For International Scholars enrolling at Lake Region State College
Health Records The Health Department in the State of North Dakota requires all college/university students to provide documentation of two immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). In addition, students aged 21 and under are required to provide documentation of one meningococcal immunization. A student who does not have such records may receive the immunization at the local health office after arriving on campus. In addition, most international students are required to be tested for tuberculosis during their first week on campus. Students who test positive must take a chest x-ray and may be asked to take an antibiotic medication. The health insurance policy that students purchase will pay most of the costs for these procedures.
Scholarshi pStudents who qualify for the International Scholar program receive a 50% reduction in tuition. This award is renewable for four consecutive semesters (2 years) for students who maintain satisfactory academic progress. A student who transfers to another university prior to completing the two-year Associate degree will be required to return all scholarship funding received. Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in culture-sharing activities as their schedules allow. LRSC encourages students to bring clothing, recipes, pictures, and other items that can be used when talking to campus and community groups about their home country.
Housing/Food Students who receive the International Scholarship are required to live on campus and to purchase the Diamond meal plan. This plan provides at least one meal a day during holidays and class breaks (winter holiday, spring break, Easter, and others). Most students choose to have a roommate, however students may have a room by themselves (for a higher fee) when there is space available.
Packing Due to luggage limits, LRSC provides a basic set of bedding and towels, and a land-line telephone for international students. Students will need warm winter clothing but may want to wait to purchase these items after arrival. LRSC staff will assist students with winter clothing purchasing decisions, as requested. Luggage is sometimes delayed, so students should place essential supplies and a warm sweater or jacket in their carry-on bag.
Travel plans LRSC staff will meet students arriving in Devils Lake by train or by airplane. There are two daily flights into Devils Lake (DVL) from Denver (DEN). Check the airport website for flight information: devilslakeairport.com Devils Lake also has daily train service provided by Amtrak: www.amtrak.com. Students should provide a complete travel itinerary so we can track progress should flights be delayed. Please carry telephone numbers and email addresses and notify the college of any change in arrival plans. LRSC toll free in USA: 1-800-443-1313; Student Service Office: 1-701-662-1514; cell phone: 1-602-460-2292;
Note: A transportation charge ($150) is required for meeting students scheduled into the airport in Grand Forks, ND (Devils Lake and Grand Forks are 90 miles apart). The Community: To learn more about Devils Lake and the State of North Dakota, please visit www.devilslakend.com and www.ndtoursim.com.