2012 Travel Schedule

Each year, we hit the road for a few weeks of meeting with potential applicants, speaking with faculty and collecting as many mini shampoo bottles as will fit in my carry on .  I like traveling.  I like meeting interesting people.  I love meeting interesting people while traveling, so come to one of the events below and meet me, won’t ya?

Brad Miller

Director of Admissions

September 10

Rio de Janeiro APSIA Graduate Forum
September 12 Sao Paulo

APSIA Graduate Forum

September 17

Buenos Aires APSIA Graduate Forum

September 13

New York, NY

Idealist.org Graduate Fair

September 28 Washington, DC

Idealist.org Graduate Fair

October 8

Denver, CO Idealist.org Graduate Fair
October 15 New York, NY

APSIA Graduate Forum

October 16

Washington, DC

APSIA Graduate Forum

October 18

Los Angeles, CA

Idealist.org Graduate Fair

October 19

San Francisco, CA Idealist.org Graduate Fair

October 29

Seattle, WA

APSIA Graduate Forum

October 30 San Francisco, CA

APSIA Graduate Forum

October 31 Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Graduate Fair





The importance of a campus visit

As October comes to an end, so does our recruitment travel season. This year, we zipped around to New York City, D.C., Minneapolis, Chicago, Hanoi, Singapore and Bangkok and will soon be in San Francisco and LA to round out the travels.  It’s been such a pleasure (sans a few delayed flights) meeting so many prospective students over the past few months!  Now that our travelling concludes and we hunker down for the application review season, we invite you to visit us in our sunny city. As our new dean, Ambassador Christopher Hill recently said, “it’s only a three-hour flight from D.C.!”

While the #1 factor when considering which schools to apply to is fit  with your academic, professional and personal aspirations, another way to get a feel for a school, the student body, culture, campus and city is through a campus visit. So check out your frequent flyer account balance, wax up your skis/snowboard and take a look at the following options so you can have an informative, fun-filled visit to the Mile High city.

1. Fall Open House Event
When: Thursday, November 11th, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Our building: Ben Cherrington Hall, Garden level cafe
Why: If you are planning a visit with us in the next few months to learn more about our school/programs, to talk with faculty and students and to check out the campus, I strongly encourage you to make your travel plans around our November 11th Open House Event for prospective students. This event is by far the most comprehensive opportunity for prospective students and applicants to attend as we will feature a panel made up of degree directors, staff from the career office, student affairs office and admissions office and current students.

To register for this event, click here.

2. Information sessions
When: Every Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Our building: Ben Cherrington Hall, Garden level cafe
Why: If you are planning your ski trip for a later date, no worries. If you are in town on a Thursday, join us for one of our weekly information sessions held  from 3:00pm-5:00pm. On average, these are small group discussions (usually 3-5 prospective students) with an admissions staff member in our cafe here in Ben Cherrington Hall. What I find most beneficial for students attending these sessions is that many times, other students  ask questions that you never thought of and vice versa. You all can also commiserate about taking the dreaded GREs.

To register for a Thursday information session, email korbeladm@du.edu and state the date you plan on attending and your program(s) of interest.

3. Individual informational interviews
When: Any day, Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: Our building: Ben Cherrington Hall, Suite 118
Why: We definitely understand that you have a life and depending on the work schedule and travel deals, you may not be able to visit us on the 11th or on a Thursday. As such, we are more than happy to meet with you for 30-45 minute informational interviews during the week,  Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. We do not coordinate faculty visits, however, you are welcome to email a faculty member and try to set up a meeting with him/her while you are on campus. The same applies if you are interested in observing a class. Please email the faculty member teaching the course and request permission to observe the course.  If  he/she allows you to join the class that day, please email our office (korbeladm@du.edu) or stop by before attending the class, sign in at our front desk and we are more than happy to walk you to the classroom and introduce you to the faculty member. Feels like kindergarten all over again.

With regards to a campus visit, we provide self guided tour information for graduate students. You are welcome to take part in the undergraduate tour but I really don’t recommend it as you will be cruising through dorm rooms, cafeterias and buildings you will never use as a graduate student. Trust me.

To set up an appointment, email korbeladm@du.edu and state the date and ideal time(s) and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

4. Virtual tour
Last but not least, the University of Denver created a virtual tour of our campus. Disclaimer: this is very undergrad focused. So turn down the volume and just look at the pretty pictures.

To check out the virtual tour of our campus, click here.
Campus photos can be found on the University of Denver’s Flickr account.

We hope to see you in our neck of the woods soon! Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to email us (korbeladm@du.edu) or give us a call (303.871.2544).

All the best,

Nicole Vilegi
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Traveling in Southeast Asia

I had a wonderful trip to Southeast Asia where I met some great students. I was pleased to see so many students from Hanoi and Bangkok interested in our MDP program. A lot of students were asking about our scholarships and what they need to do to qualify for one. The quick answer is that you don’t need to do anything! All candidates are automatically reviewed for scholarships at the time of admission. We simultaneously review all applications for funding and admission, so students will know if they have been offered funding when they receive their admission letter. If you have questions about our scholarship program, feel free to contact me–or just respond to this blog post.

Brad Miller

Director of Graduate Admissions