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Study in Lake Charles

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Why study in Lake Charles?

Lake Charles is a popular city in the US state of Louisiana. This serene place is situated near the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and is one of the largest cities in the state - it’s home to around 80,000 locals.

The city is renowned for its idyllic scenery, mild climate, and fun-filled activities. This wonderful place has a deep history, rich culture, and unique traditions, making it an ideal place for international students to live and study.

Lake Charles is a hub for entertainment, sports, and leisure activities. Students can immerse themselves in awesome pursuits like kayaking, boating, and swimming. There’s also a host of festivals, social venues, restaurants, and shops to enjoy.

Getting around is simple, thanks to the city’s outstanding transport links. You can easily head in and out of Lake Charles by car, bus, or train. Bigger cities like New Orleans, Houston, and Baton Rouge are also easy to get to.

Universities in Lake Charles

Student reviews for Lake Charles

  • Nhi Nguyen
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    McNeese State University Accounting
    Tell us about Lake Charles
    I feel really safe to study at McNeese in Lake Charles. Lake Charles might not be the biggest city in Lake Charles like Baton Rouge or New Orleans, but it definitely offers everything including entertaining places just like big cities. I find it easier for me to live in Lake Charles to study rather than bigger cities because it is less temptations for me to make sure that I can focus on studying most of the time. However, there are still a lot of places for students to do at weekend like the movie theater, where is only about 10 minute-driving from the university. Near McNeese is a lot of fast food places to help students grab something to eat or hang out with friends between classes. For example, McDonald's is opposite the school, or Raising Cane's is 3-minute-walking from the university, and Subway, Burger King, etc. For groceries, there is Albertson stores, Walgreen, and other convenience stores like Circle K, so even if students live on campus, they can easily access to any kind of stores to buy necessities.
  • Iseoluwa Babarinde
    Nigeria
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    McNeese State University Accounting
    Tell us about Lake Charles
    McNeese State University is located in one of the largest cities in Louisiana called Lake Charles. Lake Charles is a city that has very welcoming people residing in it. The transport link that I have used mainly in Lake Charles is Lyft, a transport company, which has reasonable pricing because most of the places in Lake Charles are in close proximity with each other. There are stores that are within walking distance to the school, and the ones that are farther from school, Lyft is the way to go or even online shopping. I am not really a nightlife type of person, however, I know there are options in Lake Charles. Although the city was hit with a lot of natural disasters, the people didn't let it get to them, rather they are still very hospitable and nice to foreigners.

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