We are LU

For our students, Lamar University is just the beginning. While the campus is situated in the Southeast corner of Texas, its reach spans the entire globe. LU students come from near and far and celebrate diversity not only of ethnicity and origin but of thought, interests and goals for their futures.

International students may share their personal cultural experiences in class or student organizations. The university’s study abroad programs may take you anywhere from China to Ireland to Belize. The vast opportunities at Lamar University will broaden your horizons and enrich your college experience.




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Our Alumni are All Over the World

See the numerous places around the world and outside of the United States, where our alumni call home!


Recent LU International News


SeoulTech student Youngsang Yoo attends Lamar University

Youngsang Yoo is a senior from the Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech) who, through the partnership between Lamar University and SeoulTech and the efforts of LU’s Office of Study Abroad, is spending the school year living and studying at LU to further his education and experience life in America.

Schwartz’ students study South Africa, Swaziland

Sarah Schwartz, visiting assistant professor of geography at Lamar University, is preparing a study abroad trip to Swaziland and South Africa, March 7-18. Students will study World Regional Geography and Geography of Tourism covering topics from dark tourism, food tourism, medical tourism and sex tourism to an overview of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reefs threatened worldwide, scientific film ‘Chasing Coral’ shows in free event April 17

Lamar University’s Department of Biology will present “Chasing Coral” in a free public showing April 17. Hosting the event are Associate Professor Matthew Hoch, and an advisor on the documentary, coral reef biologist and LU biology alumnus Marine Ecologist/Geologist Joanie Kleypas.

‘Photobombing’ in the Italian Renaissance

“What’s He Doing in There? Photobombing in the Italian Renaissance” a talk by Azar Rejaie, in the Art History Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Art at Lamar University, will be held April 18. The free public lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Dishman Art Museum Auditorium, preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.