International Studies Program

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Lake Land College is a comprehensive community college offering a broad range of programs. Lake Land offers transfer degrees, allowing students to complete their first two years of college-level coursework at Lake Land before continuing their education at a four-year college or university. Lake Land also offers certificate programs and degrees, which allow students to directly prepare for the workplace.

With approximately 150 academic majors, including business, nursing, agriculture, and more, there’s something for everyone!

Unlike many American colleges, classes here are small, giving you the individualized attention from faculty you deserve.

Improve Your English

Do you want to study in America but feel that maybe your English level is not high enough for regular college classes? Lake Land College offers an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) for non-native speakers that will help you rapidly improve your English skills.

The IELP offers various levels of instruction in reading, writing and speaking based on your needs. Students at the beginning and intermediate levels will be enrolled full-time in the program. Advanced level students may be co-enrolled in a limited number of regular college courses. The IELP includes group classes along with individual instruction.

Placement testing upon arrival will determine the appropriate level of instruction. No TOEFL score is required to enroll in the Intensive English Language Program.

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Meet Denver Daniels, Coordinator of International Studies Program


Denver Daniels works with our international student population. Any student who wishes to pursue a degree, certificate, or course of study can contact Denver, and they will assist with the admissions process, as well as provide visa tips. Denver also assists students during the transition into American culture.

Denver has a passion for working with international students and second language learners, and prides themself on being accessible to students, whether they are potential students or those who currently attend Lake Land College.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions based on things we frequently hear from international applicants!

International Student Week Panel

Hear from some of our current international students on what their experience as a Lake Land College student has been like!

Application Process

Take the first step to your American education by completing our simple application process:

  1. Fill out the online Intent to Enroll
  2. Submit diplomas and transcripts from all high schools and colleges you have attended
  3. Submit a copy of your passport
  4. Submit the financial affidavit
  5. Submit an original bank statement showing all transactions from at least the past two months and with a final balance of at least $18,500 (one year’s worth of tuition and living expenses)
  6. Submit English test scores if you have taken the TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP. The following are minimum scores required to enroll directly into academic major classes:
    TOEFL: 61 ibt
    IELTS (Academic Module): 6.0
    iTEP (Academic): 3.6
    Duolingo: 100
    If you are a native English speaker or plan to start in the Intensive English Language Program, you do not need to submit scores.
    If you have studied in the United States for at least one full academic year (high school or college), you do not need to submit test scores. We will review your transcript instead.

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