International Education Biennial

International Education Biennial 11.11.2022

LSC-Honors and International Education invites you to join us for the 2022 Lone Star College International Education Biennial. 

Friday, November 11th, 2022

The Biennial will feature presentations, workshops and roundtables from thought leaders in international education from around the world.

Conference Headliner: Dr. Joseph Shaules, Professor at Keio University, Tokyo, and the Director of the Japan Intercultural Institute
Morning Keynote: Claudia Koelker, author of “The Immigrant Advantage”
Luncheon Address: Dr. Stephen C. Head, Lone Star College Chancellor    

About this event

What is it

The Lone Star College International Education Biennial provides an excellent idea exchange platform for innovations in international education—and highlights the role the field plays in creating welcoming communities, supporting local and regional economies. Join us as we celebrate International Education in all its forms including international programs, culture, scholarship, diversity, students, faculty, leaders, citizens, collaborations, pathways, exploration, courses, industry, and partnerships.    

Who is it for

Everyone who believes in the power of higher education to create global connections. This includes faculty, students, staff, administrators and members of the community.


Registration is open to any faculty member, student, staff, administrator or community member. Registration fee includes a hot breakfast and buffet lunch. 

In order to provide conference name tags, each attendee must be individually registered
This event is in collaboration with Organizational Development at Lone Star College

SOLD OUT Students: $12
LSC Faculty/Staff: $30
Presenter/Exhibitor: $25
Community: $35

The conference fee includes hot breakfast and buffet luncheon.
Early bird pricing ends October 16th at midnight.**

**General admission prices October 17th through November 11th are as follows:
SOLD OUT Students: $20
LSC Faculty/Staff: $50
Presenter/Exhibitor: $25
Community: $55

Call For Proposals

The deadline for proposal submissions by faculty is September 30th, 2022, at 11:59pm CT.

Click HERE to submit your proposal.   


The conference invites session proposals that relate to one or more of the program topics in International Education.  Building on the theme “Breaking Barriers + Building Connections,” these topics are intended to be broad and high-level to inspire a wide variety of sessions. The topics include: 

Internationalized Classes Discussion areas might include: Internationalizing the curriculum, pathways for international studies, international programs for transfer and graduating students, etc.   

Building Connections Collaborations and partnership with international institutions, experience and expertise in virtual exchanges and/or study abroad, etc.  

Breaking Barriers Experience from Faculty International Exploration, cultural diversity in the modern classroom (in-person/virtual), international student support on campus, etc.   


Presentation (30Min)   Live presentations are delivered during the conference and can include audience interaction.  Each session should reserve at least 5 mins for questions.  Proposal should address how the session will engage participants and any technology needs in the room.   

Workshop (45min)   Professional development workshop on topics including internationalizing the curriculum, international student support, virtual exchange and/or study abroad.  Proposal should address how the session will include audience participation and deliverables. Workshop attendees will receive myWorkshop credit through Organization Development.   


Deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2022 

Proposals are welcomed from faculty, staff and administrators with an interest in sharing about international education, including culture diversity, academic partnerships and collaborations, faculty explorations, etc..

Proposals are submitted through Formstack.
Click HERE to submit your proposal.        

Call For Student Artwork

Students are invited to participate in a Student Artwork Contest at the Lone Star College International Education Biennial. This year's theme is“Around the World in 7 Days: Breaking Barriers, Building Connections”   

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • You may upload up to 3 works for entry. Be sure the images are cropped, edited, and ready to post virtually. 
  • You must include a 250 to 300-word “wall text” that describes how your artwork relates to this year’s International Biennial theme (see above).
  • You must Include dimensions for the artwork 
  • Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded to the top submissions. 
  • Selections for the Student Artwork Contest will be on view at the International Education Biennial. 
  • Submissions are due October 30, 2022 

Entry Instructions: 

Step 1: Combine up to 3 images into 1 PDF file that is no larger than 10MB labeled "Firstname_Lastname_StudentIDnumber_Semester_Year" 
Step 2: As the submission deadline approaches upload both files to this Google drive folder once the deadline approaches. 
Step 3: Check your e-mail daily soon after the deadline to prepare and drop off any accepted work.   
Cash prizes will be awarded for outstanding submissions and may be displayed across the college system. 

 Fill Out This Form If you Intend to submit artwork

Call For Posters

Submit your proposal now through September 30, 2022

Students are invited to participate in a Student Poster Session Contest at the Lone Star College International Education Biennial. Students’ posters may feature international/ intercultural-related research or a critical reflection on a college-sponsored international experience (i.e., study abroad/ study away, virtual exchange, National Model United Nations, internship, service learning, etc.).

Cash prizes will be awarded for outstanding posters in each category.

Make sure you also register to attend the conference.

Conference Headliner:

Joseph Shaules

Joseph Shaules (PhD) is a Specially Appointed Professor at Keio University, Tokyo, and the director of the Japan Intercultural Institute. His research and publications focus on cross-cultural adaptation, intercultural education, culture and cognition, the psychology of intercultural experiences, and linguaculture learning. 

Special workshop for faculty with Dr. Joseph Shaules - Register Here Faculty interested in participating in a workshop with our conference headliner Dr. Shaules will receive myWorkshop credit through Organizational Development. Please note registration is first come, first serve. Spots are limited.

Morning keynote address:

Claudia Kolker
Claudia Kolker, author of LSC One-Book-Read, “The Immigrant Advantage” is an award-winning journalist who has reported from Mexico, El Salvador, the Caribbean, Japan and India.  

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