New opportunities, new understanding, greater insights into oneself and one's friends…all of these are associated with travel. In this issue of Pinnacle we focus on travel, the educational opportunities it offers, and the way it has changed the lives of former students and faculty of CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
First, we describe the opportunities available to CLAS students at the International College of Beijing where CU Denver offers degree programs in Economics and Communication. Kelsey Evans, a current student who is beginning her second semester in Beijing notes, "…in Beijing, my classmates quickly became my friends."
Next we travel to the San Francisco Bay area where Trev Yoder translated a degree in Sociology into a career in design and art and where Daniel Rosnick provides psychological counseling to death row inmates in San Quentin. In the final two stories, retired Professor of History Mark Foster provides down to earth travel advice for the adventurous and fit, and Casey Allen describes the learning opportunities provided by Study Abroad courses.
Denver is one of the great cities of the world, but getting away can lead to growth in unexpected ways. We hope this issue of Pinnacle whets your appetite for travel, and perhaps convinces you to study in Beijing, to take a study abroad course, or to buy that 50 acres of land you have been dreaming about.
With all best wishes,