International Support Services
On behalf of the Southeastern Louisiana University and the Multicultural and International Affairs staff, welcome to the Lion Family! 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 fully 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 we offer to learn about new cultures and to share your culture with others by viewing the list of international student organizations here at Southeastern found at the link below:
For questions, please contact email@example.com
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT UNION (ISU)
The International Student Union is an organization dedicated to promoting fellowship between fellow international students and American students to aid in student development and an increased knowledge of resources.
- For more information, please email the International Student Union at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSOCIATION OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDENTS (ALAS)
The International Student Union is an organization dedicated to enhancing the appreciation of diversity and cross-cultural awareness, leadership, ethics and cohesiveness of all members as well as to build a better understanding between Latin American students and the local community.
- For more information, please email the Faculty Advisor Dr. Aristides Baraya at email@example.com.
NEPALESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (NSA)
The Nepalese Student Association is a special interest organization, focused in supporting Nepalese students at Southeastern, while at the same time sharing Nepalese culture and customs with the campus community.
- For more information, please email the Faculty Advisor George Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Student Orientation
International Student Orientation is a program that gives new international students the opportunity to become comfortable at Southeastern providing information regarding services, policies, advising requirements, immigration counseling, and registration procedures.
Each semester, MISA sponsors, or co-sponsors, with other student organizations or departments to provide several events that 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 loans graphing calculators for international students to use. Calculators are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis for one semester at a time. Other graphic calculator loan resources on campus are the Mane Media in the Student Technology Center (Fayard Hall 127) and Sims Memorial Libray.
The Office of Multicultural & International Student Affairs has partnered with University Housing to provide laundry access to international students. Please email MISA at email@example.com for any questions or concerns.
Need Help Writing or Editing a Paper?
The Southeastern Writing Center, located in McGehee Hall Room 102, provides consultations and resources for students needing assistance with writing papers. Students can get information on proper MLA format, help with grammar, and more, from trained individuals.
Need Free Food Resources? Please see these options!
- Southeastern Food Pantry (McGehee Hall, Room 109). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- Ukirk (Presbyterian Ministry) provides free lunches on Mondays from 11 a.m. until
1 p.m. at 309 W. Dakota St.
- CSA (Catholic Student Center) at St. Albert provides free hot lunch on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at 409 W. Dakota St.
- BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) provides free lunches on Mondays from 11 am until 12:30 p.m. at 501 W. Dakota St.
- A local food bank, Our Daily Bread, also provides emergency bags for those in need. 985-542-4676
- Swipe Out Hunger is a program to help address food insecurity on college campuses. It allows for meal swipes to be donated from meal plans and dispersed to students in need.
Meal Plan Information
It can be a little confusing 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 and the Wesley to create the Southeastern Food Pantry. The Southeastern Food Pantry provides perishable and non-perishable items to active Southeastern students, faculty, and staff struggling with food insecurity. For more information, click here to visit the Southeastern Food Pantry's website.
Need transportation locally? Here are some options!
- Quality Choice Transportation-985-981-8294
- Hammond Cab-985-551-3655
Need to Apply for Housing for the Fall 23 Semester?
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. Submit your housing application as soon as possible on University Housing's portal HERE, or call University Housing at (985) 549-2118.
Need to Stay Off Campus?
If you are unable to stay on campus, or just prefer to live off-campus, you can do an internet search for "Apartments in Hammond, Louisiana" to get a list of those in the area. *Ask to speak to the landlord or property managers during your apartment search. Here are some suggestions of some topics to ask about: Utilities and appliances, required deposits, and general rules of the property. Thoroughly read the terms and conditions of your lease.*
Visit the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center for more information before signing any paperwork.
Need to Live in a Hotel/Motel Temporarily?
Please note that hotels will likely cost between $85 - $125 or more per night. The closest hotels are about 1 – 2 miles from campus; however, the Hammond City Bus has stops near many of them.
Need a Place to Live?
- Contact MISA as soon as possible at email@example.com or 985-549-3850
- Tangipahoa.org has information about all parish agencies.
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