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LWC International Studies program needs host families

LWC plans orientation class for host families in July
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By Sabine Eastham
Director of International Studies, Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The international student programs is looking for area families to participate in LWC's International Friendship Program" and serve as host families during the 2016-17 school year.

The liberal arts college expects to enroll about 100 international students from more than 40 countries when the 2016-17 school year gets underway in mid-August. Host families do not house the students - it ususally invovles having them to your house a few times a year for a meal or a special event and checking in on them periodically to make sure they are adjusting to American life. You will be bringing another culture into your home, open your eyes to the wider world and feel a sense of pride in sharing your traditions. We are offering a two hour orientation class in July.

For more information about the LWC's international student host family program, contact Sabine Eastham at or 270-384-8236.

This story was posted on 2016-06-02 13:28:22
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LWC International students include Wizard of Math

2016-06-03 - Photo Submitted Sabine Eastham, director of the LWC International Student Program.
"WIZARD OF MATH," International Student at Lindsey Wilson College extends stay in America
All but 1 of the 13 exchange students, above, who spent the last two semesters in Columbia, KY have returned home to pursue their studies in Japan, South Korea and Irleand. Ami Kumazawa, front row to the left, has extended her stay in America until September to gain additional experience. She will be doing her Internship at the "Wizard of Math" a US and Japan Exchange in San Diego where she will be helping to familiarize students with soroban (abacus) concepts and techniques, leading to the skill of mental calculation by developing the right-side brain ("image brain"), and make children no longer "allergic" to math. At home in Japan, she carried the title of "Japanese national abacus champion in mental calculation" five times (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2010), and the second prize in the other years 2001 to 2013.

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