LSC-Kingwood international student, Oriana Fajardo, visits with Angela Maria Santos Reyna and Daniel Camacho during the 2013 International Education Week Expo event. This year, the LSC-Kingwood International Education Week activities will be held Nov. 17-20.
Celebrating diversity among students, faculty, staff and the community is the goal during Lone Star College-Kingwood’s annual International Education Week, Nov. 17-20. Throughout the week, LSC-Kingwood’s Office of Student Life (OSL) and the Intercultural Center will host a myriad of activities that will educate the audience on different cultures, ideas and lifestyles.
On Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend The Global Exchange: An International Expo. The expo will feature Raindrop Turkish House, Asia Society, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Gilman Program with the Institute of International Education and the LSCS Office of International Programs.
At 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to hear Professor John Njowo, who will speak on “Education in Africa: An Amazing Success Story.” Both events will be held in the LSC-Kingwood Student Conference Center.
“School officials and employers sometimes are uncertain about the substance of diplomas from schools in African. My educational journey, which began in Cameroon, Africa, will highlight the rigors with which these schools prepare, with meagre resources, their students to excel anywhere in the world,” said Njowo, who teaches sociology for LSC-Kingwood. A question and answer period will follow his presentation.
“The celebration of International Education Week is important because it allows individuals to familiarize themselves with various cultural backgrounds. This week will encompass many areas but most importantly, it is a time for all to be educated internationally and globally,” said Kristen Wilkes, Intercultural program coordinator. “It also allows for people to share their own intercultural experiences and how those experiences have since shaped their lives.”
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Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.