Welcome back study abroad returnees and welcome to new international and visiting students! Enjoy coffee, king cake ( a traditional Mardi Gras pastry) and conversation in the Mezzanine in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. For international and internationally-minded Tulanians.
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
International Student Welcome! Global Cafe Downtown
Ever tried King Cake? Kick off the semester and carnival season with this traditional carnival treat as you meet students, staff, and faculty from across the school. Part of the Downtown Global Cafe Series: a monthly gathering of internationally minded Tulanians.
Sponsored by SPHTM Student Affairs and the Office of International Students & Scholars.
Staff from the OISS and Workforce Management will host an informational overview of F-1 and J-1 employment. Come and learn about finding an on-campus job, immigration regulations, internship opportunities both as a student and post-grad, and even how to apply for a social security card and other necessary documentation to start your employment successfully.
Explore New Orleans with the OISS staff and local tour guides in this 4 hour ride around the city. You will get to visit Uptown, the French Quarter, Mid City, and learn more about Voodoo, cemetery's, and other historical aspects of this city.
Join the Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship for a tour of the Global Wildlife Center. Meet the friendly animals, then enjoy a cookout at the home of some Chi Alpha members! Transportation will leave from __ at 12:20 PM and will return between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. Sign up here.
Clay In Transit and Clay In Place: Opening Reception
When: 1/18/18, 6:30-9:00 PM
Where: Woldenberg Art Center
Check out this special exhibit of contemporary Mexican ceramics and Newcomb pottery. There will be a curatorial talk with Nuria Rodriguez Sadurni, Director of Special Projects at the Cultural Cooperation office of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by a reception.
NCI Meet and Eat
When: 1/22/18, 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: Newcomb College Institute, Conference Room
Come have lunch and meet fellow students and NCI staff! Food will be supplied until it runs out. You are also welcome to study at the NCI House.
Spring Activities Expo
When: January 26th, 5:00-7:00 PM
Check out this activities expo in January which will feature many of over 200 Tulane student organizations, clubs, and more! Get a chance to meet student leaders and hear first hand about the organizations!
If you would like to table for your organization, register here by Wednesday, January 24th at 10:00 am
When: January 20th, 10:00-11:59 PM
Where: City Diner, LBC (Garden
Come take part in trivia night in the City Diner where you can test your random knowledge and win prizes! Each week, the team with the best name will win a GIANT PANCAKE from City Diner and the top two teams will win awesome prizes!
If you are interested in learning more, participating in research, or referring others contact: projectIX@tulane.edu
Anonymous story booth: 504-291-7434.
Project IX is 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.
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!
Check out the third iteration of the Blue Library, a photographic answer to the first US travel ban. The project's intention is to show the similarities of daily life in these affected countries alongside the lives of average American, while also embracing the unique cultural differences. Participating artists are from the US, Somalia, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen.
Krewe du Vieux
When: January 27th, 6:30 PM
Where: French Quarter
Check out one of the first major Mardi Gras parades, the Krewe du Vieux. Born of the remains of the Krewe of Clones, which began parading in 1978, Krewe du Vieux marched for the first time in 1987. It is noted for wild satire and political comedy, as well as for showcasing some of the best brass and jazz bands in New Orleans! It will begin on the corner of Decatur St. and Marigny St. and travel through the French Quarter.
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 Website!
Follow us on social media to get all the latest news, information, and events that are sponsored/promoted by the OISS.
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.