U Asia Campus

UAC Celebrates Record-breaking Enrollment for Spring 2024 Semester

The University of Utah Asia Campus (CAO: Dr. Gregory Cash Hill) welcomed an outstanding 87 new international students, representing 5 different countries including the United States, Poland, and Uzbekistan, for the Spring 2024 semester. The four-day entrance ceremony and orientation, held from February 13th to 16th, marked a significant increase of 47% compared to the previous year, highlighting a notable 155% surge in international student enrollment. This marks the highest number of students ever recorded at the U Asia Campus, which has experienced a steady rise in admissions since its establishment in 2014.


The University of Utah Asia Campus has shown consistent growth and diversity, offering nine academic disciplines: Accounting, Communication, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Film and Media Arts, Games, Information Systems, Psychology, and Urban Ecology. New students had the opportunity to explore these departments, their curricula, faculty, projects, and activities, as well as the campus facilities, dormitories, student organizations, and internship opportunities.


The campus also extended invitations to the parents of new students, providing them with exclusive insights into the renowned University of Utah’s educational system, scholarship programs, and other key offerings. Parents had the chance to interact with campus staff, faculty, and current students, gaining a glimpse of the academic and cultural environment their children will enjoy.


CAO Dr. Hill expressed optimism for the incoming students, stating, “Through this event, we hope that our new students will experience the vibrant academic culture of the University of Utah and embark on a journey of positive enrichment in their university life.”


Eliza Coe, an international student majoring in Nursing, expressed her excitement, saying, “Everyone here has been very welcoming. I could join the UAC this semester through the University of Utah’s study abroad program called the Global Leap. I am very excited to be here.”


Angel Arias, a Communication major added, “When I worked with the military in Korea two years ago, I experienced incredible hospitality. Everyone’s kindness was very impressive, so I always wanted to come back here. I expect this year to be different as a college student and look forward to meeting many people and being involved in campus life.”