The mission of the Office of International Programs is to support Lone Star College’s international community in many ways. We want to assure you that despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, LSC will continue to provide you the immigration documents and the up-to-date information you need. Please know that Lone Star College is closely monitoring this global health crisis and we will regularly communicate with you about any updates or changes. View International Students FAQ's for more information.
We have been alerted of an active scam campaign targeting international students throughout the U.S. Individuals are impersonating (pretending to be) ICE Agents or other government agencies and specifically targeting international students, in exchange for money. Please do not give out your information or send money to anyone who contacts you by phone or email. Simply hang up and notify your International Student Advisor/DSO. See this helpful information on protecting yourself.
Special Relief Notice for Syrian & Venezuelan Students
On April 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a notice about special student relief for individuals from Venezuela and Syria. Please contact your International Student Advisor/DSO for more information and next steps.
Start your International Education at Lone Star College
The Office of International Programs at Lone Star College is prepared to provide students with innovative education and customized support, whether in person or virtually, that moves you closer to your long-term goals. To better serve all students and meet the educational needs of the diverse communities in the Houston area, the college has seven campuses. All campuses offer 100 plus full degrees and a complete English as a Second Language/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL/ESOL) program.
Lone Star College offers robust student experiences through a variety of student organizations and events. International students may also be eligible to participate in our nationally and globally recognized Honors College, as well as National Model United Nations and study abroad programs—all of which include scholarship opportunities.
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.