Welcome from ISSS, Lynx Alternative Breaks & Active Citizen Opportunities, 5th Annual Coors Light South Platte Riverfest, etc...
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Welcome back to returning students and a great greeting to new students this Summer 2017 semester! Be sure to like the International Student and Scholar Services Facebook Page and follow to be informed about campus happenings, events, contests, fundraisers, and more!

Remember that the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is always here to assist you in making your stay at the University of Colorado Denver as rewarding and successful as possible. In order to best serve our international students and scholars we are dedicated to answering your questions thoroughly. ISSS works on an appointment basis only. You can make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your assigned International Services Specialist. You can also call or email your International Services Specialist for assistance.

We look forward to serving you this Summer 2017 semester!

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

Tuesday, Jun 13th: Census Day
Until 5.00PM 

Monday, Jun 12th: OPT Work Clinic
09.30 - 10.30 AM, LSC*

Thursday, July 6th: CPT Work Clinic
02.00 - 02.30 PM, LSC*

Wednesday, July 19th: OPT Work Clinic
03.00 - 04.00 PM, LSC*

*LSC = Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street (map)
9th Floor Conference Room

Lynx Alternative Breaks & Active Citizen Opportunities

Lynx Alternative Breaks Trip Leaders are the chief coordinators for Lynx AB experiences. They plan and oversee trip logistics, facilitate peer learning around social/environmental justice issues, develop educational and orientation curriculum for participants, lead team activities and reflections, and serve as the main contact for their individual AB experience. All Trip Leaders commit to and serve in this role for one complete year (from July 2017 to June 2018).

Ready to fulfill your dream of being a Lynx Alternative Break Trip Leader? Applications OPEN NOW and are due June 16th, 2017. Interviews will occur between June 19th-22nd, 2017.

Apply today to develop valuable transferable skills as well as accumulate personal and professional development experience for yourself! 

Need help with English? Come to Learning Resources Center!

CU Denver students whose home language is not English are invited to take advantage of the free ESOL (English speakers of other languages) services offered by the Learning Resources Center.

Services include:

  • Conversation Groups where you can join other ESOL students and a native English speaker to practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • ESOL Free Study Resources: online resources that can help enhance your English language fluency, studying and learning
  • ESOL Tutoring
  • Writing Center Workshops facilitated by the CU Denver Writing Center designed to help ESOL students improve their English writing skills

For more information and Summer schedule details, please contact the Learning Resources Center website

Summer Volunteer Opportunity: Be a Summer Pen Pal

Currently, The Bridge Project at Quigg Newton is recruiting volunteers to write 7 one-page letters, in their own print handwriting, to a 2nd and 3rd grade student participating in The Bridge Project's summer program at Quigg Newton. This will be a great chance for you to improve your writing skill and impress other by your handwriting ability.  

Volunteers will be assigned a specific student. Letters will be hand-addressed and mailed by volunteers no later than each Wednesday, beginning the week of June 5 and ending the week of July 17. Students will open, read, respond to, and mail your letters by the following Monday. 

To volunteer, contact Jackie Scranton at Jacquelyn.Scranton@du.edu or 720-218-3088.

5th Annual Coors Light South Platte Riverfest

Do you have any plan for this Summer? Join us this two day festival which is Denver's premier urban RiverFest. Activities will include free stand up paddle board demos, a variety of riverside recreational activities, a kids zone, live music, beer, food vendors, and more. This event is completely free to attend!   

When: Saturday and Sunday, Jun 24 - 25, 2017
Where: Confluence Park and Little Raven Street, Denver, CO 80202 (map)

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

This diverse festival is the only one of its kind in the United States. It showcases an array of traditional and contemporary performing arts, cultural customs, cuisine and a marketplace of unique and hard-to-find arts, crafts and vendors, in addition to two days of action packed dragon boat racing...   

When: Saturday and Sunday, July 29 - 30, 2017
Where: Sloan's Lake, Denver, CO 80212 (map)

Summer Used Book Sale

Amazing news for anyone who love books and reading books. Over 60,000 books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices are available at Summer Used Book Sale event. Join us to find your favorite books and upgrade your bookshelf. 

When: Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 and Saturday, Jun 24, 2017
: Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, 10 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204 (map)

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Great chance to participate in the third largest pride festival, and seventh largest pride parade in the United States. Denver PrideFest takes place annually in June in downtown Civic Center Park. PrideFest features the CoorsLight PrideFest Parade, a Dance Stage with DJs, a Latin Stage with cultural programming, and the Center Stage with live entertainment, and plenty of celebrating both days. The festival also features more than 250 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. We provide a VIP area with food and drinks for sponsors and contributors to enjoy, and there is also a family area, youth alley, and a transgender resource area. 

When: Saturday and Sunday, Jun 17 - 18, 2017
: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 (map)

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