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International Education Biennial

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2019 International Education Biennial!
Due to the evolving global COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to resume the conference in 2022, once we are able to gather safely once again. In the meantime, we invite faculty to join us for our new exciting virtual event, the International Studies Symposium, for opportunities to participate in international education at LSC.

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For the Cultural Competency Training Participants

Thank you again for your participation in the Cultural Competency training presented at the International Education Biennial. As discussed, here are the details for completing the Informational Interviews in pursuit of the Cultural Competency certification from Lone Star College.

Cultural Competency Follow-Up Informational Interview:

  • Contact two individuals [Ex. managers, human resource personnel, front line workers] in your profession of interest and ask them the following questions:
    • How would you describe the work culture at your business/in your office? If a multinational organization, how might this work culture differ in other offices around the world?
    • How is having cultural competence important in your workplace? [describe cultural competency to interviewee]

Based on what you learned in the training combined with the information you gather during your informational interviews, write a 1-page reflection on the following question: “What are three things you personally need to do to be more competent in a diverse workplace?” Please submit your completed reflection at this LINK.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT REFLECTION: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Thank you again for your participation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at TheHonorsCollege@LoneStar.edu.


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About the Biennial


The Lone Star College Biennial: Celebrating International Education seeks proposals that explore international education in higher education. Proposals may be drawn from a wide variety of academic disciplines and may address international programs, culture, scholarship, diversity, students, faculty, leaders, citizens, collaborations, pathways, exploration, courses, industry, and partnerships. The Biennial welcomes participation from members of institutions throughout Southeast Texas.

In Partnership with Texas Gulf Coast International Education Consortium Member Colleges

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Conference Program

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Luncheon Keynote Speaker

The Lone Star College International Education Biennial is Proud to Feature Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Elizabeth Trovall, Immigration Reporter, Houston Public Media

Elizabeth Trovall is an immigration reporter for Houston Public Media. She joined the News 88.7 team after several years abroad in Santiago, Chile, where she reported on business, energy, politics and culture. Trovall’s work has been featured on Here and Now, Latino USA, Texas Standard and Only A Game. She graduated from University of Missouri’s Reynolds Institute of Journalism, where she reported for the local public radio station KBIA.

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