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International Students

We're extremely proud of our diversity. With nearly 100 of our roughly 900 on-campus students hailing from foreign countries, our percentage of international students is consistent and robust.

"We are committed to giving young men and women from all over the world an opportunity to study and thrive in the United States," says Jennifer Alig, director of international recruitment.

Our students come from 23 countries, ranging from Brazil to Vietnam. There are 32 students from Japan, 18 from China and six from Korea. The continent of Africa is well-represented, with students here from Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and Zambia.

We dedicate a significant amount of funds toward generous financial assistance in the form of grants and scholarships. We cherish the cultural diversity that our international student population provides our campus. We will work closely with you and your family to make a Lakeland College education as affordable as possible.

Come join us! We'll pick you up at the airport and drive you to your new home away from home.

"The term we keep hearing from our students when they describe Lakeland is 'family,'" says Alig. "We become your family here. All nationalities and cultures are embraced and celebrated."

To begin the admission process for international students, please click here.

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Where is Lakeland?

The State of Wisconsin

 

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Snapshot of Success

Name: Pratikshya Bhandari

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Pratikshya was 18 when she packed two suitcases and left home, bound for a place more than 11,000 kilometers away that she had never seen in person.

Pratikshya experienced a bit of normal culture shock early. After all, her densely populated hometown has about 1 million people, who inhabit just over 320 square kilometers. Sheboygan County has just over 100,000 people, comfortably scattered across more than 800 square kilometers. “Now when I go home to Nepal, it’s too loud and bustling for me,” she says with a laugh.

Academically, Pratikshya sparkled at Lakeland, earning a bachelor’s degree in international business. She then earned a master’s of science in applied economics at Marquette University before landing an exciting fulltime job as an investment risk management specialist at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee.

While Lakeland fully prepared her scholastically, the social experience had the biggest impact on her development as a person. Two of the classmates she met during freshman orientation remain among her best friends, and that was just the start of her social investment in Lakeland. During her time here, she was involved in the Global Student Association, International Food Fest, Habitat for Humanity, Lakeland’s community service group and the student newspaper. She also enjoyed Friday movie nights with friends and worked as an assistant in the president’s office.

“The first time I turned on a stove was at Lakeland College,” she says. “School doesn’t teach you things like that, people do. It was the personal touch that mattered so much to me. I felt valued there. The people at Lakeland College made sure I was well-positioned to face the future.”

She strongly recommends Lakeland to prospective international students, recalling the time she had lunch with her friends and noticed there were students from seven countries at the table.

“I’m still in touch with professors and students,” she says. “When I think of Lakeland, I think of the great people. It’s the people who make the place.”

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Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the undergraduate degree program at Lakeland, an international applicant must submit:

  1. International Application Form
  2. Official transcript(s) of your high school studies and/or of college studies (all post-secondary education)
  3. Demonstrate English Proficiency (if previous education was not taught in English) through the submission of proof of one of the following:
    • TOEFL- Minimum 500 on the Paper-Based TOEFL, or a 61 on the internet based TOEFL (iBT) is required. The test must have been taken within the previous two years. Lakeland College's code is 1393.
    • IELTS- Minimum 6.0
    • Successful completion of ELS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 112
    • WESLI, MESLS or other approved English Language Schools in which Lakeland College has an official agreement
    • Acceptable GCE Ordinary or Advanced Level results or acceptable WAEC test results
  4. International Student Certification of Finances: Your application must be accompanied by certification that sufficient funds will be available to meet both your living and tuition expenses while attending Lakeland College.
  5. A copy of your passport photo page
  6. If you are currently in the U.S, please enclose a copy of your visa page(s) and a copy of your current I-20 or DS-2019 if any.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Lakeland College offers two graduate degree programs that are available to international applicants:

  • MBA-Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Counseling

To be considered for admission to a graduate degree program, an international applicant MUST submit:

  1. International Application Form
  2. Official transcript(s) from an accredited institution verifying completion of a 4-year bachelor's degree.
  3. Demonstrate English Proficiency (if previous education was not taught in English) through the submission of proof of one of the following:
    • TOEFL- Minimum 550 on the Paper-Based TOEFL, or a 79 on the internet based TOEFL (iBT) is required. The test must have been taken within the previous two years. Lakeland College's code is 1393.
    • IELTS- Minimum 6.0
    • Successful completion of ELS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 112
    • WESLI, MESLS or other approved English Language Schools in which Lakeland College has an official agreement
  4. Two recommendation letters
  5. Current resume
  6. A written statement of purpose indicating how a M.B.A. educational experience would help the applicant meet professional goals and what leadership or managerial skills the applicant would bring to this program (limited to 250 words).
  7. GRE or GMAT is NOT required. However, if you are an MBA applicant and your undergraduate GPA is below 2.75, you must take the GMAT and obtain satisfactory scores. You may take up to three MBA courses before you are officially accepted to this degree program. To take the fourth course, you must obtain approval from the chair of the Business Department by providing GPA, successful completion of the foundation courses, if any, and a minimum 450 GMAT score.
  8. International Student Certification of Finances: Your application must be accompanied by certification that sufficient funds will be available to meet both your living and tuition expenses while attending Lakeland College.
  9. A copy of your passport photo page
  10. If you are currently in the U.S, please enclose a copy of your visa page(s) and a copy of your current I-20 or DS-2019 if any.

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Scholarships

Who is eligible?

Scholarships are available for undergraduate international students. Lakeland College rewards international students for their academic and personal achievements.

Once accepted to Lakeland College, you will automatically be eligible to receive an academic scholarship based on your high school/secondary school Grade Point Average (GPA).

Please note that if you are coming to Lakeland College through one of its partner institutions (exchange programs), you should check with your home institution to see what scholarships you will receive as not all partnership/exchange students are eligible for the following scholarships.

Government-sponsored students are not eligible for Lakeland College scholarships/grants.

International Academic Scholarship

GPA 2.5-2.99 3.0-3.49 3.5-4.0
Scholarship* $7,500 $8,500 $9,500

*Renewed annually by making satisfactory academic progress. View our Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

To receive the International Academic Scholarship, you only need to apply and be accepted to Lakeland College.

International Assistance Grants

These grants are available on a first come, first served basis. Funds will be awarded based upon a thorough review of an applicant’s financial, personal, and academic information. In order to apply for this aid, students must first be admitted to Lakeland College. Completed applications will be reviewed every two months, starting February 1st. Please note that recipients of even the most generous International Assistance Grants will still be required to pay upwards of $20,000 USD/year to cover room, board, and tuition. Information on Lakeland College’s tuition and fees can be found here.

Click here for the International Assistance Grant Application Form and submit it to

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  • PHONE: 1 (800) 569-2166
    FAX: 920-565-1206
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  • DIRECTIONS: W3718 South Drive Plymouth, WI 53073-4878

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