International Students

OISS Information


The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides guidance and support for the international community at UNO. Here is a sampling of information within the OISS site which offers a wealth of information and resources for students planning to study in New Orleans.

The University of New Orleans currently hosts around 600 international students, faculty, and staff from about 90 countries. On-campus housing is available for international students, and provides a great environment for meeting new people from around the world.

The Office of International Students and Scholars provides comprehensive immigration advising, programming, and support services to all international students and faculty and their dependents. We work with faculty and administrators to build friendship agreements with foreign universities, and we assist international student organizations in planning activities such as International Night and cultural tea hours.

What to Bring

Essentials include:

  • Bed sheets (twin extra-long size - no bed linens, blankets, or pillows are provided)
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Electrical outlet converters/adapters (for both voltage and size conversion)
  • Alarm clock
  • Towel
  • Toiletries

International students should bring enough of these basic necessities to last until they can get to a local retail store (toiletries are readily available at the Walgreen's Pharmacy adjacent to campus on Elysian Fields Avenue and Robert E. Lee Boulevard -- see map).