Join the OISS for a wonderful evening filled with music and fun! The Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts a night of extended hours and entertainment every week. Peruse the exhibits or enjoy local music as well as music from all over the world.
Career Workshop: Considerations for International Students
A collaboration between the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Briana Mohan) and OISS (Kabir Hingorani), this workshop is for international graduate students who want clarification and guidance about how to identify potential career paths and employers in the U.S., build professional relationships, access important information, and navigate immigration questions about work permission.
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 28th, final submissions will be due in
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.
Working under the direct supervision of an attorney, law students at TULAP’s Immigration Consultation program will provide bimonthly legal assistance sessions and provide a free initial consultation to individuals seeking immigration advice. Consultations are confidential as mandated by lawyers’ professional code. All Tulane staff, faculty and students seeking immigration advice are welcome to make an appointment with TULAP here.
If you are in F, J, H or TN status, please note that the Office of International Students and Scholars is your primary point of contact for questions related to your current status.
Hosted by the Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute, this year's symposium will explore how the ancient Maya conceived, planned, and conducted warfare throughout their history. A free keynote lecture given by Dr. Mathew Restall will take place Friday 3/9 from 6:00-7:15 PM at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The lecture challenges previous impressions of the Maya's defeat due to colonialism, using the topic of Maya warfare to urge us to think differently about their bellicosity, responses to invasion, and the periodization of Maya
XAi Easter Excursion
When: Friday 3/30/18-Sunday 4/1/18
Where: Gulf Shores Beach Retreat
Enjoy the Easter holiday on the beautiful beach in Gulf Shores, AL with your friends from
Chi Alpha Internationals.
Dr. Rajkumar Nathaniel came to the United States as an international student from India, and is now a professor of Biological Sciences at Nicholl's State University. His research focuses on bacterial pathogens. He will be sharing about his story of faith, the Christian meaning of Easter, as well as the intersections of Faith and Science. You won't want to miss his amazing stories!
To more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
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, email@example.com, for more information.
Tulane University’s Office of Alumni Relations hosts an annual women’s leadership conference, Women Making Waves,
each spring during Women’s History Month. The goal of the program is to highlight the career successes of our alumnae to inspire and motivate women to seek leadership positions in the workplace and in their communities. The schedule includes a keynote speaker(s), panel discussions, and ample networking opportunities throughout the day. This year's keynote speaker is Lisa Jackson, Vice President Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, at Apple.
For more information and to register for the event, click here.
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. 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.
Project IX: Design To Combat Sexual Assault
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 Wednesdays 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.
The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club will hold its Annual Mass and Parade celebration at St. Mary's Assumption
Church (corner of Constance and Josephine Streets) followed by the parade (corner of Felicity and Magazine)
There is also an annual downtown St. Patrick's Day parade, which begins at 6:00 PM on the corner of Burgundy and Piety in the Bywater, proceeds roughly up Royal, across Esplanade to Decatur, up Canal to Bourbon. The parade makes several "pit stops" on its way to Bourbon St.
The Italian-American Marching Club was established in 1970 by Joseph Cardenia and friends. Every year they celebrate St. Joseph's Day in true New Orleans style with a parade!
The event begins with pizza, wine and Italian music, before the marchers who are dressed in black tuxedos march through the French Quarter. Locals and visitors line the streets to join the celebration and the marchers exchange salutations, hand out silk flowers and fava beans, as they dance and sing through the streets.
The weekly Monday market offers local produce, homemade kimchi, cocoa-fruit leather, pesto, and salad dressing. The ReFresh Project is an innovative fresh food hub dedicated to providing healthy and affordable food to the Broad Street neighborhoods, coupled with community engaged programming, education and training designed to promote the health and wellness of the surrounding communities.
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.
Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival
When: 3/3-3/4, 11:00 AM
Where: Congo Square
This festival celebrates the historic role of Congo Square as the birthplace of
American music. The Tom Dent Symposiums feature panel discussions in topics relating-the mixture of world cultures that took place at Congo Square, as well as the best of African drumming and dance, together with music from Africa, the Caribbean and the American South!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor Student Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships
If you are searching for a dynamic job with colleagues who are passionate about social and environmental change or hoping to develop your leadership skills with other Changemakers working to create a more just and equitable society, check out these opportunities at the Taylor Center for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Design Thinking (DT) Student Fellow (4 positions)
Communication & Marketing (C&M) Student Fellows (3 positions)
CI+ Social Venture Accelerator GA (1 position available)
Life Design GA (1 position available)
Research and Scholarship in Social Innovation GA (1 position available-pending funding approval)
Design Facilitation for Social Impact GA (1 position available- pending funding approval)
Applications are due March 23rd at 11:59 PM. Apply here.
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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.
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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.