Join Alysia Ramos, associate professor and chair of dance at Oberlin College, for a presentation on the widespread cultural impact of Brazilian samba Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. MORE INFO
Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:30 p.m., the Center for International Education's guest speaker series continues with a poetry reading from Dr. Jonathan Graham, who will document his Czech family's immigrant experience in Northeast Ohio. MORE INFO
This two-day event for CIE's guest speaker series includes a screening of "Andor," a film on the life of Brazilian-born Holocaust survivor Andor Stern Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m. Following the film, filmmaker Vitor Vilaverde Dias will lead a discussion Thursday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. MORE INFO

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.

Fall 2023 Guest Speaker Series
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:

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

Speaker Series

Each semester the Lakeland Center for International Education presents speakers for the education and enjoyment of the entire community. All events are FREE and open to the public. For more information on upcoming events, see the Related Events section of this page.

Sharrel Titlebaum, April 2023






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