Global Learning | BCTC

Global Learning

BCTC Global Learning is here to serve immigrant, international, and emerging multilingual students. We also provide leadership and support global initiatives.

Our programs focus on:

  • Study abroad and study away planning and support
  • Creating and connecting to global experiential learning
  • Cross-cultural workshops and opportunities for collaboration
  • International partnerships for the college community 

We recognize, embrace, and support the experiences and needs of our global learners. We do this by providing safe, creative spaces for personal & professional growth. Your community has a home at BCTC.

The Global Learning Center houses the following programs/services:

  • Latinx and Immigrant Services Office (LISO)
  • International Student Services
  • Northern Migrant Education Regional Center
  • Refugee Career Pathways
  • Student Abroad and Global Learning Initiatives

Our home is at Newtown Campus in Classroom Building 103/104. We're in the new Multicultural and Global Learning Center (MGLC). The MGLC is a collaboration between Global Learning and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

Global Learning Photos

Interested in seeing photos of our students, staff, and past events?
Visit our Global Learning collection on Flickr (new window)!

Programs

General Contact Information

bl-global@kctcs.edu 

(859) 246-6530

Staff

group photo of BCTC employees

Photo caption: BCTC Global Learning staff.
From left to right: Danni Quintos, Carlos Aguilar, Erin Howard, Brian Schanding, Patrick Irakiza, Mary K. Porter, Laura Puente, and Sarah Galvin.  

Global Learning Center

Pronouns: She / Her / Ella 

Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

erin.howard@kctcs.edu

(859) 246-6436 

Pronouns: He / Him / El

brian.schanding@kctcs.edu

(859) 246-4647

Latinx and Immigrant Services Office 

Pronouns: He / Him / El 

Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

carlos.aguilar@kctcs.edu 

(859) 246-4645

Pronouns: He / Him / El

Languages: English / Français / Swahili / Kinyarwanda / Kirundi

patrick.irakiza@kctcs.edu

500 Newtown Pike, CB 104C
Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 246-4659

Northern Migrant Education Center

Pronouns: She / Her / Ella 

Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

laura.puente@kctcs.edu

Office: (859) 246-4616

Cell: (859) 576-9638

laura.puente@kctcs.edu

Pronouns: She / Her / Ella 

Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

jessica.landwehr@kctcs.edu

(859) 246-6245

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Pronouns: She / Her / Ella 

Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

delia.virto@kctcs.edu

Office: (859) 246-4616

Cell: (859) 317-3593

Pronouns: She / Her / Ella

Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

diana.copher@kctcs.edu

Office: (859) 246-6378

Cell: (859) 317-3593

Pronouns: She / Her / Ella

Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

alex.swetnam@kctcs.edu

Cell: (859) 447-7168

Refugee Career Pathway

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Languages: English / French

500 Newtown Pike, CB 103D

karissa.porter@kctcs.edu

Office: (859) 246-6323

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