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Louisiana State University

Check whether Louisiana State University is right for you as an international student.

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Baton Rouge, USA
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Study abroad at Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University (LSU) is a public research university based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. It is the state’s flagship university, and has a long and rich history dating back to 1860. LSU has a student population of more than 25,000, offering more than 235 fields of study.

The LSU Global program is available to undergraduate international students, and it combines credit-earning courses with additional academic and personal support. The University’s campus provides a wealth of facilities, including a state-of-the-art recreation center, library, student union, bookstores and a full scale oil rig for students to experience.

The University is well known for its sports teams, and Tiger Stadium is the 6th largest stadium in the world, holding more than 102,000 fans. LSU’s 16 athletics teams compete in the NCAA Division I, with fans coming from all over the state to support them. There are also more than 400 student clubs and organizations you can join, and intramural sports leagues.

Why study at LSU?

  • Sports and athletics

    The Tigers, LSU’s sports teams, compete in the NCAA Division I and attract thousands of fans to Tiger Stadium

  • Top research

    LSU is among the elite one percent of research universities in the United States.

Life as an international student

Louisiana State University understands that moving from your home country to a university in the US can be difficult, with a new language, new culture and a new way of learning.

As a student of LSU Global you’ll get extra support if you need to improve your English language skills, as well as help adjusting to life studying in Baton Rouge. You’ll be able to get to know your new home by going to a range of local events including crawfish boils, Mardi Gras balls and the famous LSU football tailgating parties.

All international students at LSU will live on campus in one of the university's residence halls, which are all within walking distance of classes and other events. All accommodation is fully equipped with furniture, cable television, Wi-Fi and access to laundry facilities.

Student life & facilities

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    • Campus Bus Service
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  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 2
    • Restaurants 19
    • Cafe’s 5
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    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 579
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    • Language Center
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    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
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    • Student Tutoring & Support
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    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803, United States

LSU is located in the city of Baton Rouge in the State of Louisiana, in the South of the United States. Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana and is a modern city that is home to more than one million people. The city of Baton Rouge is located just an hour away from the majestic city of New Orleans, which is known all over the world for its music, culture, and cuisine.

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Visa requirements for Louisiana State University

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