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

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

Latin
America

Middle East/North Africa

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

North
America

North Asia

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

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

South
Asia

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

Southeast
Asia

UK and Western Europe

Nikita (India)

Tel: +91 9310587075WhatsApp: +91 9310587075 Email Me

Isha (India)

Tel: +91 9953550789WhatsApp: +919953550789 Email Me

Rakesh (India)

Tel: +91 9096507300 WhatsApp: +91 9096507300 Email Me

Sahil (India)

Tel: +91- 9811718710WhatsApp: +91- 9811718710 Email Me

Laxmi (India)

Tel: +91 98183 96406WhatsApp: +91 98183 96406 Email Me

Daniyal (Pakistan)

Tel: +92 310 588 8648WhatsApp: +92 310 588 8648 Email Me

Valeria (Latin America)

Tel: +57 310 7880364WhatsApp: +57 310 7880364 Email Me

Sanjukta (North America)

Tel: +91-9820162776 WhatsApp: +91-9820162776 Email Me

Alexis (North America)

Tel: +1 239-744-9468WhatsApp: +1 239-744-9468WeChat: alexis0426 Email Me

Sofya (North America)

Tel: +1 347 399 35 72 WhatsApp: +1 347 399 35 72 Email Me

Maya (Middle East/North Africa)

Tel: +971 58 156 0328WhatsApp: +971 58 156 0328 Email Me

Alsu (Middle East/North Africa)

Tel: +7 939 346 09 59WhatsApp: +7 939 346 09 59 Email Me

Carol (North Asia excluding Korea)

Tel: +852 6745 3906WhatsApp: +852 6745 3906 Email Me

Evie (China)

Tel: +86 182 1096 7343WeChat: eseviewuQQ: 1034905349 Email Me

Kelly (China)

Tel: +86 15901806534WeChat: 447619658QQ: 447619658 Email Me

Abbie (North Asia excluding Korea)

Tel:+852 8481 0532Whatsapp:+852 8481 0532 Email Me

Chris (Southwest)

Tel:+1-508-948-7542WhatsApp+1-508-948-7542WeChat:chris040594 Email Me

Alice (Northwest)

Tel:+1-857-315-8730WhatsApp:+1-857-315-8730WeChataliceqinus Email Me

Taha (Pakistan)

Tel:+92-307-333-6878WhatsApp:+92-307-333-6878Skype:tshahid29 Email Me

Ajith (India)

Tel:+91-971-722-2408WhatsApp:+91-971-722-2408Skype:ajitks10 Email Me

Ekta (India)

Tel:+91-965-001-0409WhatsApp+91-965-001-0409Skypeekta.aneja05 Email Me

Bibiane (Korea)

Tel:+82-10-7711-6538WhatsApp:+82-10-7711-6538 Email Me

Doris (South China)

Tel+86-150-1870-6751QQ2282183545 Email Me

Marianna

Tel:+34-692-46-41-16WhatsApp:+34-692-46-41-16Skype:marianna.zubenko Email Me

Chau (Vietnam)

Tel:+84-908-792-892WhatsApp:+84-908-792-892Skype:diemchau.dt Email Me

Tomi (Africa)

Tel:+234 703 414 1021WhatsApp:+234 703 414 1021 Email Me

Saranya (Excluding Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+66-96-982-0007Skype:awesome.saranyaTel:+66-96-982-0007 Email Me

Sakshi (India)

WhatsApp:+91-995-351-0160Skype:arorasakshi187Tel:+91-995-351-0160 Email Me
Sonam

Sonam

WhatsApp:+91-999-647-1494Skype:sonam.parashar3Tel:+91-999-647-1494 Email Me

Viraja (South & West India)

WhatsApp:+91 7028090894Skype:+91 7028090894Tel:+91 7028090894 Email Me
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Jane (West China)

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.159.2876.6884 Email Me

Lisha (North China)

QQ:18310168200Tel:+86-183-1016-8200 Email Me
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Mark (Central China)

QQ:15800624575Tel:+86-158-0062-4575 Email Me

Vicky (North China)

WeChatvickychen7910Tel:+86-135-2182-7910 Email 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-901 (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 your scheduled move-in day. For program dates please visit the important dates page.

We are so excited for you to join us on campus! To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, please make sure to arrive on or before your official move-in day. Airport pickup is available at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) or Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

Once you book your flights, you must fill out the following two forms:

Discounted Flights

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StudentUniverse has exclusive deals to get you the lowest possible airfare. Use this page to search for the best deals: https://www.studentuniverse.com/travel-services/Shorelight/affiliate/flights

Book discounted flights here.

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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.
  • Please be aware that if you do not pay your balance as indicated on your statement of fees by the payment deadline, the following may occur:
    • Late payment fees may be charged.
    • You may have your scholarship and/or waivers rescinded. In such cases, you will be responsible for the full cost of your program.
    • You may encounter delays or other issues enrolling and registering for classes.
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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.

Prepare for life in the US

You can set up a US bank account and sign up for a US phone plan before leaving your home country with our trusted provider, Ellis.

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.