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Campus Life as an International Student
Founded in 1864—just a few years after the Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities. The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,000 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 93 other countries.
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114 University Hall
2197 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208-9401
Living in Denver, Colorado as an International Student
Founded as a mining town in 1858, Denver has grown to be the most populous city in the state with 600,000 residents. Positioned right along the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado is considered to be one of America's most naturally beautiful places. Located a mile high at 5,280 feet, Denver has semi-arid, varied weather with over 300 days of sun per year. Because of this, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in every season.
When students are not heading into the great outdoors, there are many entertainment options within the city of Denver itself. There are numerous choices of restaurants, theaters, and shopping within a few blocks of the University. In the evening or on weekends, downtown Denver is just a short and free light rail ride away with the university-provided RTD EcoPass. The accessibility from campus to everything Denver has to offer is a favorite perk for students — a car typically isn't needed to get around the city. Every major sports league in America has a team representing Denver, including football, soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball and lacrosse. There is always an opportunity to enjoy a game no matter what time of year. Denver also has an incredible arts culture, and any type of performing art, from ballet, to opera, to a rock concert, can be seen at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
The Office of International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) - your "home away from home" – is where you can attend International Student Orientation, get advice regarding visa issues, attend receptions for international diplomats, check your e-mail, get a free lunch on the second Tuesday of every month, help organize international events on campus, and play ping pong, foosball, and Xbox.
International Student Groups
The University of Denver hosts a number of student organizations that provide the opportunity to connect with other students from your home country or region. In addition, there are organizations dedicated to cultural groups and shared recreational interests.
Korean Student Association
Asia-Pacific Affairs Forum
Persian Students Association
Taiwanese Student Association
Indian Student Association
Vietnamese Student Association
Japanese Student Association
The Department of Campus Safety is part of the University's efforts to maintain safety for its students, faculty, and staff. Officers patrol the campus and surrounding areas utilizing a variety of means including patrol vehicles, bicycles, and by foot. Campus Safety is staffed 24 hours a day year-round.
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