International Programs/Administration, Development & Outreach (IP/ADO) encourages faculty to initiate viable and relevant international exchanges and research opportunities. For more information on agreements, please read the general information below
An LOI is non-binding document outlining an agreement between two or more parties. An LOI informs that there is essential interest between both parties to pursue larger partnership.
An MOU is a non-binding bilateral or multilateral agreement between two or more parties. MOU’s are specific commitments assured by both parties.
International Agreement for Faculty Exchange
An International Agreement for Faculty Exchange establishes the conditions, requirements and protections for faculty from LSU and partner institutions wishing to exchange teaching posts. These exchanges require the consent and active involvement of the department chairs. Faculty from either institution may also request positions as “visiting faculty”. This arrangement does not require reciprocity. Parties involved are expected to seek any additional funding needed from outside sources.
International Agreement for Student Exchange
An International Agreement for Student Exchange provides for the reciprocal exchange of students between LSU and international universities. In order for these agreements to be financially self-sufficient, exchange students pay tuition at their home institutions. These funds are then used to pay the tuition of the visiting students. None of the exchange students pay tuition at the host university. Since exchanges must be balanced, semester for semester, faculty requesting student exchanges must obtain departmental support and commitment to recruit and advise LSU students participating on the exchanges.
Any significant changes proposed to the original text must be approved by the Provost.
Once the agreement is signed by all parties, International Programs/Academic Programs Abroad (IP/APA) will coordinate all student exchanges and International Programs/International Services (IP/IS) will provide important immigration and insurance information to all international faculty, scholars and students.