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International Students and Scholars Information


We welcome you to Xavier University (XULA); New Orleans, Louisiana; and to the United States.  Regardless of your native land, once you enroll or join our research faculty, you become a valued member of the XULA Community. The Center for Intercultural and International Programs exists to make your experience a positive one by providing comprehensive support to international students and foreign scholars.  As international students and scholars, you play a valuable role in our goal to expand XULA’s borders beyond the United States. We encourage you to take full advantage of opportunities to participate in XULA and New Orleans activities. Your involvement contributes to the rich diversity of the community and enhances the development of greater appreciation for different cultures and peoples.  Orientation activities are scheduled at the beginning of each semester to ease your adjustment to the XULA way of life. Should you have questions or need assistance, the office staff is here to serve you. Use this website to obtain valuable information. We are located in St. Joseph Resource Center, Room 312.


The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) works with the Undergraduate and Graduate Offices of Admission to provide assistance to prospective international students planning to study at Xavier University.

The Offices of Admission collects all the required application documents, makes admissions decisions, evaluates foreign transcripts, issues immigration documents and sends out acceptance packages.  International Students study on the F-1 Student Visa at XULA.  The Associate Director of the Center for Intercultural and International Programs is the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) for the F-1 Student Visa Program and is the primary contact once international students arrive on campus.  In addition, CIIP and the Office of Admission also work together to develop and coordinate marketing, advertising and recruitment activities with a goal of attracting more international students to the university.  For application information please visit:

International Undergraduate Admission at http://www.xula.edu/admissions/index.php#

International Graduate Admission at http://www.xula.edu/graduate-school/


Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) invites international researchers and scholars from many countries of the world to observe, teach, and conduct research. Xavier University of Louisiana continues to attract internationally known researchers and scholars to this region and state. The Associate Director, Karen Lee for the Center for Intercultural and International Programs is the Responsible Officer (RO) for the university’s J-1 Scholar/Research Program.  We look forward to interacting with you in the years to come and trust that you will find your association with Xavier to be rewarding.

Xavier University of Louisiana Center for Intercultural and International Programs