A Northwestern student teacher helps students during her experience in Denver.

Denver Urban Semester

Service-learning and community development are the focus of the Denver Urban Semester, which provides experience with careers in nonprofits. Students spend 24 to 28 hours per week at an internship, take 2 to 3 classes, and live in community. Serving as the on-site hosts are staff of Mile High Ministries, a Christian organization that seeks to mobilize neighborhoods, equip leaders and empower the poor.

Application deadline for spring 2019 program:
NWC students: Feb. 10, 2018
Non-NWC students: Oct. 1, 2018

Participants live, work and study in Denver, nestled at the base of the Colorado Rockies and known as the Mile High City because of its elevation above sea level. More than 2.8 million people reside in the Denver metro area, which is host to 7 professional sports teams, museums, concerts, amusement parks and a zoo.

  • Race and Ethnicity in American Society
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Global Urbanization
  • Incarnational Spirituality
  • Street Psalms

The Denver Urban Semester’s site director is Gregory Fuchs. Founded in 2007, Denver Urban Semester partners with more than 50 schools, nonprofits, government agencies and faith-based organizations in Denver that focus on at-risk and low-income communities and underserved multicultural populations.