International Programs

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Lane is a dynamic community college recognized nationally and internationally for excellence. Lane is a member of the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College which represents 19 of the most innovative American Community Colleges. In 2000 Lane Community College was selected by the League for Innovation as one of only 12 Vanguard Colleges in North America based on the college's outstanding record of achievement and innovation. Each term, Lane welcomes more than 400 international students to our International English program, 2+2 transfer programs, and nationally accredited technical programs.

International Programs at Lane offers comprehensive international student support services including: airport pick up, orientation, academic advising, transfer planning, assistance with understanding immigration regulations, and trips to local events such as NBA games. Additionally, Lane offers fully furnished apartments for students at Titan Court.

Why You Should Come to Eugene

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Eugene is a unique city known as the running capital of the U.S.A. in part because Nike was founded here. Students like the university town of Eugene because of the multitude of activities for college students, its safe environment, beautiful natural surroundings, fresh air, and shopping.

Oregon is well known for its tourism, wood products, sporting goods companies (Nike and Columbia Sportswear), and its high technology companies (Hynix Semiconductor of America, Oregon Scientific, and Tektronix).

International ESL Program

The International English as a Second Language Program at Lane Community College is also well known for its experienced instructors and high standards in preparing students for transferring to credit programs and meeting their individual academic goals. International students greatly appreciate the personal attention they receive from the faculty and staff.

College-Level Program

Lane Community College offers high quality 2+2 transfer programs in fields such as Business, Engineering, Art, Journalism and many others as well as nationally accredited two-year degrees and certificate programs. Attending Lane and transferring to an Oregon Public University gives students the advantage of an extra year of Optional Practical Training, smaller classes which means more attention from faculty, and can save students about $30,000.

About Community Colleges

There are more than 1,200 community colleges in the United States which offer the first two years of study after high school. They represent over 40 percent of all higher education establishments in the United States. Most community colleges are public and are funded by local taxes. Many of them are urban and do not have dormitories on their campuses.

More than half the nation's undergraduates study at community colleges to complete their first two years of university study. They choose to study at community colleges because they can receive personal attention from their instructors, the tuition is less expensive, and the class sizes are smaller than in a university setting.

Community colleges usually have arrangements with universities so that the credits students earn during their two years of study at the community college are easily transferable to allow students to finish the last two years of their four-year Bachelor's degree at a university of their choice.