis intervention skills, anti-racism/anti-oppression training, and information on how to use positive personal action to end the staggering social problem of violence against women.

Become a part of the solution.  Call SPAN today!  For more information, email our Volunteer Coordinator or call 303-444-2424.

SPAN Volunteer Opportunities Feb 2012-1

Current Volunteer Opportunities

February/March  2012 Training dates: February 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, March 1, 3, 6, 8

June 2012 Training dates: June  9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26 & 28



ETHN credit abroad ~ Global Seminar South Africa in May ~ Mtg Wed Feb 1st at 4pm

Interest meeting next Wednesday, February 1st, at 4 P.M. In the Center for Community, room S350.  You can begin an application on the Study Abroad web site (studyabroad.colorado.edu)
The academic benefits of the course are:
1) an understanding of the parallel historical moments between the United States and South Africa
(our invited South African professors are keenly aware of the South African/U.S. comparison and speak quite
authoritatively about the similarities and differences);
2)  entering into the South African context by residing in the black township SoWeTo (previous students considered
this portion of the course to be an exceptionally important part of their experiences);
3)  engaging in social and community development movements while in South Africa and then returning
to the United States to apply many of the learned practices;
4)  developing a deep understanding of an African philosophical approach that holds tremendous promise
for productive intercultural relations and processes in the United States.

Fulbright Grant Info Meeting ~ Overseas Study / Research ~ Tues. Jan 31st 3pm

Fulbright Grant Information Meeting

CU-Boulder is a top producing campus for U.S. Fulbright grants. Come to an information meeting to learn how you too can receive a Fulbright grant to do overseas study/research or to be an English teaching assistant overseas.  These grants are for students who will have at least a bachelor’s degree at the time the grant starts.

when:  Tuesday, January 31 at 3:00 p.m.

where:  Center for Community – Room S350

More information at       http://www.colorado.edu/oie/admin/graduate.html

Summer 2012 Study Abroad ~ Global Seminars ~ Apply soon!

Summer 2012 Global Seminars listed below. Please share this information with your students as applicable. For questions or to apply, students should e-mail studyabr@colorado.eduor call 303-492-7741.


Global Seminars are short-term summer programs led by a CU-Boulder faculty member. Class sizes are between 10 and 25 students, so they are an excellent opportunity for one-on-one interaction with some of the best CU-Boulder faculty.  Most are open to all majors unless otherwise specified.  Several fulfill AS core requirements. Topics include humanities, engineering, music, art history, and much more.  Deadlines vary as follows:


February 1 application deadline:


Conservation Biology & Practice in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest (Nazaré Paulista)

Earn three credits in May 2012 in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest on this exciting CU-Boulder Global Seminar.  Obtain hands-on experience in the principles and practice of conservation biology.  Experience operational, conservation programs in the Serra do Mar Biodiversity Corridor, participate in community-based conservation solutions, and much more while earning EBIO 4100 or 5100. Great for Environmental Studies, Biology, Anthropology, and more. Graduate credit available.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=BrazilGS


China – Beijing: Window on Modern China

Attend this new 3-credit summer Global Seminar in Beijing, conducted by History Professor Timothy B. Weston and offered by CU-Boulder Study Abroad Programs, the Center For Asian Studies and the Tang Fund. You will gain a strong appreciation for both the content of modern Chinese history and for how that history is remembered and made use of in China today. Selected participants will receive a generous scholarship funded by the Tang Fund.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=BeijingGS


South Africa – Social Engagement & Human Rights (Cape Town)

‘Social Engagement & Human Rights: The South African Model’ is a Global Seminar led by Professor Alphonse Keasley. This program spends time in Soweto and Cape Town and includes guest lecturers from local universities and site visits to the Apartheid museum, the Constitutional Court, District Six and Robben Island, and a community engagement project. The 6-credit course is open to all majors and fulfills UD Human Diversity A&S Core.

Learn more at an informational meeting with the Director:

Wednesday, February 1st from 4:00-5:00 in C4C S341.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=CapeTownReconciliationGS


Tanzania – Conservation and Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania (Arusha)

Attend a 3 week summer traveling Global Seminar that explores remote conservation areas around the Serengeti. Learn more about indigenous peoples and conservation in one of the most beautiful and biologically-important regions of the world. Study political ecology, culture and development while living amongst indigenous groups such as the Maasai and Hadzabe people. Open to all majors.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=TanzaniaGS


Italy – Culture Wars in Rome (Rome, Italy)

“Culture Wars in Rome” is an intense 14-day program led by Professor Wayne Ambler, who lived in Rome for a decade. Students earn three Humanities credits through lectures and visits to major sites in and near Rome. Spend your Maymester walking, talking, eating, reading, and writing in central Rome!

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=RomeCultureWarsGS



February 15 application deadline:


Kuwait – Economy, Politics & Society in the Middle East (Kuwait City)

How do Gucci, the desert, McDonald’s, and the abaya go together? Study abroad in Kuwait to find out! This 3-week, 6-credit Global Seminar (Summer 2012) gives you an inside look at the economy, politics & society in the Middle East through meetings and visits with bankers, politicians, oil executives, families, and students. Program led by Dr. Mohammed Akacem of Economics. ECON 1000 (Intro to Economics) or ECON 2020 (Principles of Macroeconomics) required.

Interest meeting: Tuesday, January 31st, 5:30-6:30pm. ECON 16.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=KuwaitGS


South Africa – Entrepreneurship & Empowerment (Cape Town)

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks while helping emerging entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume! Program directed by Frank Moyes, Leeds School of Business. Open to all majors.

Come learn more: Thursday February 2nd, 5-6pm in KOBL 375.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=EntrepreneurshipSouthAfrica



March 1 application deadline:


Bolivia – Democracy & Development in Bolivia (Coroico)

Earn three credits in about 3 weeks while studying democracy and development in this off-the-beaten-path South American destination – Coroico, Bolivia. Current Bolivian politics are dynamic and innovative. You will gain an inside perspective of the livelihood strategies and political organization of rural Yungas communities with a unique cultural and agricultural history.

Learn more at an Interest Meeting with the Director, Carol Conzelman:

Wed. Feb. 1, 3 pm in the Center for Community room 341.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=BoliviaGS


Cuba – Gender, Race, & Tourism in Contemporary Cuba (Havana)       

Study Gender, Race, & Tourism this summer in Cuba. You’ll study ANTH upper-division credit for 6 weeks and earn 6 credits. Visit historical districts, museums, universities, a child care center, Cuba’s leading technological and scientific center, and more! There is no Spanish language requirement. Course and program length is subject to change.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=CubaGS


England – Shakespeare On Site (London)

Spend three weeks studying Shakespeare’s work on site – in London! ENGL 3000 Shakespeare for Non-Majors fulfills UD Literature & Arts Core (3 credits).  Experience Shakespeare’s plays in the context of their first performances and see some live at the Globe Theater.  This program is directed by David Glimp and includes field trips to sites such as Windsor Castle and Shakespeare’s hometown.

Come learn more on Monday, January 30th from 4:00-5:00 in UMC 425.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=Shakespeare


Italy – Michelangelo in situ (Florence & Rome)

Have you ever wanted to learn about Michelangelo? How about in Italy – where he created his great works of art, such as David and the Sistine Chapel? Join Program Director Albert Alhadeff in a three-week seminar in Florence and Rome that explores Michelangelo and his art. Italian is not required – just an interest in Italian culture!

Learn more on Thursday, February 2nd from 4-5pm in Visual Arts Complex room 308.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=FlorenceRomeMichelangeloGS


Italy – Visualizing Dante’s Inferno (Florence)

Do you need to fulfill upper-division Literature & the Arts core? Spend three weeks with CU-Boulder’s Suzanne Magnanini in Italy, wandering Florence’s historic streets. Learn about Dante, his Inferno and paintings and frescoes inspired by the poem. You don’t have to know Italian – you just have to want to spend part of your summer studying in Italy.

Come learn more on Wednesday, February 1st from 5-6pm in HUMN 125.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=FlorenceDanteGS


Russia – Russian Language & Culture (St. Petersburg)

Make this summer unforgettable – spend 6 weeks immersed in Russian culture and language in St. Petersburg! The program, directed by Professor Artemi Romanov, includes language courses each morning, afternoon and weekend excursions around beautiful St. Petersburg, plus a weekend trip to Moscow! Earn 9 credits; beginning and advanced Russian speakers welcome.

Come to a meeting to learn more: Jan 26, 5pm. HUMN 180.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=StPetersburgGS


Scotland – Performance in Scotland: Theatre, Music, and Culture

Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks this summer while experiencing the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, first hand! In addition to staying in Scotland’s beautiful capital, students take a five day tour of the Highlands and a day trip to Glasgow. Enjoy many musical and theatrical performances. The program includes visits to the Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, and more. See the arts in a whole new way! Applications are being accepted now.

Interest meeting: Thurs, Jan 26, 5-6pm in Imig Music Rm. C199m    OR    Fri, Fan 27, 12-1 in the Theatre Building Seminar Room.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=ScotlandGS


Spain- Art in Spain (Madrid)

Open to all majors, this unique 6-credit Global Seminar based in Madrid with visits to Granada and Barcelona offers unforgettable insights into Spanish art and culture, from Goya to the present, in 5 weeks. Led by Frances Charteris, the course includes visits to museums and architectural sites; photography and film are covered, as well as flamenco and bullfighting.

Learn more at an informational meeting:  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND @ 11.30am, VAC (Visual Arts Complex) Room VAC-455   OR  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th @ 11.30am, VAC (Visual Arts Complex) Room VAC-455

Explore:  http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=ArtSpainGS


Spain – Barcelona: Literature & Culture (Barcelona)

Attend class and live in central Barcelona on this exciting new Global Seminar! Earn 6 credits in 5 weeks while completing SPAN 4220 and SPAN 3270 (fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement). Participate in excursions to world-class museums, theatres; see the remarkable street culture, and more. Great for SPAN, SPPR, IAFS, & others.

Learn more: Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:00 p.m., UMC 325.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=BarcelonaLiteratureCulture


Turkey-  Urban Design Studio (Istanbul)

This 4-week, 6-credit Architecture Studio will investigate urban morphologies and everyday life in the center and periphery of Istanbul using historic and current maps, miniatures, illustrations, travel logs and field trips. Investigations will be at various scales: the city as a whole (at various times in history), a district within the city (Uskudar), and the public realm (public places in the city center and in neighborhoods). Istanbul provides a unique context to learn about both the most beautiful city in the world and cities in general. Designers and planners can see the most exquisite examples of urbanism as well as dire consequences of social and economic transformations of our times. Students should have a basic background in architecture or design courses.

Explore: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=IstanbulGS.


For questions or to apply, please e-mail studyabr@colorado.edu or call 303-492-7741.

Best regards,

Sylvie Burnet-Jones
Associate Director, Study Abroad Programs

Director of Global Seminars
Office of International Education
“Bringing CU to the world—Bringing the world to CU”

Center for Community Suite 355
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, 80309-0123   – U.S.A.
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