INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - Celebration In The Oaks, Prospect 4, Blue Library 3, Jeanne d'Arc Parade, Multilingual Tours of New Orleans
Winter Break and Travel Reminders
Winter Break Closure and Travel Signatures
Tulane University and the OISS will be closed starting on December 25th - January 1st. Operations will resume on January 2nd.
If you are going to travel outside the U.S. during winter break, you should check your I‐20 or DS‐2019 now to see whether you need a
travel signature. If you do, please come to the OISS and request your travel signature as soon as possible.NO SAME DAY REQUESTS WILL BE PROCESSED.
During this time if you have any emergencies please contact TUPD at 504-865-5911.
Thanks for your interest in helping to support new international students!
International Student Advisory Board: TUPals
The International Student Advisory Board, an initiative of the Office of International Students and Scholars, is excited to announce the opening of applications for the Spring 2018 TUPals Program. The primary mission of TUPals is to help new international students connect with their peers, upper class mentors, and ultimately, the institution as a whole in order
to ease their transition to Tulane so that they may succeed personally, socially, and academically.
TUPals also provides a great opportunity to current Tulane students (both U.S. Americans and internationals) to develop leadership skills and to interact with new international students and learn about other cultures.
Tulane University's Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is conducting a research project on osteoporosis. If you are eligible to participate, you would receive at no cost a Bone Health Assessment, which includes a bone density test. Compensation for your time and travel is provided for the one-time, 2-hour visit. We will also validate your parking if needed.
If you are interested in participating please visit the links above. You will be invited to their clinical recruitment sites at 1440 Canal Street (11th floor) for clinical tests to determine whether you are eligible.
Catholic Charities: Volunteering Opportunities with Refugee Service
Catholic Charities with the Archdiocese of New Orleans is having volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
Currently they have a high need of Rohingya, Somali, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, and Fulani speakers. If you are interested and want more information click on the flyer or contact email@example.com
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
Six ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season a Tulane
December ushers in a seemingly endless to-do list of travel plans, parties and shopping for gifts. Check out the infographic below by Tulane graphic designer Kim Rainey, and wrap up the end of the fall semester by enjoying these holiday events hosted both on and around the Tulane University uptown campus. Click here for a PDF with links to each event.
Art Department Holiday Sale
When: December 14-16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Woldenberg Art Center, Rooms 204 &
Check out this annual Holiday Sale that benefits the Newcomb Art Department, featuring works in ceramics, glass, printmaking, fiber, and more, by students, faculty, staff and alumni!
Announcing Project IX: Tackling Sexual Violence on Campus
If you are interested in learning more, participating in research, or referring others contact: projectIX@tulane.edu
Anonymous story booth: 504-291-7434.
We are kicking off Project IX: a
student-centered design project to tackle sexual violence on campus. We had our first session, an open-call to students, on November 1st where we started to more deeply understand your needs, desires, fears, and frustrations. We began to envision what a campus free of sexual violence, harassment, and sexism could look like.
We have an ambitious two-phase project planned - to both engage deeply with students to understand the issues and then to facilitate student-led teams in designing solutions to those issues.
Spring Activities Expo
When: January 26th, 5:00-7:00 PM
Check out this activities expo in January which will feature many of over 200 Tulane student organizations, clubs, and more! Get a chance to meet student leaders and hear first hand about the organizations!
If you would like to table for your organization, register here by Wednesday, January 24th at 10:00 am
When: January 20th, 10:00-11:59 PM
Where: City Diner, LBC (Garden
Come take part in trivia night in the City Diner where you can test your random knowledge and win prizes! Each week, the team with the best name will win a GIANT PANCAKE from City Diner and the top two teams will win awesome prizes!
Come see one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country this holiday season! City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park! For more information, click here.
Prospect 4 International Art Exhibition
When: Every day through February 24th
Where: Multiple Locations - Click here for full details!
Prospect presents the work of diverse local, national, and international artists in unique and culturally exceptional venues, creating an optimistic cartography through the education and engagement of residents and visitors. Check out the 4th iteration: The Lotus In Spite of The Swamp, which celebrates New Orleans' unique cultural landscape as a creative force!
Check out the third iteration of the Blue Library, a photographic answer to the first US travel ban. The project's intention is to show the similarities of daily life in these affected countries alongside the lives of average American, while also embracing the unique cultural differences. Participating artists are from the US, Somalia, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen.
When: Every Day (time varies depending on specific tour)
Where: Start location depends on specific tour
New Orleans tour companies offer many types of multilingual tours, from bus tours to
cemetery tours to swamp tours! Everything about New Orleans is a celebration of the cultures that came together to be one New Orleans and everything you experience while in the city is a product of that – learn more about the history of the people who molded the city into what it is today!
Check out our Facebook Page, Instagram, and Twitter!
Follow us on social media to get all the latest news, information, and events that are sponsored/promoted by the OISS.
If you would like to be featured in our Travel
Thursday IG posts & tweets, submit a photo of your hometown or favorite place to which you've traveled around the world to firstname.lastname@example.org (or DM us on Instagram)!
If you have an interesting fact about your home country, submit it for Fun Fact Friday!
Downtown hours are an opportunity for international students, scholars, and staff at Tulane's downtown campus to meet with an OISS advisor, ask questions, and request services. If you are a new int'l student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your required check-in process during these hours.
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER!
Protect yourself from online threats! --
Visit eAcademy (https://tulane.onthehub.com) and download both a free licensed copy of Trend Micro Anti-Virus and the OpenDNS roaming client for password phishing protection.
These applications will help protect your computer and the University network.
fall for phishing emails! -- Before clicking on a link in a message, please forward any suspicious emails or requests to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for verification. Tulane University will never ask you for your password in an email. Allowing your password to get into the hands of a scammer results in thousands of phishing messages distributed throughout the Tulane email system. If you are ever unsure of a message contact the Technical Support and Network Operations Center at (504)988-8888 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff are standing ready to address any questions or concerns. It is better to ask first than to click on an unsafe link.
The mission of the Office of International Students & Scholars is to provide leadership in the internalization of Tulane University by supporting the Tulane international community and facilitating cross-cultural interaction. By way of support, OISS offers quality programs and services and ensures compliance with federal immigration regulations. Our strong belief is that a vibrant international community enriches Tulane
University and the New Orleans community and is an essential component to understanding our role within the global community.