Thursday, December 11, 2014

OISS Digest - Winter Break

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December 11, 2014  
Office of International Students and Scholars
Weekly Digest

Important Announcements  

èTravel Signature - Get your travel signature if you will travel abroad during the Winter BreakDue to high seasonal demand, if you will be leaving the country for Winter 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.
For more details click here: Travel Signature Details

Explore resources for mental well-being now:

è International Food and Music Festival - March 14, 2014  - The Office of International Students and Scholars and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are pleased to announce the return of the annual International Food and Music Festival! This festival is meant to bring Tulane’s international community together and showcase your food and culture to the Tulane and New Orleans community. International students and scholars bring so much life and diversity to Tulane and this festival is a great opportunity to come together and celebrate your con
tribution! Please consider bringing cultural items, volunteering, or performing for this event. Sign up HERE.

Reminder: OISS Spring Orientation for new students is January 9th, 2014. Please keep a look out for more information!


Tulane Winter Break EAPP Intensive
The Center for Global Education is pleased to offer a week of intensive English classes between
semesters. Classes meet Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 9, 2015 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Uptown campus. This course is open to prospective, incoming, and continuing students.

For more information, please click HERE.

Newcomb Art Gallery Study Hours
Tonight from 6:00PM-11:00PM
Newcomb Art Gallery is sponsoring study hours! Enjoy some coffee and study time with some fabulous art!

Celebration in the Oaks

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.

For prices and more details, please click here HERE


St. Louis Cathedral Concert Series

December 14th-17th
St. Louis Cathedral is hosting a series of holiday concerts. The remaining concerts run from the 14th-17th. For a list of musicians, please visit their website, linked HERE.

 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.

For more information, please click HERE
To view the flyer, please click [HERE]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.

News and Other Announcements 


The International Student Advisory Board
, an initiative of the Office of International Students and Scholars, is excited to introduce an International Student Mentorship Program (ISMP) starting in the Spring 2015 semester. 

The primary mission of the ISMP 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 University so that they may succeed personally, socially, and academically.

To read more about the program, please visit 
To become a Mentor, please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION  by Friday, December 19.

Thanks for your interest in helping to support new international students!

Ainsley Fagan
Student Affairs Associate

Belinda Schneider
F-1 Students

Beth Nazar
J-1 Students and Scholars

Nancy Lauland
H-1B Employees

Evan Kirk
Operations Assistant

Kristy Magner
OISS Director

Classified Spotlight

Looking for a new place to live? Check out these newly available locations!

Please refer to the linked flyers for more details. Check out the classifieds link at the bottom of the digest for more!
Happy Holidays from the OISS Staff! 


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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.

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Weekly Fact: Winter on Uranus lasts for 21 years.

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