The Center for Global Education will close for lunch from May 16th - August 24th between 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Due to high seasonal demand, if you will be leaving the country during this summer break, we recommend that you check now to see whether or not you need your I-20 or DS-2019 signed for travel. If you do,
please come to the office and request your travel documents as soon as possible. No same day requests will be processed.
The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), an initiative of the OISS, is excited to announce the opening of applications for the Fall 2018 TUPals Program. The primary
mission of TUPals is to help new international students connect with their peers and the institution as a whole in order to ease their transition to Tulane so that they may succeed personally, socially, and academically. The TUPals program also provides a great opportunity to current Tulane students (both U.S. and internationals) to develop leadership skills and to interact with new international students and learn about other cultures
International Student 'Lending Closet' Drop-off Event
When: May 17th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: OISS Patio - 6901 Willow St. (Next to the PJ's coffee)
The drop off location will be the patio next to the
OISS office at 6901 Willow Street, next to PJs coffee.
Bring any household items or “stuff” that you would like to donate for future international students to use. For example, bedding (sheets, blankets) and towels in good condition, lamps, dishes, cookware, kitchen accessories, small appliances, fans, totes and bins, clothes hangers and unused school supplies.
If you are not able to make either one of these times, you may contact Jessalyn Kunz Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-561-6671 to schedule a drop off at a designated location that is near the Uptown Campus.
Thanks for your support in helping your fellow international students.
OISS 2018 International Student Survey
The 2018 International Student Survey is now live! Your feedback is vital in helping the OISS and Tulane improve. Please check your e-mail for the link that was sent to you. We will be sending occasional reminders as well.
The students who compete the survey will also be eligible to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.
If you have any questions
or have not received the link please e-mail us at email@example.com.
The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) will offer a day-long teaching workshop on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have or anticipate having a teaching assignment or TA position. The workshop will
offer both large format discussions as well as smaller, breakout sessions. Workshop topics will include classroom management and setting boundaries, leading discussions, collaborative/group work, grading, and active learning.
Pick-up locations at Monroe, Sharp, Wall, Weatherhead, Josephine Louis, and Greenbaum Halls.
Trash to Treasure is a student-run waste reduction initiative that keeps trash from landfills and puts smiles on faces. We host a spring collection for used dorm/home furniture, storage, clothes, and goods. In August, we host a garage-style sale where students and community members can purchase used items at a steep discount. Our profits then go to various New Orleans non-profits that work for environmental and social justice.
TU Legal Assistance Program: Immigration
During the summer, the Immigration Program will not conduct consultations on the Tulane campus. Instead, the Tulane community is asked to contact Marco Balducci's office at 504-708-5400 or to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and to indicate that they are requesting a consultation through TULAP. Otherwise, they may be instructed to pay a consultation fee. Consultations
will be available on the following dates:
May: 7, 21
June: 11, 18
July: 2, 16, 30
August: 14, 18
Mr. Balducci will make every effort to return the call no later than the next business day. Members of the Tulane community are especially encouraged to contact Mr. Balducci for a consultation prior to traveling abroad if they have concerns about reentering the United States.
If you are in F, J, H or TN status, please note that the Office of International Students and Scholars is your primary point of contact for questions related to your current status.
Bayou Boogaloo features music, food, arts and handicrafts and other sensory delights. It goes on for three days and stages are set up in several widely separated locations so the music on one stage doesn't clash with another. Fest-goers can leisurely stroll about, grab some great New Orleans signature food items and a cold drink and go sit by the waterside and enjoy it, along with the music of some of the city's top bands.
Bayou Boogaloo happens right on the banks of Bayou St. John, which gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water. Enjoy the music from a paddleboard or kayak, or canoe your way up to the entrance of City Park.
This exhibition features the work of Puerto Rican artist Carlos Rolón which explores the rich connections between New Orleans, Latin America and the Caribbean, from their shared tropical landscape to the intricate wrought iron fences that define the architecture of both places. A featured installation is Rolón's Nomadic Habitat (Hustleman), inspired, in part, by the prevalence of street vendors throughout New Orleans and the Caribbean.
As part of the exhibition, NOMA is partnering with Embajada, a contemporary art organization located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to helpoffer direct assistance to local artists, cultural workers and their communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
In commemoration of the New Orleans Tricentennial in 2018, The Historic New Orleans Collection will
provide a multifaceted exploration of the city’s first few decades and its earliest inhabitants with New Orleans, the Founding Era, an original exhibition and bilingual companion catalog. Come see early New Orleans artifacts, maps and archaeological finds from worldwide institutions!
Summer Employment Opportunities at Tulane
The Office of Strategic Summer Programs is hiring Tulane students for several on-campus positions this summer. These are open too any qualified student (work/study not required).
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.
The students at ISAB are interested in knowing how your experience at Tulane is going. They work towards making international students’ experience a richer one and for the benefit of the Tulane community at large. They need your participation to do a better job!
You can let them know about your ideas, suggestions, and things you like as an international student at Tulane. They have suggestion boxes as well as multiple social media platforms where you can reach out!
Uptown Suggestion Box:
Location: LBC Front desk (attaching a picture of it)
Maintained by ISAB
Downtown Suggestion Box:
Location : Tidewater building Graduate Student Lounge
Maintained by Student Affairs but ISAB will receive the info from them for anything related to International students
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is now offering walk-in hours! No prior appointment will be needed and individuals will be able to meet with an advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. The schedule for walk-in hours will be as follows:
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.
Tulane Office of International Students & Scholars