CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Lakeland Community College is committed to preparing students to live and work in a global society and economy. The Center for International Education is the main clearinghouse for the planning, development, and administration of programs to establish multicultural awareness on campus and in the nearby community. It serves as a channel of communication between Lakeland Community College and institutions abroad and fosters academic cooperation with individuals and organizations.

Functions of the Center
  • Establishes academic linkages with colleges, institutions and individuals abroad to promote faculty and student development
  • Organizes or assists in visits of foreign professors and college guests
  • Disseminates information on scholarships, grants, fellowships, etc.
  • Assists in the needs of foreign exchange students and faculty at the college
  • Coordinates with foreign cultural attaches for existing and potential academic linkages
  • Represents the college in meetings or functions where potential or actual academic linkages have been established
  • Initiates contact with prospective institutions, agencies and individuals for possible academic cooperation program
The International Studies Certificate

Lakeland Community College offers an international studies certificate that provides students with a broad base of understanding of the many influences that affect the modern world and global economies. Subject areas include history, politics, geography, economics, religion, and languages. Courses can transfer to other colleges as general education credits. Certain courses further transfer into Cleveland State University's International Relations major. Students should consult with the Counseling Center before registering for classes.

International Collaborations & Partnerships

Lakeland Community College has established formal relationships with the University of Rouen and CESi (Ecole d'ingenieurs), both in France, for study abroad opportunities and shared programming. The Center for International Education collaborates with The Ohio State University Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the Cleveland State University Center for Slovenian Studies on a variety of projects and events. To see upcoming events, click the Related Events link. For information on international trips or learning opportunities, contact:

University of Rouen
Dr. Bruce Cline
Professor of Photography
440.525.7218

CESi – Ecole d'ingenieurs
Dr. Becky Grasser
Professor of Information Technology and Computer Science
440.525.7282

Film & Forum Series

Each spring the Lakeland Center for International Education presents films and lectures for the education and enjoyment of the entire community. All events are FREE and open to the public. For more information on upcoming films or scheduled speakers, click the Related Events link.

Newsletter

The Global Perspective Newsletter is a yearly publication that provides articles, updates and photographs about cultural and international events. News items that highlight international education and travel experiences are welcome. Authors, who want to submit materials for publication consideration, should contact the Center for International Education.