International Services (IS) provides immigration advisory services and assistance for the community of non-immigrant students, scholars and employees that the University sponsors. IS is the primary office responsible for the University's compliance with US federal Immigration regulations.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Excluding University Holidays)

LSU Health Insurance Walk-ins:

Wednesdays: 2 pm - 4 pm

Student Employment Question Walk-ins:

Mondays: 2 pm - 4 pm

Students - General Question Walk-ins:

Tuesdays: 9 am - 11 am

Fridays: 9 am - 11 am


  • August 21, 2017 - Fall 2017 CPT Deadline to apply for CPT
  • September 19, 2017 - Summer 2017 Graduates Deadline to apply for OPT
  • October 13, 2017 - Fall 2017 Degree-Only Deadline to apply for OPT



International Services uses an express mail service (University Express Mail Services, or UEMS) that will allow you to pay for and receive your documents through DHL, FedEx, or UPS in 3-5 days after your I-20/DS-2019 has been processed.



Date Time Event Location
September 26th 6:00 PM -  7:30 PM

International Student Outreach Forum

International Cultural Center

October 23rd
10:00 am - 11:30 am

OPT Information Session

160G Hatcher Hall

Novemeber 14th 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Open Discussion on "Enhnacing International Research Engagement"

303 International Room, LSU Union

November 15th 9:00 am - 11:30 am

4th Annual International Research Fair

Atchafalalya Room 339, LSU Union

November 16th  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

OPT Information Session

160G Hatcher Hall

November 17th  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

CPT Information Session

160G Hatcher Hall


Featured Student

Lina Bernaola, Peru