Centenary College was founded in 1825 and moved to Shreveport, Louisiana in 1845. International students in Shreveport can enjoy the city’s annual Mardi Gras Parades and the annual crawfish boil, called Mudbug Madness.
To determine language proficiency, please submit one of the below scores:
IELTS 6.0 in each content area
In addition to the minimum requirements, students must provide:
- Exchange Student Application
- One passport-sized photo (to be attached to the application)
- A copy of your passport photo page
- A copy of your transcripts from you home institution(s)
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
- Certification of Finances
- A letter from your bank stating you have sufficient funds to participate in this exchange program (with English translation)
- Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
- Housing Agreement, Roommate Matching, and Meal Plan form
- Report of Medical History
- Centenary Student Insurance
Important Dates: Students may study for one academic semester.
|Program Term||Application Deadline|
|January 7th, 2013 - May 3rd, 2013||October 1st, 2012|
|August 22nd, 2013 - December, 2013||May 1st, 2013|
Courses: Centenary College offers a variety of courses including Business Administration, Economics, History, Communication, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Theatre, among many others. Students may take a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 18 credits. All courses are taught in English.
Centenary College takes plagiarism in its students very seriously. Review our honor code here.
Cultural Experiences:International students at Centenary can expectopportunities on campusto engage in American culture as well as share their own. For example, each semester, Centenary hosts an international food night that features meals from the home country of exchange students. Centenary also plans weekend trips to expose international students to a different part of American culture. The most recent trip took students to Houston, TX. International students may also participate in other on-campus organizations and events that could include movie nights, ice-cream socials, sporting events, and concerts.
Housing and Meals: International students live on campus in shared dormitories with American students. Centenary College tries to accommodate student preferences, but international students are placed with an American roommate whenever possible. While students are required to purchase a meal plan, they will have access to one shared kitchen in their dormitory. International students may choose between a meal plan that covers seven meals per week, or a full meal option.
Centenary College Costs
US$ (as of April 2012)*
|Visa||$200 SEVIS fee; $140 visa application fee|
|Student Insurance (required)||$270|
|New Student Fee (one-time fee)||Fall: $250|
|Late Financial Clearance Fee (if applicable)||(Beginning 8/20): $135|
|(Beginning 8/23): $300|
* For current exchange rates, please check XE.com
** Personal expenses will vary greatly according to habits and interests
*** Meals based on campus cafeteria or typical local meals