The International Student Club organizes and supports cultural, social and sportive activities representing its members who are from diverse countries. The International Student Club focuses on helping international and exchange students integrate into their new school, student body, and community by providing endless opportunities to enrich their living and learning experience while studying at Lake Land.
Club activities consist of:
Lake Land students wishing to join this club to connect with international students should contact the International Studies Office.
Through our International Buddy program, international students are paired with domestic students to engage in culture sharing activities. International Buddy is open to any current Lake Land student interested in learning about diverse culture and making international student connections. Its purpose is to bring together students from abroad and local students for mutual friendship and support and for intercultural exchange and understanding.
Students are paired at the beginning of each semester. Partners are matched primarily by age, gender (same-sex), interests, and languages spoken. If you have a particular country or language preference for your partner, we will try to accommodate but cannot guarantee your preference.
Partners are encouraged to:
Partner activities may include:
International Buddy Program is not designed to require a high level of commitment from students but, rather, offers a light structure of events and resources upon which to grow initial acquaintances into friendships that may go well beyond the one semester for which this program is designed.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the International Buddy Program has been put on hold until further notice.