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CU Boulder Week 1 Blog & Daily- July 5

Thursday July 4th

What a first week we have had!

Our CU Boulder students jumped right into classes on Monday, learning about Medical Sciences & Research, Robotics, Neuroscience, Aerospace, AI & Big Data, and our 4 week students started their graduate study research projects. After class, we took part in Summer Discovery’s orientation and explored the program’s expectations. Following orientation, students got a tour of their home for the next few weeks, during which they saw the sights that the university and Boulder have to offer (including an unpredicted summer storm!).

On Tuesday we jumped right into the local lifestyle at a Colorado Rockies baseball game in Denver. Although they lost to the Houston Astros, it was a close game which came down to the final out. Students enjoyed nachos, hotdogs and all of the delicious food that the stadium had to offer. We were lucky enough to see fireworks, which lit up the Denver skyline after the game. 

We spent Wednesday afternoon and evening exploring some of Boulder’s well-known sites. Students strolled through the weekly Farmer’s Market, viewing locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, teas, and cuisines for sale. Some students chose to continue their walk at Pearl Street Mall for dinner and shopping, while others went to the University Recreation Center. Some students played in a thrilling basketball tournament, as well as volleyball and tennis games, others sweated it out on the fitness equipment. 

Independence Day was spent playing some of our country’s favorite past-times, including baseball, football and other activities such as soccer, Jenga, volleyball, ladder toss, and Spikeball on CU Boulder’s beautiful Farrand Field. We finished off the day by celebrating America’s birthday at Folsom Field, home of the Buffaloes, and watched extraordinary fireworks!

Check back in on Monday to hear all about our weekend!

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