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Lakehead University Magazine Spring/Summer 2007

Lakehead International Quick Facts


International students make up 11% of the total number of graduate students enrolled at Lakehead University. In 2007-2008, Lakehead is hoping to expand graduate enrolment in conjunction with the Ontario government's plan to add 14,000 graduate-student spaces in the province by the 2009-2010 academic year. For more information go online: www.lakeheadu.ca or contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies 807-343-8785.


where Lakehead draws International students
  • China
  • India
  • United States
where Lakehead recruits International students
  • China
  • India
  • Caribbean
where Lakehead sends Canadian students on student exchanges
  • Australia
  • Sweden
  • France


  • AFCASA – African and Caribbean Student Association
  • LUCSA – Lakehead University Chinese Scholars Association
  • LUSASS – Lakehead University South Asian Student Society
  • LUTSA – Lakehead University Tamil Student Association
  • MSA – Muslim Students Association
  • LUIC – Lakehead University International Club


By participating in the International Student Exchange Program, Lakehead students may study abroad at partner institutions in:

  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • England
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Russia
  • France
  • Singapore
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Iceland
  • United States


With the raised profile of the Office of Graduate and International Studies, more Lakehead students have become aware and are taking advantage of the International Student Exchange opportunities available. Last year the largest number of Lakehead students yet participated in a student exchange.


where Lakehead Graduates live other than Canada
United States477
Hong Kong129


International UndergraduateCanadian Undergraduate
$10,000$4,300 – $4,630
International GraduateCanadian Graduate
$10,600 – $15,700$5,400 – $9,400


Amanda KruegerLakehead University is part of a trilateral initiative that will see up to 42 students studying at six universities in Mexico, the USA, and Canada over a four-year period. Amanda Krueger, a fourth-year Civil Engineering student, spent four months at Louisiana State University. She writes:

“When I went to Louisiana State University (LSU) I was amazed by the size of the city and the campus. I had the opportunity to take classes that were not available at Lakehead, such as Coastal Engineering, Airport Design, and Hurricane Engineering.

“I learned Cajun dancing, the Louisiana slang, and I enjoyed the beauty of the French quarter and the garden district of New Orleans. I met students from many different parts of the world such as Germany, France, Nigeria, and Puerto Rico, and also a few Canadians.

“I was there during Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita when many of the students along with their families lost everything. The school was closed for a week while the field houses were turned into medical centres. Living through those storms is something I will never forget.

“If given the opportunity to take part in another Student Exchange, I would definitely do it again.”

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