Resources for International Students

International Services

The International Services website is a valuable resource for international students. The department of International Services (IS) provides immigration advisory services to international students at LSU, conduct orientation programs for all new international students and scholars, and handle health insurance compliance for international students, among other services.

IS prepares all immigration documents necessary for bilateral exchange students to apply for a J-1 visa to participate on an exchange at LSU. IS will hand the immigration documents to the International Exchange Coordinator in the Department of Academic Programs Abroad,and the coordinator will mail the admission packet including the immigration documents to your home university's coordinator.

For ISEP students: The International Exchange Coordinator will mail your admission packet but it will not include the immigration documents. Since you are an ISEP sponsored student, ISEP will prepare and mail your immigration documents to your home coordinator.

View more information on health insurance requirements for international students.

International Cultural CenterLSU International Cultural Center

The International Cultural Center was established to be a place on campus where all nationalities could come together and learn from each other. Many lifelong friendships from around the world are established at the ICC.

The ICC offers many services and programs to international students including:

  • Social and cultural activities
  • Roommate search
  • Arrival services (Airport pick up for all international students)

To learn more about their programs and services, visit the ICC website.

International Hospitality Foundation

The International Hospitality Foundation (IHF) links the Baton Rouge community and LSU's international students in friendship and intercultural exchange. Two of their main programs are the Friendship host program and the loan closet.