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.
November 28 - January 3 Closed: 12/1-12/4; 12/24 and 12/31
The Most Spectacular Holiday Lights Festival in the Country Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is one of the
most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the park to see the magical winter spectacle.
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Holiday in the Marigny Networking Social
Thursday December 4th, 2014, 6:00PM
At Faubourg Wines
Click HEREfor the location and other details of this social networking event.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) : Cirque Du Noel
December 6th, 7:30PM
Tickets: Kids - $10 , Adults - $20 and up.
Cirque de la Symphonie returns this holiday season in a performance that combines death-defying cirque acts with seasonal musical favorites.
For more information and Tickets, visit the LPO website HERE
èOngoing:Tidewater Building (Downtown Campus) has allocated # 1819 from 1-3 pm on all weekdays as quiet prayer space for students of all religious denominations.
2014 Executive Speaker Series
Tuesday December 16th, 2014
World Trade Center of New Orleans
The Executive Speaker Series was created in order to expose Louisiana businesses to insights from national industry leaders. Featuring a wide variety of speakers from diverse industries, the speaker series allows attendees to expand their network while learning about industry wide best practices.
Resident Advisors are students who serve as role models and help on campus residents plan and facilitate activities and programs. You must attend an information session to apply. If you could not attend a Fall information session, two more information sessions will be held in the spring.
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Person of the Week
This week, OISS spoke with Wen Chi “Alice” Kuo, a Master’s of Public Health candidate and the Vice-President of the Tulane Chinese Student Association (TCSA), from Taichung, Taiwan.
What are you studying?
Global community health and behavior science (MPH candidate). My undergrad is from Asia University. It has a great tie to Tulane. There are Taiwanese teachers who have been here for 40 years. Having that is nice.
What is your favorite thing about New Orleans?
Jazz music and jazz bars. I like all the subcategories of jazz. The Mint Museum has free jazz music and I’ve always wanted to get over there. The second floor has a jazz museum and you can go in and listen to jazz.
What organizations are you involved in?
I am the Vice – President of the Tulane Chinese Student Association. We have about 20 people in our organization so I wanted to reach out to the digest so we can find people who might be looking for us. We do things like go to the Chinese market and host monthly events. In the past few months we've had the Moon Festival, a Halloween party, and a Thanksgiving party. We've also done things like workshops on health insurance because it is different here than in Taiwan.
How is your group integrated in the New Orleans community?
We collaborate with LSU and UNO students for our welcome party. We have good ties with the local Taiwanese population and they are very nice. They act like our family and they are there to help us. We are a small group so people we get to know each other.
What are looking for moving forward as organization?
We are trying to reach out and give them support on all levels. We have MBA students so we want to create networking connections. Next semester, we have the Chinese New Year and so many other events! We are looking to get field trips organized and a farewell party for the end of the year.
How can people get in touch with you?
We have Facebook and we are glad to reach out to American born students. We use both Chinese and English in our group and are always open to translation. Our events are open to all students!
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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.