Current Students

The International Cultural Center provides support to LSU's international community throughout their time at LSU. We've created these guides to help you navigate life in Baton Rouge. If you have a suggestion for a guide you'd like to see us create, email us at!

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Applying for a Social Security Number

This guide walks you through the steps for applying for a social security number.

Social Security Guide

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Guide to Getting a Louisiana Driver's License

This guide gives you step-by-step instructions for getting a Louisiana driver's license.

Driver's license guide

Tiger Trails bus

Tiger Trails Guide

Learn how to use the LSU Tiger Trails buses with this guide.

Learn how to use the Tiger Trails buses

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Know your Rights Guide

Learn your rights when it comes to interacting with the police, and the resources available to you as an international student.

Know your rights guide

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Stay safe during hurricane season with this guide! Includes step-by-step instructions for preparing, and a checklist for your emergency kit.

Hurricane preparedness guide


Guide to International & Cultural Student Organizations

Connect with LSU's international and cultural organizations during your time at LSU!

Guide to Student Organizations

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International Grocery Guide

Find out where you can buy groceries from around the world right here in Baton Rouge!

International Grocery Guide

seafood gumboFlavors of the World: International Cookbook

We've combined our students' favorite recipes from home into an international cookbook! 

International Cookbook