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Congratulations, and welcome to LSU Global!

Soon you’ll be on the exciting LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.

Contact Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!





Middle East/
North Africa


Central Asia




WhatsApp: +917.52.352.5795Skype: kate.vlasiuk1210Tel: +971.52.352.5795Email me


WhatApp: +971.52.358.5215Skype: +971.52.358.5215Tel: +971.52.358.5215Email me


WhatsApp: +57.319.777.9735Skype: isajimenez92Tel: +57.319.777.9735Email me


WhatsApp: +57.310.223.8150Skype: sebastian.gh-latamTel: +57.310.223.8150Email me


WhatsApp: +57.320.478.9520Skype: lorenahegaTel: +57.320.478.9520Email me


WhatsApp: +1.978.885.8339Skype: Cristy Arias PenaTel: +1.978.885.8339Email me


WhatsApp: +971.52.760.5204Skype: banamariacristodoraTel: +971.52.760.5204Email me


WhatsApp: +84.937.225.295Skype: hoangvtb1983Tel: +84.937.225.295Email me

Annie - South China

QQ:1738675071WeChat:+86.135.7055.0749Skype:ljxannie_1Tel:+86.135.7055.0749Email me

Mark - East China

QQ: 212073550WeChat: +86.158.0062.4575Tel: +86.158.0062.4575Email me

Lisha - North China

QQ:2579820406WeChat:+86.183.1016.8200Tel:+86.183.1016.8200Email me


LINE:happynamthipSkype:namthip.sungpremWhatsApp:+666.1607.0999Tel:+666.1607.0999Email me


WhatsApp: +1.617.216.8934Skype: emily_donnellyTel: +1.617.216.8934Email me

Jane - West China

QQ:654482597 WeChat:gunyixiushang Tel:+86.159.2876.6884 Email me

Your Pre-Arrival Checklist

    • Apply for Your Visa

      After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:

      • Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
      • Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
      • Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.

      After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.

      • Complete your Visa Application.
      • Pay your I-90 (SEVIS) fee.
      • Visit usembassy.gov to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive, and the documentation you need to take with you.
      • Notify your enrollment advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
      • Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

      Other links that international students find useful:


      Download this useful Immigration Guide to help you learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa.
    • Submit Your Flight Details

      When purchasing your ticket to your new city, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day. Once you book your flight, visit lsuglobal.com/flight to enter your flight itinerary and confirm your free airport pickup. These important details will help the campus team prepare for your arrival and make your big day go as smoothly as possible.

      Fall 2017: Integrated Accelerator Program July 29, 2017 August 13, 2017
      Fall 2017: Academic Accelerator Program July 29, 2017 August 13, 2017
      Fall 2017: Extended Accelerator Program July 29, 2017 August 13, 2017
      Fall 2017: Pre-Sessional English (16 week) July 29, 2017 August 13, 2017
      Fall 2017: Pre-Sessional English (Midterm Entry) October 1, 2017 October 16, 2017
      Spring 2018: Integrated Accelerator Program December 20, 2017 January 4, 2018
      Spring 2018: Academic Accelerator Program December 20, 2017 January 4, 2018
      Spring 2018: Extended Accelerator Program December 20, 2017 January 4, 2018
      Spring 2018: Pre-Sessional English (16 week) December 20, 2017 January 4, 2018
    • Pay Your Tuition and Fees

      To help avoid delays with enrollment, make your tuition and fees payment in full two weeks before you arrive. When you begin, have your acceptance letter in front of you, as you will need to refer to the information in the letter.

      • Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit LSU’s flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you can not use a U.S. credit card or U.S. bank account.
      • Wire transfer: Find the wire transfer information on your offer letter. When making the transaction, be sure to include the student’s name and birthday.
    • Complete The Required Form

      You will need to complete and submit the following form before your arrival.

      • Immunization Form: Complete this mandatory health and immunization from prior to your arrival, as required by law.
    • Bring Your Immigration Documents With You:

      All LSU Global incoming students are required to submit all of the immigration documents prior to enrolling in classes.

      You must complete the following items before being permitted to begin your classes at LSU:

      • Attend mandatory orientation at LSU Global(date and time are listed in your acceptance letter from LSU Global)
      • Submit completed Immunization Form to LSU Global (this must be completed, signed and stamped by your medical doctor)
      • Submit proof of health insurance to LSU Global

      Bring the following documents to the LSU Global orientation:

      • Original and valid passport
      • Original Form(s) I-20
      • F-1 visa (stamped on your passport)/F-2 visa (for dependents)
      • Copy of your Form I-94 (to print your Form I-94, please visit i94.cbp.dhs.gov)

      Note: If you have not submitted original financial documents (no photocopies) before your I-20 was issued, you will be required to bring them with you when you attend the LSU Global orientation.


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    Next Steps Brochure
    This useful brochure is full of information on your I-20 paperwork required for your visa, what you should pack, and other tips to prepare you for your arrival to the LSU campus.
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    Immigration Guide
    This guide will help you learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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    Pre-Arrival Checklist
    Check off everything on this list to ensure you have completed all the steps before you arrive and bring everything you need to the LSU campus. 
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    Orientation Schedule
    Here’s an example of what your orientation schedule might look like. During orientation, you will receive a full campus tour, see the sights around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and get to know your fellow international students!
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    Academic Calendar
    Plan ahead! This calendar tells you when class starts and ends, and when holidays and exams are happening.