Colorado State University Online welcomed to campus 13 students from China to walk in Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies — CSU’s largest ever group of international online students.

They were the first cohort to participate in a Master of Tourism Management program offered through a partnership by CSU’s Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) and Central China Normal University (CCNU). The program is one of several University initiatives with educational institutions in China.

“This program was established as a result of years of collaboration between tourism faculty in HDNR and at CCNU,” Said Mike Palmquist, Associate Provost for Instructional Innovation. “The collaboration grew naturally from a mutual recognition that the work CSU faculty were doing would fit well with needs in China.” Palmquist noted that the degree has been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education — a first for this kind of program.

“I’ve visited CCNU in the city of Wuhan, and am impressed with the faculty and students. This is a partnership that has earned CSU high regard in China, particularly because we are focusing on smaller classes and high quality instruction,” Palmquist said.

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CSU Online welcomes first cohort from China