A Global Perspective
With more than 13 percent of our students and a similar percentage of our faculty coming from more than 50 countries and nations outside the United States, Lawrence has one of the most internationally diverse college populations in the country. (All the more reason why we love having an airport only six miles from campus.)
A Unique Perspective: U.S. Citizens Abroad
If you are a U.S. citizen, yet have lived most — if not all — of your life overseas, we recognize that you have a unique perspective. Many Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are active in Lawrence International and other internationally focused student groups. They find themselves at home within the international student community, as well as the greater Lawrence community. While not required, TCKs are invited to attend International Orientation before the start of September classes.
International Student Services
International Student Services (ISS) supports all international students at Lawrence. The coordinator is available to assist with academic, personal or visa-related questions. ISS also manages the Friendship Family Program, which places interested students with local families to share cross-cultural experiences.
International House, where ISS is located, serves as a hub for student activity. In the afternoons and evenings, groups of students study in the large dining room, cook food from home in the kitchen and watch international television programs in the lounge. International House also has space available for Muslim prayer.