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ELOP students on LSU campus


We offer 5 sessions per year with approximately 15 students per class. Students may begin the ELOP at any session. Sessions begin in January, March, June, August, and October.

Apply to start ELOP in March 2018! Click here to see the application form, call 225-578-5642, or email

Established in 1946, the English Language & Orientation Program (ELOP) at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, provides English language training for international students and professionals from over 45 different countries each year. 



All basic courses are taught by full-time faculty with advanced degrees in ESL, English, Foreign Languages, and Education. Every member of the ELOP faculty has worked or traveled abroad extensively and has an obvious joy in teaching international students. Student surveys indicates that teachers and their classes are among their favorite parts of the ELOP.



  • Institutional TOEFL testing with same-day results, five times per year
  • Beautiful, traditional American university campus, including a free gym and swimming pool
  • A short flight to Houston and Florida, close enough to drive
  • 80 miles from New Orleans
  • Low cost of living and well-priced tuition
  • Nice weather and safe living environment
  • Counseling services and university admission meetings
  • Institutional and Program commitment to cross-culturalism and diversity

How to Apply

  1. Complete the ELOP Application Form for the appropriate session. (You may obtain a form by clicking Application Forms at any point.)
  2. Provide proof of high school completion. (See Evidence of Eligibility on Application for Admission.)
  3. Complete statement of Financial Support.
  4. Check form carefully and sign.
  5. Send completed Application Form and documents with a $80.00 check payable to LSU as a non-refundable application fee.

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