In addition to studying, CS-L and Pathway students find that the Lawrence community offers a variety of opportunities to learn more about American culture, improve English skills, and make friends. In order to facilitate students' integration into the campus life, Lawrence offers a number of special programs:
Residential Living: All CS-L and Pathway students are matched with an English-speaking Lawrence roommate and placed in one of seven residence halls.
Mentor Program: Each CS-L and Pathway student is assigned to a Lawrence student mentor during term I and term II. Mentors help students with questions about the university, adaptation to American culture, and campus life. In addition, mentors meet with a small group of students weekly to introduce them to a variety of social activities on campus.
Lawrence International: This student-run group for international students organizes holiday events, formal dances, "International Cabaret," regional meals, and a variety of other social opportunities for international and American students. One CS-L or Pathway student serves on the Lawrence International Board of Directors each year.
Program Events: The CS-L and Pathway programs sponsor and co-sponsor events for students, their roommates, and their friends, such as Easter egg coloring, cooking Japanese food, and trips to Madison, Wisconsin and Mitsuwa Japanese supermarket near Chicago.
In addition to sponsored programs, Lawrence University offers a variety of opportunities for student involvement that are open to CS-L and Pathway students. Below is a sample of Lawrence University activities and organizations: