International Food and Music Festival -
March 14, 2015
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 contribution!
Please consider bringing cultural items,
cooking, volunteering, or performing for this event. Sign up HERE.
Practical Training (OPT) Application
OPT is a benefit available to all students who have been in
F-1 status for at least one academic year. OPT allows you to work in your
field of study for up to 12 months (27 months for certain STEM fields).
will be taking your OPT application on the following days:
3:00 OPT Intake
8:30 OPT Intake
3:00 OPT Return
8:30 OPT Return
you are not able to come on either of these days, please call 865-5208 to
make an appointment to come and drop off your OPT application.
There will be
no coffee hour this week on 2/6/15
OISS DAY CANOE OUTING ON BAYOU CANE!
February 28, 2015,
and Pickup Details
Uptown: will begin loading the bus on Freret
Street by the Library at 8:30 a.m. and bus will leave at 8:45 a.m.
will arrive at Deming at 9:00 a.m. and will load and leave for Cane Bayou
immediately. Return time to campus between 3 and 4 pm.
much: The trip
fee is $40.00, which includes guide service, the use of the canoes and
paddling accessories, and lunch.
Prepared: Please bring bug spray, clothes that can get
wet, a bottle of water and other snacks or necessary items you may need. OISS
will provide transportation.
Tickets are available for $5 plus fees
via Brown Paper Tickets -(CLICK HERE)
èPlease print out your ticket and bring
it to the OISS Office. Your print-at-home ticket will be exchanged for a physical zoo ticket the
TULANE AND LOCAL EVENTS
Conversation Partner Program at Tulane.
This program pairs an international student with an American
student or native English speaker so that you can practice your English in
a casual setting and connect with more people on campus. Often we see that
international students group together and miss out on the full Tulane
experience, and this is an easy way to get to know someone you might not
The program involves 4-5 meetings of about an hour
throughout the semester, but many partners end up meeting more often as
they get to know each other. We will begin partnering people up this
weekend, Jan 31/Feb 1, so if you are interested please get your
application in as soon as possible and we will match you with an American
student on a first come first serve basis.
The Rudolph Matas
Library of the Health Sciences will offer a full-day in-person HINARITraining:
Access to Global Health Resources, at the Diboll Auditorium at the Tulane
University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine on Friday,
February 6, 2015.
This hands-on class creates program awareness prior to
departure for an in-country experience. Topics include:
search PubMed using PubMed Filters, and use the HINARI portal
HINARI training resources, evidence-based practice resources and e-books
Conduct HINARI training course or presentations on HINARI
Class: HINARI Training:
Access to Global Health Resources
Instructor:Lenny Rhine, Ph.D., coordinator of the ‘E-Library
Training Initiative’, a Librarians Without Borders® /Medical Library
Date: Friday, February
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
education credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM | 8 hours of MLA
CE contact hours | An application for 5 hours CHES (entry-level) / 1 hour
MCHES (advanced-level) Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH)
has been made to the National Commission for Health Education
Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC| This program has been approved by the Louisiana
State Board of Social Work Examiners for 7.5 hours of continuing education
credit for social workers through Tulane School of Social Work.
Students: $10 (refundable deposit). All other participants:$25 (Day of is
information and brochure, please CLICK HERE
5, 2015. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Dixon Hall.
Now in its fifth year of operation, TEDxTU will present a
two-hour stage program featuring TED –style talks and TED videos. Speakers
will include some of New Orleans’s most active innovators, from
entrepreneurs to educators, and public service professionals to students.
This year’s theme is “Create Tomorrow.” TEDxTU is sold out each year, so
please reserve your tickets today by clickingHERE.
Pachanga in the Patio!
Friday, February 6, 2015. 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Jones Hall Patio.
As part of the LAGO 2015 Graduate Conference, the
Stone Center for Latin American Studies will host a pachanga with live
music and food. The pachanga will feature New Orleans samba-funk band, Chegadão, and the food
will be provided by Norma’s Bakery.
Friends of Music ft. Danish String
Wednesday, February 11, 2015. 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Dixon Hall.
Come listen to the Danish String Quartet as they
share their love for music through a wonderful performance sponsored
by the Newcomb Music Department. Tulane students listen for free with
student ID. All others please call 895-0690 for ticket prices. For more
information please contact Diane Cass via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at
Spring Festival Celebration
February 14th, 2015. 12pm-2pm. 2nd Floor LBC
on the first day of the first lunar month and lasting for two weeks, the
Spring Festival is one of the grandest and most important annual event
in China. It is an event for people to celebrate family reunion and is full
of rich and colorful activities such as Red Packets. During celebrations
this year, TCSSA will serve traditional Chinese cuisines and present a
great show to all the guests.
Tulane BCM: Dinner & International
Join Tulane’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry every Thursday
night at 6:00pm for a free family dinner and at 7:00pm for their
International Conversation Hour, which is geared towards helping
international students work on their English. The BCM house is located on
7111 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70118.
N’Kafu Traditional African Dance Company
Community/family-oriented dance classes
are hosted every Friday at The Studio, 1520 N. Claiborne St, 70116. All
dance levels and genders are encouraged. The classes are scheduled from
7:00 – 8:30 for only $10 per class or $35 monthly. Please click
If you need
documents or mail brought from OISS, please email or call us before 10:00
am that day.
coffee hours will now be held weekly (Fridays 3-5PM). Please check this
section of the digest for the most up-to-date information.
20th – 3-5PM at the OISS Office
Prayer Space (Downtown)
Tidewater Building (Downtown Campus) has allocated Room 1819
from 1-3 pm on all weekdays as quiet prayer space for students of all
Check the digest weekly for more updates about times and locations.
week leading until Mardi Gras, OISS will feature tips and facts about the
!!!Parades this Weekend!!!
February 6, 6:00 p.m. Founded in 1996, this fairly young parade is in its
February 6, 6:00 p.m. Founded in 1972, the all-female Krewe celebrates its
February 7, 1:00 p.m. The parade will offer a wide array of bands, horse
units, dune buggies, motorcycles, and jesters, in addition to their
February 7, 2:00 p.m. following Pontchartrain. This parade’s roots are in
southern government. Its name comes from a Native American tribe that
February 7, 6:00 p.m. This will be the sixth year the Knights of Sparta
hand out a secret throw that parade-goers can only get by asking the rider
for the “mystery throw.” Additionally, this kreweʼs
king is not revealed until the day of the parade.
February 7, 6:15 p.m. They are one of the few coed krewes. Their
collectibles include cups and lighted medallion beads.
February 8, 12:00 p.m. Founded in 1924, Carrollton has a long-standing
tradition of rolling exactly at its designated time. Carrollton is the
Fourth oldest Carnival parading organization, behind (in order) Rex, Proteus,
King Arthur and Merlin
February 8, 1:00 p.m. following Carrollton. The krewe is best known for
their afternoon parade on the first Sunday of Mardi Gras, known as “Family
Sunday, February 8,
2:00 p.m. following King Arthur and Merlin. The Krewe is recognized for
their bright, beautiful floats designed by Blaine Kern Artists, multiple
bands, marching groups, and generous throws.
MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT OUR 2015 MARDI GRAS GUIDE HERE
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
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