Swap Shop

Need essentials for your apartment? Visit the Swap Shop at the International Cultural Center

Visiting the Swap Shop

The Swap Shop is a free resource for international students at LSU. Thanks to generous donations from students and community members, new international students can visit  to get apartment essentials like kitchenware, bedding, and small home goods. 

The Swap Shop is located in the International Cultural Center at 3365 Dalrymple Dr. and is open M-F from 8am-4:30pm. 

At this time, the Swap Shop is open to new international students only. Current students may visit after the start of the Fall semester. 

Donating to the Swap Shop

The Swap Shop relies on donations from the LSU & Baton Rouge community. If you are interested in donating, you may drop off items at the ICC during office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm. If donations must be dropped off outside of these office hours, donations may be placed in the front entrance courtyard. Please review the list of accepted donation items below:

  • Gently Used: duvets, sheets, pillows, blankets, air mattresses, silverware, plates, cups, bowls, cutting boards, knives, microwaves, mini fridges, toasters, coffee makers, pots & pans, irons, ironing boards, trash cans, hangers, drying racks, wash cloths, rugs, shower curtains, bath mats, lamps, mirrors, towels, hair dryers, mops, brooms, dust pans, vacuums, backpacks, pens & pencils, calculators
  • New & Unopened: laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, sponges, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, tooth brushes, hand soap, body wash, hand sanitizer, sponges, toilet paper, paper towels, notebooks