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Global Seminar info sessions coming up

The world still awaits! Learn more about Education Abroad's international faculty-led programs at these virtual informational sessions.

Taiwan: Excavating Taiwanese History Info Session (ASIA 4300)

Attend this new summer Global Seminar in Taiwan. Explore the island's uniquely important role in history to understand the nature of and reasons for the great tension that exists over its status in our own time. Select participants will receive a scholarship. Join the Zoom info session at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21.

France: Underground Paris Info Session (FREN 3450)

Earn 3 upper-division credits during three weeks in Paris this summer! Learn about the figurative underground of Paris' forgotten or hidden history while exploring its physical underground of catacombs, jazz caves and metro. No language background required. Join the Zoom info session at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24.

France: Revolutions in Paris Info Session (PSCI 4028)

Earn 3 credits in three weeks abroad in Paris this May! Expand your knowledge of French history and politics with experiential learning. Discover the details of the French Revolution and the Paris Commune in the palaces, prisons and streets where it all happened. Join the Zoom info session at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24.

Senegal: Cultures of Activism Info Session (FREN 3400)

Spend May differently this year and travel to Dakar, Senegal, for a three-week, 3 credit course! Explore social justice and global development in the context of Senegal's rich cultural heritage while collaborating with a Senegalese activist theater troupe. No language background required. Join the Zoom info session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Brazil: Conservation Biology Info Session (EBIO/ENVS 4340)

Earn 4 credits this May experiencing Brazil’s Atlantic Forest! Experience operational conservation programs in the Pontal do Paranapanema, participate in community-based conservation solutions, witness Iguaçu Falls National Park and much more.  Learn more at the Zoom info session at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

Dublin: Writing in Ireland Info Session (WRTG 3020)

Complete your writing requirement abroad in Ireland next June! You'll create your own Irish Odyssey digital story and explore both Dublin and the Irish countryside, including taking part in the exciting Bloomsday Festival. Join the Zoom info session at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9

Armenia: Social Justice through Teaching English Info Session (LING 4640)

Discover Armenia through the perspectives of English teaching, culture learning and social justice. You will earn a total of 6 credits and live for five weeks in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Join the Zoom info session at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Portugal: Lisbon as a Global City Info Session (PORT 3170)

Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks abroad in Lisbon, Portugal this June! One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon will be the center of our exploration of how multicultural heritage has created new social, economic and cultural dynamics that have molded and created the city we see today. Join the Zoom info session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17.

New Venture Challenge registration to close Jan. 31

New Venture Challenge

The New Venture Challenge (NVC) connects the CU Boulder campus with the Boulder community to develop and fund innovative ideas. Participants attend year-round events, network and collaborate with mentors to refine their ideas and form startup teams to pitch for funding (more than $100,000!) at the NVC Championships.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31.

Registration open for intramural sports now through Jan. 26

Intramural Sports at CU Boulder provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to compete against each other in a variety of sports and activities. It's a chance to get connected on campus and meet other students and a fun way to stay active. 

Registration dates

  • Session I: Jan. 19–26
  • Session II: Feb. 23–March 2

Join the UMC Board to be involved, be heard! Deadline: Jan. 30

Hello world

Want to be part of the decisions that shape the UMC and that help us fulfill our mission? Apply for the UMC Board!

The UMC Board is the governing body for your student union and currently has openings for student members. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Apply by Jan. 30.

Note: You must be able to attend the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

CSI hiring student event planners

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is a great place to work! There is always something exciting going on, an awesome event being planned and fun working environment. We have an energetic community that gives CU students exceptional leadership and job experience. To be a part of what’s happening, join our CSI team!

CSI is currently hiring for three student event planner positions. Learn more and apply.

Join the UROP review board

UROP needs your help scoring student and faculty grant proposals this March. If you are interested in serving on the review board, read more information and sign up using the interest form at any time. UROP will contact the interest list in late February to confirm and provide additional instructions.

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular, cerebrovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the effects of aging on cerebrovascular function. 


  • Aged 18–30 or 50-plus years

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, email IMSTstudy@colorado.edu. Call 303-492-2485.

Polish your English speaking skills with in-person courses

Beginning Feb. 8, the International English Center is offering 10-week professional communication courses for international students on pronunciation, public speaking and academic writing.

The ESL Credit Program helps international students build and refine their English communication skills through interactive and challenging courses that utilize academic texts, materials, and activities relevant to their specific area of study or profession.

Get 50% off ski bus tickets

Make the most of your time in Colorado and experience epic access to the mountains! 

Sign up for the Herd Leadership Council email list to receive discount codes for half-price Ski Bus tickets in your inbox. Discounted tickets are first-come, first-served and sell out quickly.