Louisiana State University (LSU):
Louisiana State University provides students with everything from top-ranked landscape architecture programs to a world-renowned Center for Internal Auditing. LSU has over 235 majors, so there is a field of study for almost everyone. LSU students come from all over the world. Regardless of who you are, where you come from or where you want to go from here, you will be valued and embraced as part of the LSU community.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Sophomores encouraged to apply; must have at least 60 credits by program start date
Must not be in graduating semester (last semester).
Must have at least a cumulative GPA 2.5 of or above.
Length of Stay:
One or two semesters.
Program Fees and Costs:
Exchange students pay AUS tuition fees for the full course load (12-16 credits) in addition to Student Activities fees. Any additional costs including housing, lab fees, meal plans, books and insurance will be paid directly to the host university.
Students may live off-campus or on-campus during the study abroad semester. For on-campus housing, visit the Office of Residential Life's website to fill out the online application and pay the required deposit: http://www.lsu.edu/housing
To obtain a J-1 visa, a student needs a DS-2019 issued by LSU. It works similarly to the I-20 in that it is needed to apply for a J visa at U.S. consulates abroad and is also required if you leave the U.S. and need to re-enter. Students must make an appointment and follow up with the required documentation, such as the letter of acceptance and bank statement. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html
for complete information the visa application process.
All exchange students must have valid health insurance coverage during their stay abroad. They can either purchase their own or from LSU. Follow instructions given by the host university.
Students can have a look at all courses offered at LSU for a particular semester using the following link: http://appl101.lsu.edu/booklet2.nsf/mainframeset
. To view the course descriptions, use the following link: http://catalog.lsu.edu/content.php?catoid=12&navoid=865
The school of Architecture is accredited by NAAB in the U.S. Students can pick courses of their liking but must still obtain approval.
Students may choose any course in this category of their preference. Courses are still subject to approval.
LSU's School of Engineering is ABET-accredited. Students may choose from a variety of courses:
- Biological Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
LSU's College of Business Administration is AACSB-accredited. Students are encouraged to take their general education (humanities, etc.), free electives and Business electives (MJR or MIN electives). Students can take major or required courses during their study abroad semester after getting the approval from SBA at AUS.
Students must fill out the AUS course permission form to get their courses approved by the Associate Dean of their school and the Registrar. Upon approval, students students will also be informed the grades required to transfer credits. Students must achieve the minimum grade as indicated on the form in order to receive course credit (requirements for credit transfer vary by program). Each study abroad case is subject to approval.
AUS students on grants/scholarships must obtain approval from the Office of Financial Grants and Scholarships before starting a semester abroad at a host university. In cases where the AUS student pays tuition directly to AUS for study abroad, the student will continue to use their AUS grants and AUS-funded scholarships for that semester abroad. These students should speak with the Financial Grants and Scholarship Manager for more information. Students sponsored by an organization outside of AUS are responsible for making arrangements with their sponsor.