Global Perspectives in Student Affairs 2017 – Mexico

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Student Affairs professionals must be prepared to work with an increasingly culturally diverse student, staff, and faculty population; respond to students who study or travel abroad and the transitional challenges of returning from international experiences; work with a growing population of international undergraduate and graduate students, and respond to the increasing demands from the federal government and educational associations to … Read More

Congratulations Fall 2016 Graduates

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The Student Affairs in Higher Education Program wants to take time to recognize and congratulate those students in the CSU Online Student Affairs in Higher Education Master’s program that will graduate this semester!  These graduates join the growing population of alumni from the program and we want to take time to celebrate their accomplishments and success. For those able to … Read More

Global Perspectives in Student Affairs – Vietnam 2016

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Colorado State University, like many higher education institutions across the United States, is engaged in attracting and retaining increasing numbers of international students.  Such enrollment increases bring potential benefits, including national prestige and the creation of a rich, global-minded academic experience for all students.  However, success for the students and the institution can only happen if the university creates the … Read More

Global Perspectives in Student Affairs – Vietnam – Day 7

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Waking up this morning, some of us were feeling a bit sad after learning of the death of David Bowie.  To mourn the death of someone you never met can be a precarious thing.  Most days, people line up to see Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum in Hanoi.  Is this because of obligation, patriotism, or even nationalism, perhaps? Or … Read More

Global Perspectives in Student Affairs – Vietnam – Day 6

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Among the many opportunities to sample the local culture on this adventure, Vietnamese Coffee has been a highlight for many folks in our group. It is brewed in a way that resembles espresso more than your classic Starbucks or Folger’s. Let’s just say many were thankful for our morning cup of coffee as we were out the door and on our way to … Read More

Global Perspectives in Student Affairs – Vietnam – Day 5

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Today we fit in one last hike before leaving Halong Bay. Our guide, Tom, took us to a cave named Thien Cung which was opened to the public in 1998. We spent some time reveling in the beauty of the stalagmites and stalactites before cruising the bay one final time. The rest of the day was spent traveling on our … Read More

Global Perspectives In Student Affairs – Vietnam – Day 4

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Today we headed out to Halong Bay, one of the Seven Wonders of Nature and a World Heritage Site. Halong Bay is made up of thousands of limestone karsts and islands spread throughout the bay. Early in the morning we were greeted by Tom, our tour guide, who stayed with us throughout our adventures in Halong Bay. On the way to the … Read More

Global Perspectives in Higher Education – Vietnam – Day 3

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Today was dedicated to cultural excursions around the city and to learn more about Vietnam and its history. We had two locals, Tú and Chûm, meet us at our hotel and they were our tour guides for the day. We started off the day with visiting the Temple of Literature, which in Vietnamese is called Van Mieu. The temple was … Read More

Global Perspectives in Student Affairs – Vietnam – Day 2

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“To reap return in ten years, plant trees. To reap return in 100, cultivate the people.” -Ho Chi Minh The day began with an hour bus ride outside of Hanoi to the Vietnam National University of Forestry (VNUF). Once we arrived administrators gave us a brief introduction of VNUF, particularly focusing on the partnership between VNUF and CSU. VNUF was … Read More