Congratulations, and welcome to LSU Global!

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

Contact Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors to answer all your questions and ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Africa

Africa

China

China

Europe

Europe

Latin <br/><span>America</span>

Latin
America

Middle East/<br/><span>North Africa</span>

Middle East/
North Africa

North <br/><span>America</span>

North
America

Russia/<br/><span>Central Asia</span>

Russia/
Central Asia

South <br/><span>Asia</span>

South
Asia

Southeast <br/><span>Asia</span>

Southeast
Asia

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Kate

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

Tomi

Skype:Tomi Afilaka WhatsApp:+234.703.414.1021Tel:+234.703.414.1021Email me
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Sarah

WhatsApp:+971.52.358.5215Skype:+971.52.358.5215Tel:+971.52.358.5215Email me
Jacob

Jacob

WhatsApp:+1.857.529.7237Skype:Jacob MobergTelephone:+1.857.529.7237Email me

George

Skype:georgelalcantaraWhatsApp:+57.301.521.6058Tel:+57.301.521.6058Email me
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Sebastian

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

Fatima - South Asia (Pakistan)

Skype:fatyma.rWhatsApp:+92 317 414 8887 Tel:+92 317 414 8887 Email me
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Sakshi

WhatsApp:+91.995.351.0160Skype:arorasakshi187Tel:+91.995.351.0160Email me
Sonam

Sonam

WhatsApp:+91.895.004.9050Skype:sonam.parashar3Telephone:+91.999.647.1494Email me
Unnati

Unnati

WhatsApp:+91.972.501.2676Skype:+91.972.501.2676Telephone:+91.972.501.2676Email me

Viraja - South Asia (India)

Skype:+91 7028090894WhatsApp:+91 7028090894Tel:+91 7028090894Email me

Alice – South and West China

QQ:1196954619Tel:+86 15928933132Email me
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Annie - South China

QQ:653967803Skype:ljxannie_1Tel:+86.135.7055.0749Email me
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Jane Cao - West China

QQ:2269164Tel:+86.159.2876.6884WeChat:gunyixiushangEmail me

Kelly - Central China

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.159.018.06534Email me
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Lisha - North China

QQ:653967803Tel:+86.183.1016.8200Email me
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Mark - East China

QQ:653967803Tel:+86.158.0062.4575Email me

Vicky - North China

QQ:1925259247Tel:+86.135.2182.7910Email me
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Hoang - (Vietnam)

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

Saranya - (SE Asia exc. Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+66.96.982.0007Skype:awesome.saranyaTel:+66.96.982.0007Email me

Your Pre-Arrival Checklist

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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.

  1. Complete your Visa Application.
  2. Pay your I-90 (SEVIS) fee.
  3. 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.
  4. Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and Embassy of your visa appointment.
  5. 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.

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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 global.lsu.edu/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.

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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.
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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.
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All incoming LSU Global 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.

Helpful Resources

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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 on 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.