OISS Office will be closed on Friday 10/31 at 2PM in accordance with
the University’s early Halloween/Football Game closure.
International House (CIH)
is a nation-wide ecumenical-based organization providing friendship and
hospitality to international students during two weeks of the Christmas
holidays. Applications are accepted through their website. The application
period ends November 15, 2014.
For more information please visit their website. (Click Here)
ready for Mardi Gras early and join OISS on a fantastic tour of Mardi Gras
World! The cost of the tour is $12 plus fees. Ticket on sale now while supplies last!
Tour Times on NOVEMBER 8th
detailed information on departure and return times and locations, please
follow the link (CLICK HERE)
Discussion Group For Tulane’s International Student Community
Wednesday from 4 to 5PM
****NEW LOCATION**** OISS Conference Room – 6901 Willow St.
OASIS Topic for 11/5/14 –
Mark your calendars! More information coming soon:
Workshop: November 11
Alpha Coffee Hour: November 19
Community “Pot Luck” Thanksgiving Dinner – November 25
for Volunteers – Would you be interested in donating a vegetable or dessert
dish? Would you be
interested in working the event? Please fill out THIS FORM
and help OMA and OISS create a fantastic Thanksgiving program!
Day of the Dead Celebration at Casa Borrega - New Orleans and Mexico share a tradition of
honoring our departed. All Saints Day cemetery sprucing is a local
tradition as is celebration of Halloween. Dia de Los Muertos, the most
important holiday of the year for Mexicans, conjures the psyche of the
nation through plays, music and sweets depicting the dead. Costume and
dance also figure prominently during this holiday in both cultures. For
more details about this event, please follow the link (CLICK HERE)
United Against Ebola – Red, White and Blue Benefit:
7PM-9PM. Wear red, white & blue
to support our Liberian friend Abel Cheayan in his nonprofit's grassroots
efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola. Join us for a night of African
drumming & dancing as we show solidarity in Liberians' work against the
spread of Ebola! Location: Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 Saint Claude Ave. For
More information, follow the link. (CLICK HERE)
Ongoing:*NEW* Tidewater Building (Downtown Campus) has allocated
# 1819 from 1-3 pm on all weekdays as quiet prayer space for students of
all religious denominations.
Wednesdays with the O”. 12pm-1pm
LBC, G04. Every Wednesday, The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
hosts a great mid-week break and a fun social hour.Want to know about what’s going on in the Office of
Multicultural Affairs? Follow the link to their live calendar of events! (CLICK HERE)
-It’s the Ghoulman Stadium Spooktacular! Come visit the Academy
Sports Kids Zone, with inflatables, face painters, trick-or-treating and
-Tailgating will start on the LBC & Newcomb Quads at 3 p.m.
-Dress in costume for the costume contest!
HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS
The first Jack OLanterns were actually
made from turnips.
Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween
Fifty percent of kids prefer
to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer
non-chocolate candy and 10% who preferred gum.
evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to
placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that
marked the end of the Celtic calendar year
Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween
capitals of the world.
The mission of
the Office of International Students and Scholars is to provide
leadership in the internationalization 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.