2015

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: Mexican Food Culture Lecture
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1 pm
Mary and John Gray Library - 6th Floor Events Room

“Food Culture, Lifestyle, and Obesity: A Prospective from Mexico.” Join us for a talk delivered by Dr. Jose Enrique Diaz Camacho, Institute of Psychological Research, Universidad Veracruzana (LU’s partner university in Xalapa, Mexico!). Sponsored by Global Studies and Study Abroad and the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Health Sciences grant project.

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6 pm to 9 pm
Montagne Event Center
The International Cultural Festival is hosted by the Office of International Student Services and International Student Council in collaboration with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Lamar University’s Small Business and Development Center. This is a true international community event which celebrates the cultures and diversity of Lamar’s International Students. International dance, music, and foods will be showcased, as well as informational videos and displays.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP: GILMAN, FULBRIGHT, AND BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4 pm, Setzer Student Center - Room 206
Come find out how to apply for the most prestigious and lucrative study abroad scholarships. Sponsored by Global Studies and Study Abroad.

BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL RESUME
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 2 pm, Setzer Student Center - Room 206
Employers are looking for graduates who know how to communicate across cultures and have evidence of success in a challenging international environment. Find out why studying abroad is important for your career and learn how to turn your international experience into a great resume. Sponsored by Global Studies and Study Abroad and the Writing Center.

INTERNATIONAL FILM NIGHT: "L'Auberge Espagnole"
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7 pm, Communications Building - Room 103
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship. Sponsored by Global Studies and Study Abroad.

CARDINALS RETURN HOME: A STUDENT PANEL ON THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 4 pm, Dishman Art Museum Auditorium
Wonder what it’s really like to study abroad? Hear directly from LU students about their experiences and find out about upcoming study abroad opportunities you can join! Sponsored by Global Studies and Study Abroad and the Reaud Honors College.

FOOTBALL 101
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 2 pm, Golf Range, corner of University Dr. & Jim Gilligan Way
Please join us for an interactive football tutorial as we prepare for the Lamar Cardinals big rivalry football game on Saturday with the McNeese Cowboys. Sponsored by the Department of Housing & Residence Life, New Student & Leadership Programs, Global Studies and Study Abroad, and the Office of International Student Services.

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

Spotlight On LU International Student Athletes

International Students Open Doors

International Students Versus Foreign Students

According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics’ (UIS) Global Education Digest (2006), an internationally mobile student has left his or her country, or territory of origin, and moved to another country or territory with the singular objective of studying. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in its Education at a Glance (2006) report supports this definition and makes an important distinction between “international students” and “foreign students” in defining terms for the cross-border-mobility section of its comparative data set. Adopted in 2006, the OECD and UIS convention is to use the term “international student” when referring to students crossing borders for the specific purpose of studying and the term “foreign student” for non-citizens enrolled at an institution of education outside their home country, but who have not necessarily crossed a border to study (therefore not strictly mobile, and cause for an over-count of actual mobility figures). While the UIS and OECD accept and tabulate data from counties that count international students based on citizenship (foreign students) for their annual comparative education reports, they have made clear since 2006 (in collaboration with Eurostat) that international students are defined according to the following characteristics:

Permanent Residence: Students are considered internationally mobile if they are not permanent residents of the host country in which they pursue their studies.

Prior Education: Students are considered internationally mobile if they obtained the entry qualification to their current level of study in another country.

Read more: World Education News and Review

"The World is Made Up of Many Stories"

International Students Represent -- 60 Countries at LU

Angola
6 students

Aruba
3 students

Argentina1 student

Albania
1 student

Austria1 student

Bangladesh
110 students

Belarus
1 student

Belgium
3 students

Brazil
7 students

Canada
6 students

Chile
2 students

China
57 students

Colombia
2 students

Cote d'Ivoire
1 student

Ecuador
2 students

Egypt
3 students

El Salvador
1 student

Ethiopia
2 students

Finland
2 students

France
3 students

Germany
5 students

Ghana
6 students

Honduras
3 students

India
851 students

Iran16 students

Ireland
1 student

Italy
4 students

Jamaica
1 student

Japan
1 student

Kosovo
1 student

Kuwait6 students

Lithuania
1 student

Mexico
12 students

Morocco
1 student

New Zealand
1 student

Nepal


62 students

Netherlands
2 students

Nigeria
20 students

Norway
3 students

Pakistan
8 students

Peru
3 students

Russia
4 students

Saint Kitts and Nevis
1 student

Saudi Arabia
41 students

Serbia
2 students

South Africa4 students

South Korea
2 students

Sri Lanka
2 students

Sweden
5 students

Switzerland
1 student

Syria
3 students

Taiwan2 students

Thailand2 students

The Bahamas1 student

Turkey
9 students

Turkmenistan
2 students

Ukraine
1 students

United Kingdom11 students

Venezuela2 students

Vietnam6 students

International Students Per Department, Fall 2015

Accounting & Business Law: 69 Biology: 3 Chemistry & Biochemistry: 121
Civil Engineering: 61 Communication: 4 Computer Science: 251
Counseling & Special Populations: 4 Chemical Engineering: 164 Deaf Studies & Deaf Education: 10
Electrical Engineering: 160 Economics & Finance: 7 Educational Leadership: 9
English & Modern Languages: 3 Environmental Engineering: 17 Family & Consumer Sciences: 7
Geology: 1 General Studies: 7 Health & Kinesiology: 8
History: 1 Industrial Engineering: 232 Nursing: 1
Management & Marketing:11 Mathematics: 2 Mechanical Engineering: 146
Music: 1 Political Science: 2 Psychology: 2
Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice: 2 Theater and Dance: 1


Source: LU International Student Services

International Student Population At Lamar, 2008-2015

Year International Enrollment Total LU Enrollment
2008 609 13,280
2009 696 13,992
2010 612 13,968
2011 501 14,021
2012 624 14,288
2013 674 14,035
2014 1,051 14,895
2015 1,287 14,965

Source: Lamar University Institutional Research & Reporting