INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - Country Fair, St. Basil International Food Festival, Bayou Bacchanal, Irish Movie Nite, Marche Creole Night
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (or DM us on Instagram)!
If you have an interesting fact about your home country, submit it for Fun Fact Friday!
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.
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
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC)
Deadline to submit is 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.
International Student Conversation Hour with the BCM
If you're an international student wanting to practice your English and/or learn about American culture or an American student who wants to help international students learn English and American culture, then this event is for you! This will take place after the weekly Family Dinner at 6:30. Provided by the BCM Christian Community.
Refugee Speakers Series
When: Thursday November 2, 4-5:30 PM
Where: Rogers Memorial Chapel
This is the capstone event in the three-part Refugee Speakers
Series featuring Dr. Pearlman. She is a Political Scientist at Northwestern University who recently published a book based on her interviews with hundreds of Syrian Refugees.
Haitian Studies Week @ Tulane!
Thursday November 2, 2-3:30 PM
Haitian Studies in N. American Universities Roundtable
Where: 100A Jones Hall, Uptown
Thursday November 2, 4-5:30 PM
Historical Preservation in Post-Disaster Communities Presentation
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
The Center for International Education at Loyola University is hosting a County Fair! If you are an international student, a returned study abroad student or you are simply just interested in hosting a country table, we would love to have you participate! Live music, educational displays, and cuisine from a variety of countries are featured. For more information, click here.
This festival will showcase the multi-ethnic parish with dishes from the Mediterranean, Russia, Serbia, Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and Louisiana, including many vegetarian options! There will also be live Middle Eastern and south Louisiana music!
Join the New Orleans Palestinian
Solidarity Committee for their 3rd annual film festival featuring panels, Q&A sessions, and many wonder films! Tickets for the weekend are $50 or $25 for students! Single day tickets are available as well. For more information, click here.
Check out this new exciting venture showcasing farm to table local produce, ethnographic and organics arts of New Orleans and its cultural heritage. Initiated by the Heritage Foundation for Arts and Cultural Sustainability.
Multilingual Tours of New Orleans
When: Every Day (time varies depending on specific tour)
Where: Start location depends on specific tour
New Orleans tour companies offer multiple 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!
Global Cafe: A gathering of internationally-minded Tulanians.
Location: Lavin-Bernick Center (Bldg. 29) Mezzanine, 2nd floor
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
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.