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The Office of International Affairs strongly encourages you to contact the following organizations, if you are interested about presenting about your culture/home country in the Lubbock community and on campus. These organizations would love have an opportunity to learn from you.
- K-12 Global Education Outreach - Randy Stevens
- Lubbock Lions Club -Club Contact Email
- Lubbock Rotary Club - Web page for contacting the club
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - Organization Contact Email
- Other clubs in Lubbock
On occasion visiting scholars are asked to provide English translations of documents in their native language. The certification that a translation is accurate, in most cases, can be done by anyone who speaks both languages.
In some cases, in order to be sure a document is accurate, the entity that requires the translated document may require that a professional translator or translating service be utilized. These companies can be found easily through a search on the internet.
Note: Most US government agencies, including the Department of State and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, do not require that a translation be done by a professional translator or translating service.
While it is not required, you may chose to have a translation notarized. However, you must understand that a notary can only acknowledge/notarize a statement by the translator that he/she has accurately translated a document from the original language into English. A notary cannot/does not confirm that the translation is accurate.
Lubbock literacy, a community program, provides free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for international students, scholars, and their dependents. To find out about their in-person classes and other ESL resources visit their webpage.
Moving to a new place and experiencing a new culture is interesting and exciting but there are challenges. This process of adjustment is often referred to as culture shock. Please view the video below to learn about what culture shock is and how you can respond in ways that will help you adjust and grow during your time in Lubbock Texas.