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International Programs (IP)

International Students

Photo of International StudentsLone Star College is committed to providing quality and friendly services to all international students enrolled at our campuses. If you are considering becoming a new student or are transferring from a U.S. college or university, visit our Future Students section to become familiar with all requirements.

Study Abroad

Photo of Students in BeijingLone Star College is proud to offer Study Abroad opportunities to students who are interested in studying abroad. Faculty-led, and short-term programs are available for academic study around the world.

International Centers

Each Lone Star College has an International Studies leadership team.  Please see the below listings.


Global International Education Committee: Co-chairs Ronnie Nespeca, Professor of Kinesiology, Lori Richter, Professor of Psychology and Hollander Thompson, Director for Educational Services and Partnerships


Committee Co-chairs:  Peggy Lambert, Professor of History and Stephanie Kelly, Associate Professor of History


Committee Chair:  Dr. Brandy Harvey, Dean of Instruction

LSC-North Harris

Center for Diversity Studies:  Chair Dr. James Good, Dean of Instruction


Center for International Studies:  Coordinator, David Birch, Professor of Political Science

LSC-University Park

International Studies: Chair Misty Sabol, Associate Professor of Business


Lone Star College and Sampoerna University have established the first accredited U.S. Associate Degree program offered in Indonesia. Sampoerna University offers a two-year U.S. Associate’s degree program at its campus in Pancoran, South Jakarta.


Andrew Heiskell Awards

Lone Star College won the 2014 Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Community College through the Faculty International Exploration Award. The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Heiskell Awards showcase the most innovative and successful models for internationalization of campuses, study abroad, and international partnership programs in practice today.

Senator Paul Simon Awards

Lone Star College won a 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Campus Internationalization presented by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The Simon Spotlight Award is intended to highlight specific individual programs and services that are judged to be outstanding and/or especially innovative.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Top Producer

Lone Star College was a 2012-2013 top Fulbright Scholarship U.S. Scholar Top Producer. The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.


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Contact Information

Lone Star College
International Programs
20515 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070
Phone: (281) 290-2879