International Studies

Seeing the Whole Person: How Using Virtual Reality to Learn Spanish Better Meets the Needs of Spanish-Speaking Populations

How do we offer students more real-life experiences to try their language skills? By using virtual reality to put them into linguistic and cultural scenarios.  

Winter 2022

Closing Language Barriers in Healthcare for Spanish Speakers

For a new program called Spanish in Professional Environments, Abi Tekeste and Giselle Alpizar-Calixto use their summer internship with CSU Extension to understand the language barriers to healthcare, and to provide information and resources, in rural Colorado. 

Winter 2021

“Being Okinawan” – An examination of Okinawa’s history and resiliency

International Studies student Caroline Dunphy reflects on her study abroad trip to Okinawa and the history that has informed the culture today, including its culinary specialty, taco rice. 

Spring 2021

Together, we connect and serve

In our interdisciplinary programs, together we adapt, discover, connect, and serve. From mentoring programs to cultural exploration, our students and faculty are building relationships and understanding around the world.

Winter 2020

COVID-19: Stories from CSU Abroad

Students from the International Studies program recount the stories of exchange students and people native to Japan, the UK, and China to better understand the experience of this global pandemic around the world and to recognize the commonality of hardship across borders. 

Winter 2019/Spring 2020

From Nomad’s Land to No Man’s Land: The Historic Transformation of Mediterranean Space and Place

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Mediterranean world was a haven for nomads. They lived side-by-side with farmers and played a prominent role in regional agro-pastoral economies. But mobile pastoralism gradually faded from the Mediterranean landscape of Provence, French colonial Algeria, and Ottoman Anatolia. This new book shows the unlikely role of French scientific foresters, whose efforts at conservation had mixed results for Mediterranean forests and spelled ruin for Mediterranean nomads.

Spring 2019

Recognizing and reporting signs of terrorism can help prevent attacks

Technology has played a large role in the growth of terrorism through recruitment of terrorists worldwide or through cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. Jordan Clark (’11) trains people to recognize warning signs of possible terrorist or criminal acts on social media and in other settings through the Community Awareness Program at the CELL in Denver, Colo.