Welcome International Exchange Students

Thank you for choosing to participate in the exchange partnership from your University to Nicholls State University.  We are dedicated to helping to make your stay here an enriching and  enjoyable experience.  We look  forward to welcoming you to Nicholls State University.

Please contact Office of International Student Services for any information you may need concerning  Nicholls State University.

Phone: (985)449-7038
Fax:  (985)449-7139


Spring Semester:  October 15th

Fall Semester:   May 15th


Undergraduate Exchange Student (one or two semesters)

Graduate Exchange Student (MBA program)


  • International Student Orientation will be held on August 16, 2017. Housing will be available starting August 14, 2017
  • Classes begin, Monday, August 21, 2017
  • Final Exams end December 10, 2017
  • 4 p.m. August 17, 2017 is the deadline to pay the semester housing and meal costs.  Late fees will be charged after that date and time.  Do NOT bring foreign currency.  THE BANKS IN THIBODAUX AND HOUMA  DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICES.  If you have foreign currencies with you, exchange them at the airport. You may pay with travelers checks.


Any additional information regarding upcoming academic events can be found in the Academic Calendar.


Submit Housing request through Housing Portal (Once the online application is processed you will be sent login information so that you can complete the information required to apply for Housing).

When your application is processed and required documents received and reviewed the Office of International Student Services will issue a DS-2019 form to be used to obtain a J-1 visa.  Your acceptance packet will include your DS-2019 immigration document, letter of acceptance and other relevant information.

Apply early for housing. Early applicants have a better chance of being assigned to the housing they request.   For more information visit:  Housing and Residence Life