MATTOON -- Two Lake Land College international students from South Korea shared their experiences studying abroad with the Charleston Rotary Club.
Yujin Lee and Hyuntaek Oh answered questions about their culture and what motivated them to study in the United States. Lee and Oh are enrolled in the Intensive English program offered at Lake Land.
Lake Land’s Director of International Studies, Ted O, also presented on topics such as cultural differences and the Global Friends Program.
The Global Friends Program matches an international student with a community family to meet a couple of times a semester and share holidays. The International Studies staff also organize field trips to take international students and interested traditional students to do fun and interactive activities. Previous trips have included sightseeing in cities such as Indianapolis and St. Louis as well as ice skating in Champaign. Local trips are also planned for activities such as going to the movie theater to watch the newest blockbuster hit.
Every November, International Studies hosts the International Culture Show and Tell as a part of International Education Week. Students set up displays and activities that represent their home countries. Some past favorites have been folding origami, Chinese calligraphy and taste testing food from around the world.
To learn more about International Studies or how to get involved, contact International Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-234-5382.