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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

Registrar's Office - International Student Printable Material

Printable Forms

Below are printable forms that must be completed and turned into Lake Superior State University

Financials
Document Description
Declaration of Finances Student and sponsor are required to complete this form.
SEVIS Bank Statement Students must present this form to their financial institution for completion.
F-1 Student with Dependents Students in F1 status would use this form if bringing spouse or unmarried child(ren) into the United States.


Health Insurance
Document Description
Health and Accident Insurance Requirement All international students (F-1 Visa) living in the United States and attending Lake Superior State University are required to carry health and accident insurance as a condition of enrollment.
Health and Accident Insurance Waiver - Canadian Students Canadian students requesting to waive the purchase of additional health and accident insurance.


Printable Important Information

The below printable documentation provides valuable information to assist with the transition to LSSU.

Document Description
SEVIS I-20 Information This document outlines the rights and responsibilities as a non-citizen attending Lake Superior State University.
Studentís Guide for Crossing the Border The Studentís Guide for Crossing the Border has been put together for your convenience by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency at the Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan Port of Entry.

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Jessica Hirt

Jessica Hirt
English

"One of my favorite things about LSSU is its size. The classrooms, especially as you get to the upper levels, get smaller, so you not only have a chance to discuss your ideas in an honest, supportive manner, but you also get to know your professors and classmates. The upper level courses really allow you to focus on what you love, and the small class size allows you to have time to share and to discuss your ideas."

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