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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Mountains from the University of Denver

Student Ambassadors

Nenani Sichone

Email: Nenani.Sichone@du.edu

  • 2nd Year
  • MA Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration

I am from the continent of Africa… or if you want to be more specific – Zambia… Lusaka. I speak three Zambian languages (and never really use them), some form of Spanish (Spanglish) and currently learning French. I have done my fair share of travelling primarily due to education. I spent two and a half years in the UK where I completed my IB diploma then moved to the US. I went to Regis University where I double-majored in International Economics and Politics. I also played soccer and rugby for the university.

I am an MA candidate in the GFTEI program with a concentration in trade, export/import compliance and business analytics. I am a research assistant at the Fredrick Pardee Center at Korbel focusing on economics research and data forecasting. I am also an intern at the World Trade Center Denver, where I am currently creating a compliance program template that various companies can use to avoid government fines and penalties. Tip: Exporting is a privilege not a right!

I choose Korbel for three reasons; my father is an alumnus (and my aim is to beat every grade he got), it is the only international school that offered a combination of trade, sanctions and politics and it is in the amazing state of Colorado. The GFTEI program allowed me to build on my honors undergraduate thesis which analyzed sanctions and world polarity. I have had a great experience while at Korbel; I have made new friends and the bonds you make while working on projects are something you will not be forgetting when you graduate. Everyone from the lecturers, to the staff in different offices are willing to help and this makes for an easier transition into graduate school (something you appreciate as an out-of-state or international student).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to help you in your decision to choose Korbel. If you like sports and travelling… then I believe we are already friends!