èTravel Signature - Get your travel signature if you will travel abroad during the Winter Break. Due 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.
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.
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
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, linkedHERE.
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.
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
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION
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 withtheir 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 HERE To become a Mentor, please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION by Friday, December 19.
Thanks for your interest in helping to support new international students!
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!
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.