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Backyard Party at the International Student Programs

By Sabine Eastham, Director of International Student Programs

On Tuesday, May 6, 2019, the International Student Programs (ISP) at LWC, invited students to a "backyard party" at their campus location at 304 Lindsey Wilson Street. The motto was: "Stressed about Finals- Graduation- leaving America? The proposed remedy was: "Games, Snacks, and Creative Painting with Victoria's Splatter Closet".

About 85 students, domestic as well as international, staff and professors, stopped by for the first ever backyard party at the ISP house! Our own Dean of Students, Dr. Chris Schmidt, volunteered his time and expertise and grilled the hotdogs to perfection. One of our wonderful host parents, Veronica Klinglesmith, drove in from Campbellsville to offer stress relief with her "Splatter Closet".

Students gathered to write final messages to their friends, ran around the backyard blowing bubbles, playing corn hole and trying their luck in hula hoops.

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Setting up the Splatter Closet

2019-05-10 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Travis Smith.
Bryson Jones from Stamping Ground, KY and his fiance Savanah Simpson, from Georgetown, KY got their creative on with Veronica's Splatter Closet.

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Flags from around the world

2019-05-10 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Travis Smith.
Flags were not flying half-mast- nobody died! We are joyous for the time spent with these wonderful students! We loved every moment - and will keep it in our memories forever! The International Student Programs at LWC is wishing all students the very best! We know their future will be so much brighter because of their study abroad experience @LWC, the wonderful host parents, fellow students, staff, professors and a town and county that is embracing its international population!!

If you are interested in learning more about this program, or becoming a host parent or family, contact Sabine Eastham at or call 270-384-8236.

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