The International Tiger
The August 2018 International Tiger, LSU International Programs newsletter, has been released with a new design and format.
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.
2018 LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship Recipients Announced
On Friday, March 23, 2018 International Programs, along with the LSU Alumni Association,
announced the 2018 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 2018 are:
- Chris-Anne Joseph is an undergraduate from Haiti, and is pursuing a BS in Management with a GPA of 3.68. She is involved with the Society of Human Resources Management and is acting as the Vice President of Marit of the LSU Chapter.
- Hamed Al-amji is an undergraduate from Oman, and is pursuing a BS in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. His GPA is 4.187 and he is involved in many activities on campus: Engineering Encounter Camp, ENGage LSU, Bilingual Bengal and BMLI 2017 Preview Day for Males of Color.
- Saad Aziz is a graduate student from Bangladesh, and is pursing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His GPA is 4.00 and he is involved in various associations across campus: Bangladeshi Student Association, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association, International Ministry and the International Student Organization.
- Surani Nakkawita is a graduate student from Sri Lanka, and is pursuing a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her GPA is 4.141 and she is a volunteer in many organizations: Asia-Pacific regional network committee, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication conference. She is currently a co-coordinator for research roundtables at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; as well, she is co-manager of the Communication Outcome Research Lab.
Congratulations to the 2018 LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship recipients!
International Programs hosts student guests from the German-American Fulbright Commission
On March 4, 2018 twenty four 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 a year in advance with great involvement from International Programs through the department of Academic Programs Abroad, the College of Engineering, and the E.J. Ourso College of Business.
Ms. Loveness Schafer, Associate Director for International Services, awarded 2018 NAFSA Region III Louisiana State Award
Ms. Loveness Schafer, Associate Director for International Services, was recently awarded the 2018 NAFSA Region III Louisiana State Award "for contribution to the field of International Education through long and outstanding years of service in the local, academic and/professional community".
NAFSA, Association of International Educators, is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange by advancing international higher education. They advocate for a better world through international education and professional development. The regional awards are to acknowledge international educators for their continuous contributions to international education and to NAFSA's missions and goals.
Congratulations to Ms. Loveness Schafer!!