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Baton Rouge Area

As the stateís capitol and most populous city, Baton Rouge celebrates its role as the political, commercial, and cultural center of Louisiana.  Our lady of the Lake College ís campus is a short 15 minute drive from a rejuvenated downtown Baton Rouge that boasts some of the regionís finest venues and theaters-showcasing classic works and new drama, dance companies, comedy, nationally-reviewed entertainment events, and music of all kinds.  Galleries throughout the city display the work of regional and national artists, and local museums host historical and scientific exhibits year around.

Students unwinding from challenging studies have numerous opportunities for relaxation and fun.  Mardi Gras parades, international fairs, street art markets, and hot air balloon festivals, are just some of the activities that roll through town annually.  Sports fans can cheer for professional, semi-professional and collegiate teams, and lovers of the out-of-doors will enjoy the many local bike-paths, lakes, and parks.  With more than 600 restaurants, diners can choose from authentic Louisiana fare as well as international cuisine.  And not to missed are the cityís many nightspots, as jazz, blues, rock and Cajun music bring the evening alive. 

Greater Metropolitan New Orleans Area

New Orleans is a city that welcomes all with a genuine hospitality and a singular flair.  It is a city that is full of contradictions: bawdy and sophisticated, historic and contemporary, relaxing and energizing, rustic and refined.

New Orleans students have the good fortune to learn in an extraordinary city surrounded by cultural, civic and educational opportunities.  The New Orleans arts and culture scene is one of the most vital in the nation, and monthly art openings, book readings, and theater are a reason for public celebration.  Mardi Gras parades in the French Quarter attract thousands.  Civic-minded individuals can participate to help rebuild New Orleans after the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.  And students looking to gain medical training have the opportunity to learn at nationally-respected hospitals like East Jefferson General Hospital and Tulane Medical Center-while also knowing the satisfaction of helping this underserved urban population.