International Services (IS) provides immigration advisory services and assistance for the community of non-immigrant students, scholars and employees that the University sponsors. IS is the primary office responsible for the University's compliance with US federal Immigration regulations.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Excluding University Holidays)

LSU Health Insurance Walk-ins:

Wednesdays: 2 pm - 4 pm

Student Employment Question Walk-ins:

Mondays: 2 pm - 4 pm

Students - General Question Walk-ins:

Tuesdays: 9 am - 11 am

Fridays: 9 am - 11 am


  • October 7, 2016 - Fall 2016 Degree-Only Deadline to apply for OPT
  • January 17, 2017 - Spring 2017 CPT Deadline to apply for CPT
  • January 31, 2017 - Fall 2016 Graduates Deadline to apply for OPT



International Services uses an express mail service (University Express Mail Services, or UEMS) that will allow you to pay for and receive your documents through DHL, FedEx, or UPS in 3-5 days after your I-20/DS-2019 has been processed.



Date Time Event Location
April 18th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OPT Information Session

160G Hatcher Hall

April 21st  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Visiting Scholars Spring Event

International Cultural Center (ICC) 

April 28th  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CPT Information Session

160G Hatcher Hall

May 26th 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Summer 2017 Orientation

International Culture Center (ICC)


Featured Student

Lina Bernaola, Peru