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Community Life

 Community Living 

Community living is a deeply held value of Denver Urban Semester, for we recognize that classmates are one of the biggest sources of learning, growth, and support for students. We aim to create a living community where all are seen, valued, and cared for.  All Denver Urban Semester students live in housing provided by the program with their Denver Urban Semester peers as well as a staff Resident Coordinator. 

Students and the Resident Coordinator(s) gather every other week to deepen connection and engage with the city. Furthermore, Denver Urban Semester staff and students gather once per month for fun community events. It is our hope that students will find in Denver Urban Semester a community of support, challenge, and love in the midst of experiencing a new city and engaging in transformational field work.

The other students in the program provided a sense of support for me. - Maria G.

 Cross-Cultural Engagement in Denver 

Denver Urban Semester recognizes the importance of engaging with the city of Denver as a source of learning and growth.  Denver Urban Semester will reimburse students up to $200 spent on cross-cultural engagement around the city.  Cross-Cultural engagement can be different for each student and includes events and experiences that students would not have experienced at home and provide them with an opportunity to engage in a culture that is somehow different than their own. Examples include various museums, cultural food festivals, concerts, art festivals, and the annual National Western Stock Show.

Students are encouraged to intentionally get outside of their comfort zones and receive the diversity Denver has to offer as a crucial teacher.