Lone Star College expands educational opportunities for International students

By: Bill Van Rysdam
| Published 10/10/2022

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Student and Exchange Visitor Program has granted Lone Star College permission to expand its academic offerings to International students.

HOUSTON, TX -- Lone Star College received permission to expand its academic offerings to International students by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). The SEVP acts as a bridge for nonimmigrants whose primary reason for coming to the United States is to be a student.

“Lone Star College welcomed more than 2,600 International students from over 100 countries this fall,” said Katharine Caruso, Ph.D., LSC Associate Vice Chancellor Honors and International Education. “This benefits students from other countries who are interested in receiving a quality education and introduces American students to different cultures and customs.”

LSC will now be able to offer F-1 visa students the opportunity to study at LSC-East Aldine Center, LSC-Houston North Fallbrook and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center. An F-1 visa student is allowed to temporarily live in the United States for a defined period of time while studying at a school or college.

LSC currently offers F-1 visa students the opportunity to study and earn degrees in Business; Computer/Digital Technology; Energy, Manufacturing and Construction; Health Sciences; Public Safety and more. With this new authorization, F-1 visa students can now enroll in and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; a Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy, Manufacturing and Trades Management; or a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity degree.

The Office of International Programs at LSC is prepared to provide students with innovative education and customized support, whether in-person or virtually that moves them closer to their long-term goals.

“You get personalized attention,” said Siraj Batta, former LSC International student. “It really feels like a family and a home.”

Visit to learn more about our exciting new programs and other educational opportunities available to International students.

Lone Star College enrolls over 80,000 students each semester providing high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2022 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education, ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list and recognized by Fortune Magazine and Great Place To Work® as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Texas™. LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College. To learn more, visit

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