The Office of International Students and Scholars would like to invite you to the 2017 End of Year Celebration! The event will feature awards, international food, beverages, and lots of fun.
There will also be an optional gift exchange that you can participate in. If you are interested bring a wrapped present that's between $15 - $20 and win the chance of going home with an interesting present!
Graduating students and exchange students returning home are especially encouraged to attend! Smart casual or traditional attire from your home country is strongly encouraged!
STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Center For Public Service Opportunities
Conversations Across Differences: This workshop series is a cross-institutional collaboration between the University of New Orleans and Tulane University that seeks to increase students’ intercultural competencies and to develop positive relationships across difference and conflict to more effectively engage in civic engagement. Apply here by 12/8!
MLK Day of Service Project Coordinators: We are currently recruiting Project Coordinators for the day of service responsible for leading small groups of volunteers at one of the planned community service sites. Apply here by 12/8!
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
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
Six ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season a Tulane
December ushers in a seemingly endless to-do list of travel plans, parties and shopping for gifts. Check out the infographic below by Tulane graphic designer Kim Rainey, and wrap up the end of the fall semester by enjoying these holiday events hosted both on and around the Tulane University uptown campus. Click here for a PDF with links to each event.
Art Department Holiday Sale
When: December 14-16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Woldenberg Art Center, Rooms 204 &
Check out this annual Holiday Sale that benefits the Newcomb Art Department, featuring works in ceramics, glass, printmaking, fiber, and more, by students, faculty, staff and alumni!
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.
Women of Color Collective
When: Sunday 12/10, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Need a study break? This event is centered around community building and self-care, and we plan on having a dialogue about what that looks like as women of color on Tulane's campus. There will be free food, face masks, and music!
Come see one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country this holiday season! City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park! For more information, click here.
Prospect 4 International Art Exhibition
When: Every day through February 24th
Where: Multiple Locations - Click here for full details!
Prospect presents the work of diverse local, national, and international artists in unique and culturally exceptional venues, creating an optimistic cartography through the education and engagement of residents and visitors. Check out the 4th iteration: The Lotus In Spite of The Swamp, which celebrates New Orleans' unique cultural landscape as a creative force!
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.
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 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!
Take a break during the busy school week and join us for delicious gourmet treats simmering in the Green Plate Special tent. Mingle with local chefs and visiting school groups, and stock up on fresh, local and affordable fruits, veggies, seafood and more. We've got everything you need to create healthy, hearty meals. And you get the satisfaction of knowing that your purchases help keep Louisiana's farm and fishing traditions alive.
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!
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.