Metropolitan State College of Denver is committed to providing all students with a strong educational foundation that enhances their understanding of the total human experience. Through the following programs, students and faculty have opportunities to develop and participate in activities designed to promote a greater understanding and expertise in global issues. Metro State seeks to maintain a positive environment that enhances the learning experiences of international students.
Individualized Degree Program
Students interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary major or a minor in international studies may do so through the Individualized Degree Program (IDP) concentration in International Studies. Students, in collaboration with a faculty mentor and the Center for Individualized Learning design a course of study that best meets their needs. In addition to a core curriculum of 18 hours, students choose from a wide range of courses dealing with international topics that are regularly offered to complete a major or minor. Contact the Center for Individualized Learning at 303-556-8342 or see www.mscd.edu/~cil.
Study Abroad Courses
Metro State offers a variety of short-term and semester-long study abroad courses each year. During the past several years, these courses have been held in Mexico, England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Central America, Russia, and Egypt. These courses are generally directed by full-time Metro State faculty, are two to five weeks in duration and are available to eligible students. Assistance is provided to students who choose to participate in study abroad courses offered by other U.S. or foreign universities.
The College operates two semester-abroad programs in Guadalajara and London. These are offered in cooperation with the University of Guadalajara and the American Institute for Foreign Study/Richmond College partnership. Students must be in good academic standing in order to participate in these programs.
Contact the Office of International Studies (303-352-7001) for information regarding the latest offerings.
International Student Services
Metro State provides a variety of services to international students attending the College. These include counseling on visas, school transfers, work permission and housing; conducting academic and cultural orientation sessions; assisting with immigration issues; providing information to embassies and sponsors; advising on academic issues; and organizing social and cultural events. International students should contact the Academic Advising Center.
Metro State regularly organizes conferences, seminars, and lecture series to promote intellectual discourse on issues affecting the contemporary world.
Metro State maintains links with numerous local and national organizations and professional associations dealing with international, educational, economic, social, and cultural activities with a view to strengthen college-community partnerships and to remain current with the latest developments in the area of international education.
Language and Culture Institute
The Language and Culture Institute was established in 1976 to organize study and travel abroad. The institute currently operates a semester program in Guadalajara and summer program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The institute offers credit through the Modern Languages Department. Students should contact the Modern Languages Department for more information.