International Programs News & Events

The International Tiger

The Winter 2016 International Tiger, the LSU International Programs newsletter, has been released.    
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Travel Message

During the summer many LSU students participate in faculty-led study abroad programs around the globe. These programs are carefully planned and executed. Every LSU staff and faculty member involved in the program considers the safety of our students their first priority. In fact, one of the advantages of our summer programs is that LSU faculty members are available for their respective groups 24 hours every day for the duration of their programs. Risk and crisis management are important parts of our preparations for the programs. All groups are registered with the Department of State and receive regular communications and alerts. Our office of International Programs constantly monitors the international situation and is in communication with the program directors at all times.

Embassies in Europe have recently sent out messages that alerted travelers to the fact that several large events in Europe, such as the European Soccer Championship in France, bear the risk of potential terrorist attacks at those large events and advise travelers to take certain precautions. However, at this time there are no specific threats that would warrant any cancellations on LSU’s part. In fact, study abroad programs conducted by our peer institutions throughout the United States are going forward as planned. None of the LSU program directors is planning to participate with their respective groups in any of the large events in Europe. We will continue to monitor and assess the situation on a daily basis. Our directors on location are also able to reach out to the local US embassies and consulates. We are confident that all precautions  have been taken to keep our students safe and give them a positive and rewarding academic experience abroad.

Open Discussion

An open discussion will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the LSU Union in in 303 International Room, from 9:00 to 10:30. The topic of discussion is “Enhancing International Research Engagement”. Open to the LSU community.

LSU International Research Fair 2017

The 4th Annual International Research Fair will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the LSU Union in Atchafalaya Room 339 from 9:00 to 11:30. Visiting scholars will showcase their research. Open to the LSU community

International Programs Sponsors Rotary's Global Community Day

Global Community Day

LSU International Programs hosts Ambassador Joohyeon Baik, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, to discuss the Korea-U.S. Alliance

Please join us in welcoming Ambassador Joohyeon Baik, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, as he visits LSU to discuss the Korea-U.S. Alliance. The talk will take place on Friday, September 23rd at 10:30am in the International Programs Conference Room, 160-G Hatcher Hall. For questions, please contact Jill Fisse at We hope to see you Friday! Please click here to see the event flyer.

9th World Federation of College and Polytechnics Conference

The Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) would like to bring awareness of the 9th World Federation of College and Polytechnics Conference (WFCP) held in the southeastern state of Espírito Santo between September 23rd and the 25th. This conference is one of the main international events about Polytechnics and Professional education and it will host leaders from several counties that work in the educational department.During the conference, there will be discussions on topics related to management of vocational education, leadership and research and innovation. For more information about the conference you may access the following website:

LSU International Programs hosts 2016 Visiting Scholars Spring EventChinese Classical Dance: One Day in Chu

On Friday, April 15th, the Visiting Scholar Spring Event, "A Bit from the World at LSU" took place at the International Programs/International Cultural Center. Sponsored by International Programs and organized by the LSU Cultural Programming Committee,  LSU visiting scholars, LSU faculty and students, and others showcased their talents and interacted with each other and with the LSU community.  A calligraphy table was set up for attendees to receive a personalized postcard or bookmark with a message inscribed in one of many languages as a souvenir. The entertainment included music, dancing, and spoken performances. Over 160 guests were in attendance! Please click here to see the event flyer, and the event program may be accessed by clicking here. Thank you to all who attended!


Scholarship Photo

2016 LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship Recipients Announced

On Sunday, April 3, 2016 International Programs, along with the LSU Alumni Association, announced the 2016 recipients of the scholarship at International Fusion. The scholarship was established last year to recognize four outstanding international students demonstrating high academic achievement along with leadership, engagement, and diversity. The recipients for 2016 are:

  • Therese Jernbeck is an undergraduate from Sweden, studying International Trade and Finance. She has been a member of the LSU Track and Field Team and has a 3.965 GPA.
  • Caio Diniz is an undergraduate from Brazil, and is pursuing a BA in Music Performance. His GPA is 3.85 and he currently is a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
  • Naomi Clement is a graduate student from Canada, and is an MFA candidate in Ceramics. She is the president of the LSU Ceramic Art Student Association and has a 4.0 GPA.
  • Guillermo Severiche is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature. He is from Argentina, and has been actively working to foster collaboration between his undergraduate university in Argentina and LSU.

Congratulations to the 2016 LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship recipients!

International Programs hosts student guests from the German-American Fulbright CommissionGuests with Fulbright Commission Program visit New Orleans

On February 28, 2016 twenty German engineering students arrived in Louisiana as part of a 3-week program hosted by LSU International Programs. The program, which is sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission, focuses on teaching the students about entrepreneurship as it relates to engineering. It also provides an introduction to higher education in the US. During their stay, the students will shadow engineering capstone students, will visit high profile gulf coast landmarks and engineering-related sites, and will enjoy some tourist destinations on the weekends.  

The program was initiated abroad by the German-American Fulbright Commission. LSU offers a program that connects entrepreneurship with engineering, and this program interested the German-American Fulbright Commission.

Organization for the program began in September of 2015 with great involvement from International Programs, the College of Engineering, and the E.J. Ourso College of Business.