Preconference Campus Visits

Annual Conference & ExpoExhibitor Opportunities

If you want to learn more about the U.S. higher educational system and explore potential partnerships, register for a preconference campus visit. Tour colleges and universities in the Boston area to learn about their facilities, programs, and services.

2016 Campus Tours Denver

University of Colorado Denver

Sunday, May 29, 2016
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

We are delighted to invite attendees and guests of the NAFSA 2016 Conference to join one of our four scheduled campus tours. The University of Colorado Denver is an urban university located in the heart of downtown Denver and just a few blocks from the Colorado Convention Center where the NAFSA Conference is taking place.

Our Auraria campus, shared with two other institutions, is the largest campus of higher education in Colorado and one of the largest in the US. Our international students make up 8% of the student body and have come from 130 different countries while approximately 450 students participated in one of our global education programs last year. As one of the nation’s top accredited academic and health sciences institutions, the university holds more than 40 specialized accreditations and offers unique options for customizing degrees. Students can choose from over 140 degree choices such as urban design, business, engineering, pre-medicine, pharmacy, or they can customize their own degree. Each student’s educational experience will be supported through outstanding student services. Those with limited English proficiency have the option of studying at the ESL Academy, which not only will develop their academic language skills but will also support their success as a University of Colorado Denver student.

It’s our pleasure to invite you to visit our campus and learn more about our incredible programs and facilities in the city that was named the No.1 Best City to Live by US News and World Report. Light refreshments will be served. Please note, our campus visits will be walking tours so please wear comfortable shoes, and sunscreen and hats as needed. We are committed to diversity and inclusion; if you require accommodation for disabilities of any kind please let us know on the registration page and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements.

Please RSVP online

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Monday, May 30, 2016
9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We are very pleased to invite attendees and guests of the NAFSA 2016 Conference to visit our beautiful campus at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). The University of Colorado is a premier public research university with four campuses. The Colorado Springs campus is the fastest growing campus within the University of Colorado System. More than 11,300 students enrolled at UCCS from over 50 states in the U.S. and 54 countries worldwide. UCCS is recognized for its research and teaching achievements, excellent academic programs, state-of-art facilities and exciting research opportunities from undergraduate through Ph.D. level. UCCS is located in Colorado Springs, the state’s largest city in terms of area and second only to Denver in population.

We sincerely extend our invitation to you to visit our beautiful campus.

Please RSVP online

University of Colorado Boulder

Monday, May 30, 2016
10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) has a 139-year history of educating students from Colorado, the United States and the world. As one of the leading comprehensive research universities in the region, CU-Boulder has an established reputation for world-class teaching, research, service to society, and is home to 5 Nobel Prize winners and 2 U.S. Professors of the Year. The Carnegie Foundation classified CU-Boulder as a level one research university and CU-Boulder is one of only 34 public institutions in North America belonging to the Association for American Universities (AAU). CU-Boulder received $425.6 million in sponsored research funding in 2014-2015 and is one of the top universities for undergraduate research. The University is also a Division 1 NCAA athletic institution and member of the Pac-12 Conference.

We will have buses arranged for NAFSA participants to arrive on campus for an information session, tour, lunch, and to enjoy the Memorial Day festivities. CU­ Boulder's Folsom Stadium is the finish line for the BolderBoulder, one of the world's most famous 1OK races. Our NAFSA guests will be invited into the stands at Folsom Stadium to experience the Memorial Day tribute and to cheer on elite racers from all over the world. We encourage our NAFSA participants to come dressed representing their countries. Country flags are also welcome! CU-Boulder has reached capacity for this visit.

Denver Language School

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

We are very pleased to invite attendees and guests of the NAFSA 2016 Conference to visit the Denver Language School. The Denver Language School is Denver’s only full-language immersion, public, K-8 school. We have 620 students divided equally between two language tracks – Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. When our children leave the school in 8th grade, they have high proficiency in the target language, high academic achievement, and enjoy all the brain benefits that come with acquiring a second language at a young age. We truly believe we are creating global citizens who will be the leaders, problem-solvers and critical thinkers of the 21st century.

We invite you to visit our 3-8 campus for a morning tour. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

Please register by email with Camilla Modesitt at

University of Northern Colorado

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

We are very pleased to invite attendees and guests of the NAFSA 2016 Conference to visit the University of Northern Colorado.  As a doctoral research university, UNC has been offering students one of the best educational experiences in Colorado for over 127 years. Our professors are experts who drive advancements in their fields, incorporate research findings into their classrooms and engage students in the process of inquiry. By connecting teaching and research UNC offers students a unique experience including smaller class sizes which promote professional interactions, customized learning opportunities and meaningful collaborations with nationally recognized and award-winning faculty who inspire students to achieve beyond their expectations. We offer 200 undergraduate and graduate programs on campus, off campus and online.

We invite NAFSA participants from around the world to visit our institution and learn more about our school programs, culture, facilities, and experience the natural beauty of our campus and Greeley, Colorado. We will leave for campus by van around 9 a.m. and return to the conference by 2 p.m. with a light lunch provided.  Please register by email no later than May 20 with Kaja Goetzel at

Community College of Denver

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

We would like to invite all NAFSA 2016 attendees and guests to experience the life here at the Community College of Denver. While on campus, you can attend an information session, take a student-led tour, and talk to some of the people who make up our community, like staffs, and students. As one of the 13 institutions in the Colorado Community College System, CCD is the third largest with more than 10,000 students taking classes both online and in the classrooms. Originally the site of the 1858 frontier town of Auraria, the campus has the oldest-standing structure in Denver—the former Temple Emmanuel (now Emmanuel Gallery), an exhibition space for student and faculty artwork. Situated along the west bank of Cherry Creek, CCD is also the only community college in the nation to share a campus with two four-year universities—Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Denver. Together the three institutions share classroom buildings, a fully-accessible health center, a regional library, recreational facilities, a performing arts center, and a student union.

Please register by email with Andrew Garcia at

Colorado School of English

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Colorado School of English (CSE), founded in 1994, is an internationally accredited, private ESL school located in the heart of downtown Denver. We are a government-approved SEVP school and are able to issue I-20s to students seeking full-time F-1 (student) visas. Additionally, we work with many colleges and universities and help our students get accepted to the university of their choice. Our diverse student body represents on average 30 countries at any given time and our downtown location is surrounded by hotels, restaurants, shopping, and museums. We offer a number of English programs at CSE. Our goal is to meet the needs of all of our students by teaching English at the pace of the individual student, and we do so by being flexible and by offering a wide range of classes and levels. We have academic classes (grammar, reading & writing, speaking & listening and TOEFL Preparation), elective classes, General English and professional classes (including Business English). We also design classes for private companies, and we offer private tutoring for students who wish to have individualized instruction.

Welcome to Colorado School of English! We welcome interested parties, agents and universities to tour our school located in the heart of downtown Denver, just two short blocks off the pedestrian-only 16th Street Mall. We are an SEVP-certified, private IEP school. As of 2016 we’ve had over 1,000 students study in our programs which range from academic to professional and test preparation. We invite NAFSA 2016 Conference participants from around the world to tour our school and find out more about our programs, students, staff and culture.

Please register by email with Cecilia Costelow at by Friday, May 20th. You will receive an e-mail with your designated tour time after the close of registration. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour. Our school is an easy 5 minute walk from the Colorado Convention Center. Starting at the big blue bear outside the Convention Center, walk 3 blocks east on 14th Street towards the Capitol. Our school is located on the NE corner of 14th and Tremont.

Johnson & Wales University

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

We are very pleased to invite attendees and guests of the NAFSA 2016 Conference to visit Johnson & Wales University (JWU). We are a private non‐profit university located in the Park Hill neighborhood on a 26‐acre historic campus. JWU Denver is part of a four campus system that began in Providence, Rhode Island in 1914. The university has been a leader in Business, Hospitality, and Culinary Arts for many years and has over 19 other exciting majors to choose from in Denver. Our hands‐on teaching style, experiential education opportunities, and field expert faculty make for a successful and prepared graduate.

Please register by email with Katie Mangett at

Colorado School of Mines

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Colorado School of Mines located in beautiful Golden, Colorado would like to invite you to visit our campus during your attendance at the NAFSA 2016 Conference. Golden, Colorado, is 15 miles west of Denver's convention center. Transportation will be provided from the convention center to the campus where you will be led on a guided tour of our campus. After the tour we will provide you with an information session regarding our undergraduate and graduate programs and services for students.

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. With 4500 undergraduate and 1500 graduate students, Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, Mines occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education. Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention in the small community of Golden minutes away from Denver.

Please register by email with Kim Medina at Please provide your name, institution or company, and email address. 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

We are very pleased to invite attendees and guests of the NAFSA 2016 Conference to visit the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. The medical campus employs 21,000, and houses three separate entities – the University of Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. These separate entities collaborate to provide world-class care that is consistently recognized among the best in the nation. The campus itself is the newest comprehensive medical campus in the country, where health professional education, life sciences research, clinical care, and the commercialization of life sciences intellectual property occurs in one location. The total economic impact of this health sciences city is greater than the entire Colorado ski industry. We will be touring the campus as well as visit the School of Dental Medicine, which has a robust international student program.

Please register by email with Neil Krauss at

Regis University

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Founded in 1877 by a group of exiled Italian Jesuits living in New Mexico, Colorado's Regis University is the only Jesuit Catholic university in the Rocky Mountain West, and one of twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Regis University is proud to stand among the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, which share the Jesuit vision of a values-centered education that shapes intelligent decision-making and strengthens commitment to community service. Regis nurtures the life of the mind and the pursuit of truth within an environment conducive to effective teaching, learning and personal development. Students benefit from small student-to-teacher ratios and personal attention from dedicated, award-winning faculty at all three of our colleges and schools. Regis University is consistently analyzing its approach to higher education and updating classrooms and facilities. By working with faculty who have real-world experience and stay current on the latest trends in industry, as well as taking advantage of learning labs and internships, students understand how their knowledge can be applied to real world situations.

We are very pleased to invite attendees and guests of the NAFSA 2016 Conference to visit Regis University. Regis University stands proud alongside 28 universities and colleges nationwide, which exemplify the 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of academic rigor, intellectual exchange and faculty commitment to each student’s personal development. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: "How ought we to live?" through service learning, academic excellence and spiritual development. Your college experience will challenge you to be more, do more and learn more. Through the cultivation of leadership in service to others, you will be engaged in an academic environment that calls you to strive for excellence.

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Spring International Language Center

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

We are very pleased to invite attendees and guests of the NAFSA 2016 Conference to visit Spring International Language Center-Denver. Spring International Language Center is an intensive English language program preparing students for success in an academic setting as well as improving English language skills for personal and professional purposes. We also offer a Graduate Exam Training program focused on the G.R.E. Spring International Language Center has three locations: two in Colorado and one at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The main center in Littleton, Colorado was established in 1979; the Denver center opened in 1987 and the Arkansas center opened in 1992. All three programs are accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and the school leadership has been very active in the field of intensive English program administration. The Denver Center is located in the heart of Denver on the 16th Street Mall just a few blocks from the convention center. Along with other institutions of higher education, we work actively with both the Community College of Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver, two of the institutions housed on the nearby Auraria Higher Education Center campus, to ensure our students have options for their undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The two-hour tour and information session will provide an overview of our program with representatives from our three locations on site to introduce their centers and answer questions. Classes will be in session at the Denver Center and our visitors will be allowed to sit in on one of the classes and experience an immersion intensive English class that is student-centered and interactive. The Academic Coordinator will be available as well to give an overview of our curriculum and answer questions about our program design.

Our center is easily walkable and only 3 blocks from the convention center. Locate the Blue Bear statue outside the main entrance of the convention center and you are directly across from California Street. Walk one block along California to the 16th Street Mall and catch the Free Mall Shuttle going towards Union Station. Get off at Champa St. (2nd stop) and you are in front of the Champa Square building. Turn right on Champa and about 50 feet down the block is the entry to 1600 Champa Street. Soko Sushi is in our lobby. Take the elevator to the 4th floor and you are at Spring International Language Center! Or walk down the 16th St. Mall and turn right on Champa Street and locate the entrance for 1600 Champa. A Spring International representative will meet you at the Blue Bear with a Spring International Language Center sign.

Please register by email with Jeanne at