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)
èTravel Signature - Get your travel
signature if you will travel abroad during Thanksgiving Break. Due to high
seasonal demand, if you will be leaving the country for Thanksgiving Break
we recommend that you check now to see whether you need your I-20 or
DS-2019 signed. If you do, please come to the office and request your
travel documents as soon as possible. At a minimum, come one week before
you plan to travel. NO SAME DAY REQUESTS WILL BE PROCESSED.
International Community for Partners, Spouses, and Dependents Facebook
Group: The purpose of this
group is to connect and engage international spouses, partners, and
dependents with each other, the Tulane community, and the Greater New Orleans
area. Please click here to join the group Facebook Group
Student Career Workshop
November 11th, 4PM-5:30PM
Memorial Chapel, Uptown Campus, Building #73
This will be an informational and interactive presentation
about career-related topics for all international students. We will
cover topics such as Western business culture, interviewing skills,
discussing immigration status with employers, the unique transferable
skills internationals students offer employers, and more about what the
Career Center has to offer.
OASIS Discussion Group For Tulane’s International Student
Every Wednesday from 4 to 5PM
OISS Conference Room – 6901 Willow St.
Next OASIS Topic for 11/12/14 – Re-entry adjustment (going
home) with Rosette M. Elghossain, Psy.D
M. Elghossain, Psy.D. is currently a postdoctoral fellow in clinical
psychology at the Tulane University Counseling and Psychological
Services. She received her Psy.D and M.S. from the Florida Institute of
Technology and earned her B.A. at the American University of Beirut. Born
to Lebanese parents in the United States, Dr. Elghossain is a
first-generation Lebanese-American who spent half her life in Florida and
the other half living in Lebanon. Her clinical interests include working
with individuals with substance use issues, histories of trauma, mood and
anxiety disorders, as well as with those of various social and ethnic
identities. She will be co-facilitating OASIS starting this semester and
hopes to help international students in adjusting to life in the US, as
well as forging their own unique identity throughout the process.
your calendars! More information coming soon:
Homecoming is the yearly celebration at Tulane University to which alumni are invited. This is a major
celebration of Tulane pride and cheer! Check out the schedule events for
more details and make sure to head over to the Yulman Stadium to cheer on
the Green Wave in the yearly Homecoming Game!
Over 100 organizations will be represented
and recruiting interns for Spring and Summer 2015. This is your chance
to meet them face to face and finalize your placement! Partners attending
the fair represent a wide range of professional domains and there will be
exciting and quality internship opportunities for students in every
Tidewater Building (Downtown Campus) has allocated # 1819 from 1-3
pm on all weekdays as quiet prayer space for students of all religious
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
This week, the office of
international Students and Scholars hosted its first Spouse, Partner and
Dependent Reception. Our staff spoke with Xiaomei Sun about some of her
experiences in New Orleans.
your favorite thing about New Orleans?
food! Gumbo. I like the fancy restaurants like Vincent's and Commander's
Palace. I am proud because I checked "Yelp" and I have eaten at
every "good" restaurant."
Is there a
local restaurant that you like to visit when you miss food from home?
[laughs]. The bad Chinese food is upsetting. I look for that in other
cities when I go [laughs]."
Do you have
any tips for other dependents, spouses and partners on adjusting to the
the beginning, it is hard to talk to other people but if you want to be
happy, you must communicate and get out there."
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Community “Potluck” Thanksgiving Dinner
November 25, 2014
Ballroom- 2nd Floor Room 212
behalf of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of
International Students & Scholars, we would like to invite you to our
Annual Community "Pot Luck" Thanksgiving Dinner. This event is
held each year to support all students who do not have a place to go for a
Thanksgiving meal. In addition, this special holiday event will be a first
time experience for many members of our international student, faculty, and
Call 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!
For more information call: OMA at 504-865-5181 or OISS at
This event is open to the entire Tulane Community.
Multicultural Affairs Office of International Students & Scholars Olive
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.