August 23–24, 2019

A melting pot or a salad bowl? Whatever metaphor we choose to describe the kaleidoscope of ethnicity, culture, language, and religion that is the United States, one thing is clear: Our success depends on mutual respect and a focus on what unites us. Lawrence Technological University’s Global Village Project brings together international and American students and their families to expand their understanding of the world and its people.

Please join us for this informative and engaging program. Free of charge, the Global Village Project includes field trip transportation, activities, and meals.

“I truly believe in coming together to discuss and learn more about the similarities and differences that make us a great people,” 
– LTU President Virinder Moudgil

Registration Information

Please register by August 21, 2019.

Arrangements can be made for on-campus housing for students; adult participants and non-students may lodge at one of several area hotels. A list of options can be found at

To register for the Global Village Project, download, fill out and turn in all of the forms below to


Contact Lisa Kujawa, assistant provost for enrollment management, at 

Schedule of Activities

Friday, August 23, 2019

2 – 4 p.m. BaFá BaFá: A Diplomatic Approach to Race, Culture, and Ethnicity

Saturday, August 24, 2019

9–10 a.m. Breakfast

10 a.m–4 p.m. Underground Railroad Tour
Take a ride on the train that traveled without tracks. Experience an historical re-creation of the Underground Railroad and Detroit’s role in the journey of slaves from bondage to freedom. Sit in the Croghan Street Station and hear the stories of runaways who secretly rested in the Second Baptist Church before crossing the Detroit River into Canada and freedom. Lunch is included.


Message from the President

Greetings from Lawrence Technological University!

I want to personally invite you and your family and friends to participate in Lawrence Technological University’s Global Village Project. This program is designed for our international and American students and their families to learn together and from each other about our diverse faiths, cultures, and countries in a positive and engaging atmosphere.

This not only is a great opportunity for our international students to learn about the country in which they are studying, but also for their parents, families, or friends who may never have visited campus. They can come and experience the great education their students are receiving, participate in the program, and learn about our Lawrence Tech values.

I truly believe that coming together to discuss and learn from our similarities and differences is what makes us a great people. At LTU, we are a family of learners and educators. It is important for our community to have a platform that offers the opportunity to engage in discussions that expand our understanding and awareness. We will explore the richness of our traditions and history, learn what unites us, and through this dialogue, we can promote global understanding.

Please join me in this wonderful shared learning experience and begin the new academic year with a better understanding of yourselves, each other, and the world.

Virinder K. Moudgil
President and CEO
Lawrence Technological University

President Moudgil