Cardinals Beyond Borders

About the Program

The Cardinals Beyond Borders (CBB) program was started in Fall of 2016. The primary goal of the program is to encourage and promote cross-cultural friendships between domestic and international students. Around 50 students participate in the program every semester. 
The program is around 6-8 weeks long beginning at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. We usually meet once a week on Tuesdays around 5:30 pm and there are occasional weekend activities on Saturdays (usually only twice a semester). The exact day of the week the program runs on will be announced before the start of the semester. If a student is unable to attend the majority of the events due to prior engagements or class, you are encouraged to join us the following semester. Students in the program must be able to commit to coming a majority of the events.

Types of Events

  • Welcome Night
  • Homecoming Parade/Booth with Pizza
  • Local Cuisine and International Food Night
  • Bowling
  • Game Night
  • And more!


For all off-campus events, transportation from the Lamar University campus is provided. Details regarding the pick-ups will be available to students before the events.

Participation Fee

A small $10 fee is charged to student participants to help cover the costs of the program. Food and beverages are provided for almost all of the events.

How to Join

To participate in the program please make sure you meet the following requirements.

  • Must have an interest in meeting other students from a variety of countries, cultures, and backgrounds
  • Have a willing and open attitude
  • No previous international experience required

Program is currently inactive Fall 2020, but will return soon....