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HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - Marche Creole Night, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Multilingual Tours of NOLA. New Orleans Book Festival,
ISAB FORUM TONIGHT
When: TODAY 11/8, 6:30 PM
Where: Weinmann Hall (Law School – Bldg. 32), Room 151
Hosted by the International Student Advisory Board, this is an open event for the Tulane community to get together and consider how to improve the international student experience at the university, New Orleans and in the U.S. There will be refreshments!
There is also a downtown forum Monday, November 13 at 12:00 PM at the Tidewater Building (1440 Canal St.), Room 1208.
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!
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
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
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
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.
Join the Tulane International Society for their annual student-faculty dinner! Enjoy a chance to interact with professors who are from international backgrounds, have done international research, or focus on international issues! Find out about cool opportunities to further your own academic or career interests, while enjoying a delicious dinner and the best company!
Come get your zen on with our FREE yoga class with local yogi, Ali. This week, post about it for the Tulane Community At Play yoga challenge!
Hillel is also hosting Yoga on the Quad on November 10 from 3:30-5:00 PM. Come to the Bruff Quad for relaxation and
Italian Movie Night
When: Wednesday 11/15, 7:00 PM
Where: Newcomb Hall, Room 403
Come watch "Il gioiellino", also known as "The Jewel", a gripping corporate thriller by Andrea
Molaioli. The film will be shown in Italian with English subtitles. Italian snacks will be served prior to the movie!
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
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!
New Orleans Book Festival
When: November 11, 1:00 - 7:00 PM
Jesmyn Ward (pictured), author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, is among writers reading or talking on panels at the New Orleans Book Festival. There also are many children's book authors, as well as historians, mystery writers and others. The festival includes kids' activities, food vendors, a performance by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks at 7 p.m.
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.