The 2019 International Education Biennial conference was held at Lone Star College Nov. 15.
The event featured presentations from thought leaders in international education representing institutions across Southeast Texas, collaboration spaces for faculty, students, administrators, a keynote luncheon speaker, and a student poster contest.
“Houston remains the most diverse city in the nation,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “Lone Star College hosting this event highlights the power higher education has to create global connections.”
Elizabeth Trovall, immigration reporter for Houston Public Media, presented the keynote address. Trovall joined the News 88.7 team after several years abroad in Santiago, Chile, where she reported on business, energy, politics and culture.
“This conference is for anyone who believes higher education is the key to building bridges,” said Head.
The event also offered an F-1 Visa student application workshop for international students seeking to study at LSC. Prospective students received information about LSC International Student Services and brought their F-1 application documents to receive an admission decision at the event.
Each LSC campus offers personalized international student services including F-1 Visa Admissions, an English as a Second Language/English for Speakers of Other Languages ESL/ESOL program, International Student Advisors, and a competitive, enriched curriculum option through the Honors College.
The LSC International Education Biennial is held in partnership with the Texas Gulf Coast International Education Consortium which is comprised of Alvin College, Brazosport College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Lee College, San Jacinto College, Wharton County Junior College and Lone Star College.
LSC welcomed more than 2,900 international students in fall 2019.