LIEP Location and Culture
The Loyola Intensive English Program is part of Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit university founded by the Society of Jesus in 1912.
Loyola University New Orleans, which consistently ranks among the best regional universities in the southern United States by U.S. News and World Report, enrolls over 4500 students from all 50 states and over 40 countries. Degrees are offered in 60 undergraduate fields and 10 graduate and professional programs, including MBA, JD, and LLM programs.
Loyola’s campus is located in the beautiful university area of New Orleans. The city’s historic streetcar stops in front of the university and runs downtown to the world-famous French Quarter in approximately 30 minutes. It is also located across the street from Audubon Park, pictured below. Audubon is a great place to exercise, ride a bicycle, and enjoy a picnic with friends. It is also home to the Audubon Zoo!
LIEP STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO ALL LOYOLA UNIVERSITY FACILITIES
As an intensive English student, you have full access to the library, health center, residence halls, dining facilities, and recreational facilities. You are encouraged to borrow books, CDs, and DVDS from the Loyola library! The university also offers a lot of activities: concerts, ballet, lectures, theatre, film series, and social events. LIEP students are encouraged to join clubs, exercise classes, and intramural teams.
The Loyola Intensive English Program offers you many opportunities to practice English outside the classroom. When you arrive, you will be given an orientation to the program, the university, and the city through tours and other activities. Field trips and in-class activities will introduce you to U.S. customs, history, traditions, and holidays, as well as the culture of New Orleans. Our city is world-famous for fantastic jazz, unique food, colorful architecture, and great festivals such as Mardi Gras and JazzFest.
Recent LIEP field trips and activities have included French Quarter tours, swamp trips, Mardi Gras parades, pumpkin carving, Easter egg dying, St. Joseph’s Day altars, New Orleans architecture tours, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Come find out why New Orleans has been called one of the most interesting cities in the United States! To see pictures of any of these activities, visit our Facebook page and look under “Photos."
Where is New Orleans?
New Orleans is located in the state of Louisiana in the southeastern United States. Click here to see where our city is located on a map.
For more information about life in New Orleans, visit the Center for International Education's website about Life in New Orleans.