India is second only to China in the number of students sent to the United States for higher education. With many Indian students selecting majors in information technology, engineering and technology related fields, LETU is in a prime position to welcome students from India into these programs here in Longview.
The number of Indian students studying in the United States has nearly doubled to over 102,000 in the past 15 years, reflecting both a demand for quality higher education among Indian students and the growth of the Indian economy. Today, LETU hosts more students from India than from any other foreign country except South Korea.
We are currently pursuing opportunities to take quality Christian higher education abroad into countries like Sri Lanka and South Korea. Just last fall, our Rwandan students led us in a Walk to Remember the Rwandan genocide, which allowed them to become our teachers as they shared stories of the devastation and reunification of the people of their homeland. We currently continue to host government scholarship students from Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
This fall, our newest international students come from over 18 countries from as far away as Mongolia and as close as Canada. Most of them are here for our engineering program.
These accomplishments emphasize that our commitment to become a university of global influence continues. Our every workplace every nation vision requires us to be a global institution where our students, our faculty and, most importantly, our Christ-inspired love and Christian values, can flow across national borders and cultures.
|Ashok Daryani of Shandra University traveled all the way from India to visit with LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford about a potential educational partnership.|