Educational Tours allow coordinators to familiarize themselves with regional campuses as exchange destinations. Registration is first come first served for coordinators, guest registration on a space available basis.
Friday, March 8
Registration for this event includes transportation and dinner. Cost is $70/person.
3:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Located 15 minutes from the historic French Quarter and Central Business District, the University of New Orleans’ 195-acre lakefront campus is located in a residential neighborhood along the southern shore of Lake Ponchartrain. UNO is recognized among the top “schools that offer the best value for your tuition dollar” and among the “top schools that support diversity.” UNO is a comprehensive, urban university with over 30 undergraduate programs available for NSE students including jazz studies and hotel, restaurant and tourism. Eating on campus is a true New Orleans experience where traditional dishes of gumbo and red beans and rice make frequent appearances.
After our tour of the University of New Orleans we will dine at Mulate’s, the original Cajun restaurant, recognized throughout the world as the King of Cajun Dine and Dance halls. Mulate’s features live Cajun music and dancing along with great home-cooked Cajun food.
Saturday, March 9
Registration fee for this event includes transportation and lunch. Cost is $45/person.
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Louisiana State University, founded in 1860, is one of the few land, sea, and space grant universities in the U.S. Located in Baton Rouge, LSU’s campus is spread over 2,000 acres. The university offers comprehensive curricular offerings with a student body of approximately 25,000. Numerous sports facilities, programs in art, music, and theatre, and an active student body provide cultural outlets. Major athletic events in football, baseball, and basketball receive national attention.
Southern University is a Historically Black, 1890 land-grant institution with a multicultural student body of 7,500. Students come from throughout the U.S. and 10 foreign countries. The lovely 512 acre campus overlooks the Mississippi River. Southern is recognized for academic programs in computer science, chemistry, engineering, architecture, education, social work, and music, including jazz. The university has Centers for Energy and Environmental Studies, Small Farm Research, Social Research, and International Development. The Southern sports and music programs have received international recognition.