OISS is taking a group to the New Orleans Arena on Monday, February 26th to watch the New Orleans Pelicans play the Phoenix Suns at 7:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to watch a great game. All who attend that come with this group will also have an opportunity for a post-game photo on the Pelicans court,
and will also get a T-shirt!
The OISS is kicking off OPT Season with informational workshops and new drop off times. Learn how the OPT process works for F-1 students. In order to be eligible for OPT you must have held a valid non-immigrant status for at least one academic year. OPT allows you to work in your field of study for up to 12 months (36 months for certain STEM fields). If you are graduating in May, we highly suggest that you attend this session.
International Spouses and Partners English Conversation Program
The International Spouses and Partners English Conversation Program was created to provide non-credit English instruction to the spouses and partners of Tulane international students, scholars, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and staff. The courses meet on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 during the fall
and spring semesters. The courses focus on improving students’ English speaking and conversation skills, vocabulary, and understanding of American culture.
The Global Observer
Calling all study abroad alumni, international students, professors, and globally-minded Tulanians!
Contributors are free to submit their own pitches and ideas, but might start off by thinking about what tourism means in their experience, the impacts of tourism, or navigating the transition between tourist and resident while abroad. Submissions are needed ASAP! The deadline for first draft submissions is set for February 15th, final submissions will be due in
Tunica Falls hosts some of the most scenic and beautiful hikes accessible by day trip from New Orleans. Compared to the rest of the region, Tunica Falls is topographically unique, and is considered to be the closest you can get to canyoneering in the south. If you love to get wet and need some more topography in your life, come on out for a day of hiking and waterfall adventures! Part of the Reily Center's Outdoor Trips.
Newcomb College Institute Programs
NCI Grant Info Sessions: 7025 Freret St.
2/20/18, 3:00-4:00 PM
2/26/18, 1:00 -2:00 PM
Learn all about the grants and programs offered at the Newcomb College Institute.
If you cannot make any of the schedule sessions, you can always schedule a time to meet through this link.
Wave of Change
In the spring of 2017, Tulane University conducted a campus climate survey on sexual violence and harassment for all full-time undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The response was a true demonstration of our community commitment to this issue as nearly half of all Tulane students, 47%, completed the survey – among the highest rates in the nation. The results were released at a Town Hall meeting on 1/31/18. To watch the archived video of the meeting, click here.
Following the dedication modeled by our students, the university launched the Wave of Change initiative which promises to seek and implement innovative solutions to sexual violence on campus. One of such solutions is Project IX, a student-driven design thinking project with the goal of bringing the community together to positively impact Tulane culture and approach. Look to the right for more info.
Career Wave's Signature Event is the anchor in series of conferences and events through which Tulane University undergraduate students develop and strengthen important career planning skills, hear from some of the country's most recognized and respected speakers, and participate in networking opportunities with several of Tulane’s most established alumni and parents from all over the country. We had over 25 alumni and parent speaker and panelists join us this year, and 1000+ students participated on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Singles/Doubles Deadline: 3/1/18
Looking to get outdoors, be active, and make friends? Join any of Tulane's intramural sports teams, including flag football, outdoor soccer, and dodgeball! If smaller competitions are more your thing, join the singles or doubles matches! Contact Derrick Buck, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
In this 9 week (1 credit) seminar, students will work on multi-disciplinary teams to research, design, and prototype real solutions to be implemented on campus to combat sexual assault. At the end of the semester, students will present solutions to the administration for funding and implementation in Fall 2018.
We will meet weekly between February 19th and April 30th on Wednesday from 6:30pm-8pm.
Who is in the room: Project IX team, students, topic advisors
This process is purposefully centered around student experiences, ideas, and insights.
Joint the Tulane Chinese Students and Scholars Association for a spring celebration. The event will
be divided into two parts: a dinner and a live performance. All Tulane students and staff are welcome to this event free of charge. Non-Tulane guests will be charged $5 per person. Authentic Chinese food will be served. After dinner, all guests are invited to enjoy a live show put together by students.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS
Parade of the Week: Mardi Gras Indians
The infamous Mardi Gras Indians are a secretive group comprised, in large part, of the African-American communities of New Orleans's inner city. They named themselves after native Indians to pay them respect for their assistance in escaping the tyranny of slavery. It was often local Indians who accepted slaves into their society when they made a break for freedom. They have never forgotten this support. Their parade dates, times and routes are never published in advance, although they do tend to gather in the same areas every year. So be on the lookout for their colorful feathers!
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!
Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Carnival season officially begins on January 6 every year and continues through Fat Tuesday, which falls on the day before Ash Wednesday. This year’s parades will take place between January 6th and February 13th, 2018.
Are you an avid reader? Join other book lovers at the Latter Library twice a week! The group hosts sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. Books also are sold at the Algiers Regional Library on Saturday mornings.
Shuttles & Transportation is Hiring!
Tulane's Shuttles & Transportation is currently hiring student employees, for both driving/office jobs. These jobs are eligible to international students (they do not require work-study). If you are interested in driving you would need to have a valid U.S. driver's license.
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 email@example.com
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 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.