May 1, 2017

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On March 21 – 24, along with approximately 7,000 other professionals, two members of the De La Salle Language Institute’s (DLI) instructional staff, Rebecca Vogel and Molly Lohnes, attended the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Convention in Seattle, WA. The TESOL convention offered over 900 concurrent sessions dealing with the latest research in the field in addition to current best practices in both teaching/learning and institutional policy. DLI staff participated in educational sessions dealing with applied linguistics, computer assisted learning, English for specific purposes, intensive English programs within higher education, intercultural communication, program administration, as well as second language writing, speech, pronunciation, and listening.


Spend a Lasallian Semester in Rome!
Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE)
Spring 2018 Semester: February 9 - May 4, 2018

This semester length program gives students from Lasallian universities the opportunity to study and live together at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in the Generalate in Rome, the mother house for the Lasallian Christian Brothers, while completing major, minor, and general education requirements at their home institutions. Two professors, one from LaSalle University and one from Lewis University, will lead the program while living at the Generalate with the students, teaching courses, and conducting program sponsored excursions.

Applications are available in the Study Abroad Office, International Center, The Heights.
Apply by October 16, 2017.

Class Visit

Five international students – Eman Almubarak, Su’an Chen, Yuchen Cui, Xiao Lyu, and Grace Numbi Nkulu – were invited by Dr. Lori Charron to visit her Intercultural Communication class. The visit provided an opportunity for the international students to answer questions regarding their experiences while living and studying in a foreign country and culture. The interaction resulted in a hands-on experience assisting both sides in better communication with and understanding one another.


Short Term Study Abroad Programs for Spring 2018



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The International Center would like to celebrate its scholars who presented at the Celebration of Scholarship on April 28, 2017. Mohammed Hadi, Wyatt Coghill, Lhazin Jamtsho, and Mohanna Aloufi presented their research for the Biology Department. Jia Zhao and Marcin Sak presented their research for the Business Department, and Hongdou Ge performed for the Music Department. We want them all to know how proud we are of them and all that they have achieved in their time here at SMU. Congratulations to all!


Congratulations to the following students who are participating in commencement on May 13, 2017.


Mohanna Fahad Al-oufi, Saudi Arabia
Biology Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology

Wyatt Edwin Keith Coghill, Canada

Hongdou Ge, China
Music Performance

Mohammed Abdulrahman Hadi, Saudi Arabia
Biology Pre-Medical Lab Science

Lhazin Wangmo Jamtsho, Bhutan

Marcin Krzysztof Sak, Poland
Business Intelligence & Analytics and Finance

Dong Wu, China
Graphic & Intermedia Design

Jia Zhao, China
Business Intelligence & Analytics