Southern University adding international flavor
BATON ROUGE - Thirty-six Brazilian students will be roaming the campus along with Southern University's first-time freshmen and returning upperclassmen.
Southern has made a push in recent years to open its campus to foreign students, sending Chancellor James Llorens overseas to establish relationships with universities in Turkey and Brazil.
In this case, the Brazilian government agreed to send some of its students to Baton Rouge as part of the Scientific Mobility Program, which provides scholarships to undergraduates for a year of study abroad.
Llorens said the initial 36 students taking classes this fall could grow to 500 students in the coming years.
Southern has committed to providing the students with a host of cultural experiences, including taking Brazilian students to sporting events, educational tours in south Louisiana and travel to surrounding cities.