MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU’s Annual Study Abroad Fair Today at Union

09/23/2014 08:46 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair today, Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the LSU Union. The fair offers students, parents, staff and faculty members the opportunity to explore all programs LSU has to offer. Faculty members who organize the summer programs, as well as staff from Academic Programs Abroad, will be on hand to answer questions and inform students about classes, program prices and sites. The offices of Student Aid and Scholarships and Career Services will be present to help students explore their opportunities.

The fair allows visitors to compare the different programs all in one location.

LSU offers students many options to study somewhere else. Students can participate in year- or semester-long programs at universities in 47 states within the United States, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, Canada or more than 40 countries worldwide. Credits from those universities transfer back to LSU.

This year’s fair will unveil the 2015 summer programs for Academic Programs Abroad. For the first time, LSU will have summer programs on six continents. Information about international and domestic exchanges will also be available. Students will also be able to apply and complete paperwork online for the first time in LSU history.

There will be information LSU’s summer programs, led by LSU faculty members all over the world, including places like Italy, Spain, Ireland, France, the United Kingdom, Turkey, China and Germany. These programs offer LSU courses for all students in a wide array of subjects in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities and languages. Many of the courses are not offered on campus during the summer. All programs provide a wealth of opportunities to get to know the host countries. Last year, more than 600 students took advantage of the different programs LSU offers.

For more information on Academic Programs Abroad, visit

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014