The Office of International Students & Scholars and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (The O) would like to invite you to our Annual "Pot Luck" Thanksgiving Dinner! We will feature a tribute to Native Americans in celebration of Native American Indian Heritage Month. There will be a special musical and storytelling performance by Grayhawk Perkins and the Grayhawk Band!
We are also looking for volunteers to help out with the events, set-up, cooking, kids area, clean-up, etc. PLEASE SHARE with your peers and colleagues. If you would like to volunteer to help or contribute a dish, please use the following form:
Travel Reminder and Thanksgiving University Closure
Tulane University, including the OISS, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24. We will return to normal office hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) on Monday, November 27.
There will be NO DOWNTOWN OFFICE HOURS or Global
Cafe on Tuesday, November 21.
If you are planning on travelling out of the country for Thanksgiving break please submit your requests by Monday, November 20th.
Please join us for an information session featuring an immigration attorney from Gasparian Immigration. Learn about immigration options after OPT and Academic Training, including the H-1B process and permanent residence as well as other visa options.
Rules To Play Along:
Repost flyer and tag/ follow all hosts and sponsors (@tulanecps, @tulanesuccesscenter, @oiss_tulane)
Tag #TulaneCommunityAtPlay so we can see your posts! (make sure your Instagram account is
Post every day! We look forward to creating joy with you!
#TulaneCommunityAtPlay Yoga Challenge from November 13 - 17th.
If you love yoga and Tulane, then this challenge is for you. During this 5 day challenge, we invite you to partner up, or go solo, and show off your favorite yoga poses. We hope this challenge holds a space for you to get outside, connect with our community and incorporate joy into your day. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome!
November 13th : Show us your favorite heart opening pose
November 14th : Show us any pose that reenergizes you during the day
November 15th : Favorite pose to open your hips after a long day of
November 16th : Any pose that creates calm and connection in your life
November 17th : Favorite pose to do with your yoga community
English for Academic and Professional Purposes: Conversation Partner Program
This program pairs a native English-speaking student with an international student to work on their conversational English. This program will also help native English-speakers practice the native language of the international student. Through partnerships with Tulane International Society, we also hold events that allow you to meet and socialize with other
OISS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
OISS Spring Orientation Leaders
International Student Orientation Leaders will assist the OISS staff with the Spring 2018 orientation for new international F-1 and J-1 students. Orientation leaders will work in a variety of capacities to ensure that students become familiar with Tulane and to facilitate their adjustment to the campus community.
January 10, 11, and 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Payment: $150.00 lump sum
Join the Tulane
International Society for their annual student-faculty dinner, a chance to interact with professors who are from international backgrounds, have done international research, or focus on international issues! You can also find out about cool opportunities to further your own academic or career interests!
Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC)
Deadline to submit is TODAY, November 15
AAPLAC seeks proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans (hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University). Proposals should support the conference theme—Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement—and mission of the association.
If you want more information on themes/topics please click here.
Announcing Project IX: Tackling Sexual Violence on Campus
If you are interested in learning more, participating in research, or referring others contact: projectIX@tulane.edu
Anonymous story booth: 504-291-7434.
We are kicking off Project IX: a
student-centered design project to tackle sexual violence on campus. We had our first session, an open-call to students, on November 1st where we started to more deeply understand your needs, desires, fears, and frustrations. We began to envision what a campus free of sexual violence, harassment, and sexism could look like.
We have an ambitious two-phase project planned - to both engage deeply with students to understand the issues and then to facilitate student-led teams in designing solutions to those issues.
IATU's Diwali 2017
When: Saturday, November 18th from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Hilton Garden
Inn Convention Center (1001 S Peters St.)
Price: COMPLETELY FREE!
It's time for The Indian Association at Tulane University's annual semi-formal, annual dinner event, Diwali! Come celebrate the festival of lights with us!
- FREE transportation to and from the event!
- FREE Indian food!
- FREE performances!
- FREE photos!
- FREE dancing with music by a DJ!
ATTIRE: Dress code is semi-formal! Keep it classy and dressy.
We'll share more information soon on how to get admission to this event (Facebook Page). Get ready to get #LIT for this amazing event and Happy Diwali!
Want to learn how to make local, healthy food affordable? Interested in a free healthy meal? Join us for the first VegeTABLE popup meal of the semester! Hillel be hosting a free brunch with locally sourced, homemade foods that comply with the New Orleans Eat Local Challenge. On top of that, we'll show you how to eat and cook healthy on a student's budget!
When: December 3, 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: LBC Quad
Do you miss the winter seasons? Have you never seen snow before? Celebrate the fall semester by playing in 20 tons of
snow and enjoy great food and music! Presented by The School of Science and Engineering Council of Students and Student Affairs.
Collection boxes are located at Weatherhead, Willow, Wall, Greenbaum, and Sharp dorms as well as outside of the LBC Barnes and Nobles, Reily Center, Center for Public Service and Newcomb College Institute (house on Freret).
The Hurricane Irma Relief Supply Drive will also be tabling both on McAlister and within the LBC throughout the month of
Presented by the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council, this panel will feature the journalists from Argentina, Jordan, Lithuania, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe. An informal reception will follow with the entire delegation, some local journalists, and NOCDC members.
Hosted by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation , this event features New Orleans’ finest collections of jazz, R&B, brass jazz band, and more. Between sets, attendees can browse the Arts Market for some colorful, uniquely creative hand-made crafts. You can also continue the celebrations through the evening with the Brass Menagerie second line parade!
Come enjoy the indoor Christmas festival this holiday season! It offers ice skating, an ice slide, amusement rides, arts and crafts, a Kringle carousel, a climbing wall, games and more! Hours and admission vary.
This decades-old Vietnamese market offers a multitude of fresh produce like daikon radishes, luffa squash, and Thai eggplant, herbs like lemongrass, basil, and turmeric, and locally-raised poultry! If you don't want to brave the early hours, most vendors are also part of a farmers collective that offers a CSA & delivery!
When: Every Day (time varies depending on specific tour)
Where: Start location depends on specific tour
New Orleans tour companies offer many types of multilingual tours, from bus tours to
cemetery tours to swamp tours! Everything about New Orleans is a celebration of the cultures that came together to be one New Orleans and everything you experience while in the city is a product of that – learn more about the history of the people who molded the city into what it is today!
Tulane University's Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is conducting a research project on osteoporosis. If you are eligible to participate, you would receive at no cost a Bone Health Assessment, which includes a bone density test. Compensation for your time and travel is provided for the one-time, 2-hour visit. We will also validate your parking if needed.
If you are interested in participating please visit the links above. You will be invited to their clinical recruitment sites at 1440 Canal Street (11th floor) for clinical tests to determine whether you are eligible.
Catholic Charities: Volunteering Opportunities with Refugee Service
Catholic Charities with the Archdiocese of New Orleans is having volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
Currently they have a high need of Rohingya, Somali, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, and Fulani speakers. If you are interested and want more information click on the flyer or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
OISS Is On Social Media!
Check out our Facebook Page, Instagram, and Twitter!
Follow us on social media to get all the latest news, information, and events that are sponsored/promoted by the OISS.
If you would like to be featured in our Travel Thursday IG posts & tweets,
submit a photo of your hometown or favorite place to which you've traveled around the world to email@example.com (or DM us on Instagram)!
If you have an interesting fact about your home country, submit it for Fun Fact Friday!
Location: Lavin-Bernick Center (Bldg. 29) Mezzanine,
Time: Every Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Join us Tuesdays from 2:00- 4:00 PM for coffee and conversation in the Mezzanine in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
DOWNTOWN OFFICE HOURS (WILL RESUME ON NOVEMBER 28)
Location: Tidewater Building Room 2460,
Time: Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
Downtown hours are an opportunity for international students, scholars, and staff at Tulane's downtown campus to meet with an OISS advisor, ask questions, and request services. If you are a new int'l student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your required check-in process during these hours.
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER!
Protect yourself from online threats! --
Visit eAcademy (https://tulane.onthehub.com) and download both a free licensed copy of Trend Micro Anti-Virus and the OpenDNS roaming client for password phishing protection.
These applications will help protect your computer and the University network.
fall for phishing emails! -- Before clicking on a link in a message, please forward any suspicious emails or requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for verification. Tulane University will never ask you for your password in an email. Allowing your password to get into the hands of a scammer results in thousands of phishing messages distributed throughout the Tulane email system. If you are ever unsure of a message contact the Technical Support and Network Operations Center at (504)988-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Our staff are standing ready to address any questions or concerns. It is better to ask first than to click on an unsafe link.
The mission of the Office of International Students & Scholars is to provide leadership in the internalization 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.