Theme:  Empowering the Youth Through International Education

Career Connections: How to become an English Teacher Overseas
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 2 pm
Mary and John Gray Library - 6th Floor Events Room

Have you thought about becoming an English teacher after you graduate? Come find out where and how.

Public Talk in Health Sciences: A Respectable Form of Addiction? Codeine Misuse in Ireland, the UK, and South Africa
Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4 pm
Mamie McFaddin Ward Health Sciences Building, 244

Professor John Wells, School of Health Sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology

International Current Event Panel: Brexit
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 3 pm
Montagne Event Center

Join panelists John Wells, Andy Coughlin, and Maria Sandovici for a lively discussion on the impact of Brexit in European health care, trade, politics, and public opinion.

Lamar Language Fair
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:30 am -1:00 pm, In front of Family & Consumer Sciences Building

Ever wonder how your name would look written in Hangeul?  Curious how to read and write Hindi? Come learn about languages with our international students!

Public Talk in Literature: Dublin 1904: A Journey to Ireland with Joyce’s Ulysses
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm, Maes Building 108

Professor Michael Howlett, School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology

International Film Night: Persepolis
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Communications Building Room 103

An animated film based on a graphic novel shows the coming-of-age of a young girl in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution. Sent abroad to study, she faces the challenges of living in a new culture only to return home to find her native country, and her family, hardly recognizable. The film will be introduced by Dr. Rezvan Khoshlessan and Dr. Steve Zani of LU’s Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement.

Get to know the Cardinals Beyond Borders Program
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1 pm, Library 6th Floor Seminar Room

Meet the students who are bridging the cultures of U.S. and international students on the LU campus, and find out how you can join them.

Cardinals Return Home: A Student Panel on the Study Abroad Experience
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4 pm, Reaud Administration Building, Executive Event Room

Wonder what it’s really like to study abroad? Hear directly from Reaud Honors College students about their experiences!

International Scholarship Workshop: Gilman, Fulbright, Boren, and Rotary
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm, Reaud Administration Building, Executive Event Room

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.

5th Annual International Cultural Festival
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, Montagne 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 and Inclusion. This is a true international community event which celebrates the cultures and diversity of Lamar’s international community. International dance, music, and foods will be showcased, as well as informational videos and displays.


The Globalization of America’s Colleges

American colleges are educating more international students than ever before, according to a new report, “Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange,” released by the Institute of of International Education. The widely anticipated report finds that nearly 1 million international students—many of them from countries such as China, India, Kuwait—were educated in the United States in the 2014-15 school year, up 10 percent from the previous year. These students typically arrive with the means to pay the full price tag for college.

While the 974,926 international students who studied in American colleges last school year accounted for only about 5 percent of the country’s entire higher-education population, their numbers are increasing rapidly with high concentrations in certain states, colleges, and majors. The significant increase in students from overseas highlights the need to understand more about their behavior, income, and impact on higher education—and how the country’s universities should capitalize on the trend without compromising the education of in-state students and residents. READ MORE


The First Lady on the importance of International Education

U.S. Colleges: The American Dream For International Students

The world still sees America as the land of opportunity – for higher ed. This is why in 2014, there were some 1 million foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, another peak in a string of all-time highs going back to 2000. China and India export the most students, followed by South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Currently, about 5.4% of America’s college students hail from outside the country – a 14% increase from last year and an 85% increase from just 10 years ago. The numbers aren’t just big, they’re valuable: The 1.2 million international students studying in the U.S. contribute about $34.6 billion total in tuition and other spending.  READ MORE


International Education Takes You Places

Why Study in the USA?

What would it mean to have an American university listed on your resume? Why would potential employers pause and take notice of your education credentials from the United States?

It would mean that you have advanced English language skills and valuable intercultural experience. It would show that you studied within one of the best higher education systems in the world, with access to advanced technology and research. They would know that you received in-depth instruction, learned to problem-solve and have knowledge of modern practices within your field.

It would mean that you have more opportunities.

Studying in the United States and abroad doesn’t just give you tangible degrees and certificates. Your experience says something about who you are. Living and studying in another country—especially where your language isn’t spoken—is challenging, requires courage and a positive attitude. Sometimes, these characteristics are more influential than your degree.

Life here, both as an international student and visitor, will probably be different from what you expect. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that the images from films and television programs are not always true. Americans come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes and in general are very friendly and will be interested in learning about you and your country.

For any international student, the USA has a lot to offer: one of the most prestigious, top ranked higher education systems in the world, eclectic cities and beautiful natural parks, culture, history and a very multicultural population. READ MORE


International Students Choose the U.S.

American Higher Education Becomes More Attractive To International Students And Global Talent

International students who graduate with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees may now participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT) for a longer duration, according to the recent rule from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The rule is expected to make American higher education more attractive to international students. “The recent changes allay the fears of many prospective and current international students and reinforces the notion that the U.S. is still a place that values STEM talent globally”, READ MORE