About the Area
The Lindsey Wilson College campus is
located on 78 partially wooded acres on a hill-top in Columbia,
which is in south-central Kentucky. It is a region synonymous with
outdoor recreation, camping, boating and hiking. Lindsey Wilson is
near several major tourist attractions that include Green River
Lake, Lake Cumberland (one of the largest man-made lakes in the
world), Mammoth Cave (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), and
Cumberland Falls which is Kentucky's highest waterfall and the only
spot in the Western Hemisphere that produces a "moon bow."
|International students-Inside Mammoth Cave
||Green River Lake (International Student Orientation)
The small town of Columbia is the county seat of Adair County
and has a population of roughly 4,500. The local community members
are very friendly and informal. This provides students the
appealing safety and charm of small town living. It is still within
approximately a two hour drive to larger cities such as Bowling
Green, Louisville or Lexington, KY and Nashville, Tennessee.
Columbia offers students a variety of shops, restaurants and
churches within safe walking distance from campus.
About living in Columbia,
Columbia is a typical small rural town in America's South
Eastern region. Shopping opportunities are limited (there are no
close malls), but it is easy to travel by car to one of the nearby
cities to shop. Every semester, the International Student Programs
staff, take international students for shopping excursions to large
malls in Bowling Green, Louisville, Lexington and Nashville. Local
shops and grocery stores are within walking distance from campus.
Taxis are available with a fee. There is no free public
transportation with the exception of a shuttle bus provided by the
College to take students to the local Wal-Mart Super Center at
least twice a day.
All international students eat at the award-winning Robert D.
Cranmer Dining and Conference Center. The dining center's menu
reflects some local cuisine and some foods from Italian, Mexican,
and Asian menus that have been incorporated into the American diet.
Most portions are large, and they are usually less spicy than most
countries' foods. International students usually report that the
dining center has a larger amount of fried and processed foods than
they are accustomed to, and that American students eat fewer fresh
fruits and vegetables.
Seasons and Climate
South Central Kentucky experiences four distinctive seasons. The
average winter temperature ranges from a daily low of about 28
degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius) to a daily high of about 46
degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius). It sometimes snows, and
local schools are occasionally closed due to snow. If you arrive in
August, plan for hot, humid weather until late September. All
residence halls and on-campus apartments have heating and air