International Support Services
On behalf of the Southeastern Louisiana University and the International Affairs staff, welcome to the University community. You are embarking on an exciting new journey and a truly rewarding educational experience. Southeastern values the holistic development of students and our office is committed to providing opportunities to assist you in learning through your academic pursuits as well as from your contacts outside of the classroom. Through organizational involvement, program participation, and sharing your cultural heritage with others, you will make a significant contribution to our University. Thus, we invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities to learn about a new culture and to teach others about your country and culture.
When possible, field trips to area attractions are organized,serving as a means of introducing Louisiana culture to international students.
International Welcome Activities
The International Welcome Dinner, sponsored by International Student Ministry, and International Night, sponsored by St. Albert's Student Center, are held at the beginning of each fall semester to welcome new and returning international students to Southeastern.
New Student Orientation
International Orientation is a program that gives new students the opportunity to become comfortable at Southeastern providing services, policies, advising requirements, immigration counseling, and registration procedures.
International Education Week
International Education Week is a weeklong celebration of everything international. It takes place each November, and the events are designed to promote internationalism in hopes that our students will become “global citizens” and to help our foreign students feel welcome at our University.
Each semester, we sponsor, or co-sponsor with student organizations or other departments, several events to help our international students celebrate important holidays and share their cultures with the Southeastern community.
Graphing Calculator Loan
The office of Multicultural & International Student Affairs provides graphing calculators for international students to borrow. There are 47 calculators, and they are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis for one semester at a time. Interested students may come to the MISA office and fill out a check-out form to borrow one.
Need a Ride from the Airport?
Northshore Airport Express offers a shuttle service from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at a discount to Southeastern students (Southeastern does not endorse any particular service. The information provided is intended to help international students who do not have transportation to and from the airport).
Call Northshore Airport Expressat 985-386-3861 for more details and pricing.
For additional transportation options and travel information, click here.
Find a Place to Live
Southeastern University Housing provides a quality environment for residents to enhance their educational, social, and personal growth at a reasonable cost while providing friendly and efficient service. If you are unable to stay on campus, or just prefer to live off-campus, you can do an internet search for "Hammond, Louisiana apartments" to get a list of those in the area. Be advised to pay close attention to the lease agreement and any other documents. Visit the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center for more information before signing any paperwork.
Need Help Writing or Editing a Paper?
The Southeastern Writing Center, located in D. Vickers, room 210, provides consultations and resources for students needing assistance with writing papers. Students can get information on proper MLA format, help with grammar and more.
Meal Plan Information
It can be a little confusion trying to decide on a meal plan. You want to make sure
you choose a plan that will fit your needs and not leave you running out of food before
the semester is up. The Dining Services website has resources to help you determine which plan is right for you.
Southeastern Food Pantry
The office of Multicultural & International Student Affairs partnered with the Southeastern Foundation to create the Southeastern Food Pantry. The SFP provides food and other useful items to Southeastern students struggling with food insecurity. For more information, click here to visit the Southeastern Food Pantry's website.
Other International Services & Education Opportunities: