The Winter 2016 International Tiger, the LSU International Programs newsletter, has been released.
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During the summer many LSU students participate in faculty-led study abroad programs
around the globe. These programs are carefully planned and executed. Every LSU staff
and faculty member involved in the program considers the safety of our students their
first priority. In fact, one of the advantages of our summer programs is that LSU
faculty members are available for their respective groups 24 hours every day for the
duration of their programs. Risk and crisis management are important parts of our
preparations for the programs. All groups are registered with the Department of State
and receive regular communications and alerts. Our office of International Programs
constantly monitors the international situation and is in communication with the program
directors at all times.
Embassies in Europe have recently sent out messages that alerted travelers to the fact that several large events in Europe, such as the European Soccer Championship in France, bear the risk of potential terrorist attacks at those large events and advise travelers to take certain precautions. However, at this time there are no specific threats that would warrant any cancellations on LSU’s part. In fact, study abroad programs conducted by our peer institutions throughout the United States are going forward as planned. None of the LSU program directors is planning to participate with their respective groups in any of the large events in Europe. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation on a daily basis. Our directors on location are also able to reach out to the local US embassies and consulates. We are confident that all precautions have been taken to keep our students safe and give them a positive and rewarding academic experience abroad.
Please join us in welcoming Ambassador Joohyeon Baik, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, as he visits LSU to discuss the Korea-U.S. Alliance. The talk will take place on Friday, September 23rd at 10:30am in the International Programs Conference Room, 160-G Hatcher Hall. For questions, please contact Jill Fisse at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you Friday! Please click here to see the event flyer.
The Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) would like to bring awareness
of the 9th World Federation of College and Polytechnics Conference (WFCP) held in
the southeastern state of Espírito Santo between September 23rd and the 25th. This conference is one of the main international events about Polytechnics and Professional
education and it will host leaders from several counties that work in the educational
department.During the conference, there will be discussions on topics related to management of
vocational education, leadership and research and innovation. For more information about the conference you may access the following website: http://wfcp.ifes.edu.br/
On Sunday, April 3, 2016 International Programs, along with the LSU Alumni Association,
announced the 2016 recipients of the scholarship at International Fusion. The scholarship
was established last year to recognize four outstanding international students demonstrating
high academic achievement along with leadership, engagement, and diversity. The recipients
for 2016 are:
Congratulations to the 2016 LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship recipients!
On February 28, 2016 twenty German engineering students arrived in Louisiana as part of a 3-week program hosted by LSU International Programs. The program, which is sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission, focuses on teaching the students about entrepreneurship as it relates to engineering. It also provides an introduction to higher education in the US. During their stay, the students will shadow engineering capstone students, will visit high profile gulf coast landmarks and engineering-related sites, and will enjoy some tourist destinations on the weekends.
The program was initiated abroad by the German-American Fulbright Commission. LSU offers a program that connects entrepreneurship with engineering, and this program interested the German-American Fulbright Commission.
Organization for the program began in September of 2015 with great involvement from International Programs, the College of Engineering, and the E.J. Ourso College of Business.