Friday, April 22, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Happy End of the Semester! 
With just two days left of classes, we hope that you are focusing on preparing for finals and finishing up all of your work for the semester. Remember, if your program requires a secondary application and you haven't completed it yet, NOW is the time! Your study abroad advisors are here to meet with you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have, so be sure to schedule an appointment (or email them if you just have 1 quick question) if you need assistance before the school year ends! Otherwise, good luck on your finals and safe travels home to those leaving New Orleans for the summer! And to all of you students traveling abroad for the summer or in the fall, we can't wait to hear about your experiences! Don't make the OSA a stranger upon your return!

Important Announcements:

In an effort to bring some relief to those affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the coast of Ecuador this past Saturday, April 16th, the Ecuadorian community at Tulane has created the "Tulanians Together" Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund. Their aim is to collect donations that will help the Ecuadorian Red Cross with its mission in the areas affected by this natural disaster. They will be tabling on McAlister and in the LBC through this upcoming Tuesday. Stop by and receive a delicious Latin treat as a thank you for your donation, participate in a different raffle each day, and help fundraise for a beautiful country that needs our help. For more details, see the Facebook event here.


International Events in New Orleans:

1. Spring Outdoor Concert: A Caribbean/Latin American Musical Experience
This event, sponsored by XUTULAC: Xavier/Tulane Latin American & Caribbean Studies Partnership-a US Department of Education Title VI Educational Resource Center Initiative-will feature SoMisPo: The University of Southern Mississippi Steel Orchestra. Organized by Xavier University African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, Xavier University Mass Communication Department and Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Tulane University Africana Studies Program. 
Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 5 pm
Xavier University, UC Yard

2. NOLA Cherry Blossom Festival
Join Kawaii NOLA for a Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of springtime in New Orleans blended with their love for cute Japanese culture! For more details on the event, see the Facebook event here.
April 24, 2016
12-2 pm
Kawaii NOLA, 3512 Magazine Street

3. Exhibition "At Home and at War: New Orleans 1914-1919"
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, this exhibit looks at the war's impact on life in New Orleans, a city still strongly connected to its French roots and in full embrace of its robust German community.
Exhibit runs from December 9, 2015-May 7, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Boyd Cruise Gallery, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

4. China Lights 
New Orleans City Park is excited to announce the transformation of its Botanical Garden into a new and exciting space filled with over 30 blazingly bright silk structures and hundreds of lanterns to dazzle its audience members! Picture an incredible glowing dragon 131-feet long! Open during the day and night, come see what has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people in Europe (most recently in the Netherlands). 
Exhibit runs from February 23-May 1, 2016
New Orleans City Park, 1 Palmer Drive 
Buy tickets online here.


International Events at Tulane:

1. (Re-) Politicizing Inequality: Movements, Parties, and Social Citizenship in Chile
A talk facilitated by Kenneth Roberts of Cornell University, this lecture will give insight on Chile political pressures. The focal point of mass protest has been Chile's largely-privatized education system, one of the "social pillars" of the country's vaunted neoliberal development model. Roberts explores how Chile's free market reforms and pacted democratic transition largely removed inequality from the political agenda for the better part of two decades, and how social movements have challenged established parties and returned inequality to the forefront of political debate over the past five years. 
Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 1 pm
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

2. Black Atlantic Grooves: Carnival Music from NOLA and Afro-Brazil
Discover the parallels and interconnections between the Black Atlantic carnival traditions of northeast Brazil and the American. Featuring Scott Kettner, founder of Nation Beat and Maracatu New York, and SpyBoy Honey of the Mardi Gras Indian tribe "Creole Wild West," the day's events will explore the music and dance of Afro-Brazilian maracatu nação and the New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians. Audience participation is welcomed; no music or dance experience is required. Check out the Facebook event here.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 11:00 am- 6:30 pm
Jones Hall Patio & Jones Hall 100A

Photo via Patrick Clark, taken at the East Side Gallery in Berlin on a weekend excursion during his Spring 2016 semester abroad in Vienna, Austria.


Interesting Reads:



Did you know?

The original snow globe was invented in Austria by accident, in 1900. Originally the goal of the Austrian Erwin Perzy, a producer of surgical instruments, was to develop an extra bright light source for use as a surgical lamp. As he tried to intensify the candlepower of a now-called snow globe with particles made out of different materials for reflection purpose, the effect reminded him of snowfall and it's said that by this he got the idea for a snow globe.


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Friday, April 15, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Happy Crawfest! 
With just a little over one week left of classes, we hope that you are focusing on preparing for finals and finishing up all of your work for the semester. Remember, if your program requires a secondary application and you haven't completed it yet, NOW is the time! Your study abroad advisors are here to meet with you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have, so be sure to schedule an appointment if you need assistance before the school year ends! Otherwise, enjoy Crawfest this Saturday & have a wonderful weekend!


International Events in New Orleans:

1. Irish Italian Islenos Parade
Just 5 miles from downtown New Orleans is St. Bernard Parish, home to the annual St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade. With over 43 floats, 1,500+ members and 300,000 pounds of produce, this is the largest event in St. Bernard! As in other large Irish and Irish-Italian float parades, in addition to beads, cups and other trinkets, the riders on these decorated trucks will be throwing vegetables! From cabbage to potatoes to onions to carrots, catch enough to add them to your ingredients for dinner! 
April 16, 2016
Parade begins at 11 am
See the parade route here

2. 5th Annual Redd Linen Night at Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Redd Linen Night, curated by Ashé's Creative Team, is a visual and performance art fundraiser which celebrates the work of Ashé's beloved cofounder Douglas Redd, now an ancestor. Redd was a visual artist whose work has been described as the pivotal graphic influence for many of the African, African-American and Caribbean. Wear red and support local New Orleans artists! Light refreshments will be served. Tickets for the event can be found here
Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd


3. Spring Outdoor Concert: A Caribbean/Latin American Musical Experience
This event, sponsored by XUTULAC: Xavier/Tulane Latin American & Caribbean Studies Partnership-a US Department of Education Title VI Educational Resource Center Initiative-will feature SoMisPo: The University of Southern Mississippi Steel Orchestra. Organized by Xavier University African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, Xavier University Mass Communication Department and Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Tulane University Africana Studies Program. 
Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 5 pm
Xavier University, UC Yard

4. NOLA Cherry Blossom Festival
Join Kawaii NOLA for a Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of springtime in New Orleans blended with their love for cute Japanese culture! For more details on the event, see the Facebook event here.
April 24, 2016
12-2 pm
Kawaii NOLA, 3512 Magazine Street

5. Exhibition "At Home and at War: New Orleans 1914-1919"
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, this exhibit looks at the war's impact on life in New Orleans, a city still strongly connected to its French roots and in full embrace of its robust German community.
Exhibit runs from December 9, 2015-May 7, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Boyd Cruise Gallery, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

6. China Lights 
New Orleans City Park is excited to announce the transformation of its Botanical Garden into a new and exciting space filled with over 30 blazingly bright silk structures and hundreds of lanterns to dazzle its audience members! Picture an incredible glowing dragon 131-feet long! Open during the day and night, come see what has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people in Europe (most recently in the Netherlands). 
Exhibit runs from February 23-May 1, 2016
New Orleans City Park, 1 Palmer Drive 
Buy tickets online here.


International Events at Tulane:

1. Interfaith Shabbat
Join Tulane's Hillel and Tulane's Interfaith group on campus, Together at Tulane, for Shabbat this Friday night! Together at Tulane seeks to bring Tulane students together to learn about our different religions. Together at Tulane seeks to start conversations about our traditions, beliefs, spirituality, and what religion means to each of us. Come out to enjoy a FREE and delicious dinner and be part of this unique and meaningful experience.
Friday, April 15, 2016
7:30 pm (optional service at 6:30 pm)

2. (Re-) Politicizing Inequality: Movements, Parties, and Social Citizenship in Chile
A talk facilitated by Kenneth Roberts of Cornell University, this lecture will give insight on Chile political pressures. The focal point of mass protest has been Chile's largely-privatized education system, one of the "social pillars" of the country's vaunted neoliberal development model. Roberts explores how Chile's free market reforms and pacted democratic transition largely removed inequality from the political agenda for the better part of two decades, and how social movements have challenged established parties and returned inequality to the forefront of political debate over the past five years. 
Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 1 pm
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

Photo via Ellie Hellmers during her Spring 2016 semester abroad in Arica, Chile 


Interesting Reads:



Did you know?

France, as of February 2016, is the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to locate charities or food banks.


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Friday, April 8, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome Back! 
We hope that you've had a relaxing Spring Break and have gotten back into your daily routines. There's only a little over 2 weeks left of classes for the semester, so be sure to schedule an appointment with your study abroad advisor now if you have any questions or concerns, because your schedule will probably get very busy in these upcoming days. For those of you who are heading abroad in the fall, it's definitely time to complete your secondary application requirements if your program requires one, if you haven't already completed it. If you have any questions throughout this entire process, don't hesitate to ask your study abroad advisors for guidance! Lastly, take advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend and head to the French Quarter for French Quarter Fest if you get the chance!


International Events in New Orleans:

1. Irish Italian Islenos Parade
Just 5 miles from downtown New Orleans is St. Bernard Parish, home to the annual St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade. With over 43 floats, 1,500+ members and 300,000 pounds of produce, this is the largest event in St. Bernard! As in other large Irish and Irish-Italian float parades, in addition to beads, cups and other trinkets, the riders on these decorated trucks will be throwing vegetables! From cabbage to potatoes to onions to carrots, catch enough to add them to your ingredients for dinner! 
April 16, 2016
Parade begins at 11 am
See the parade route here

2. NOLA Cherry Blossom Festival
Join Kawaii NOLA for a Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of springtime in New Orleans blended with their love for cute Japanese culture! For more details on the event, see the Facebook event here.
April 24, 2016
12-2 pm
Kawaii NOLA, 3512 Magazine Street

2. Exhibition "At Home and at War: New Orleans 1914-1919"
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, this exhibit looks at the war's impact on life in New Orleans, a city still strongly connected to its French roots and in full embrace of its robust German community.
Exhibit runs from December 9, 2015-May 7, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Boyd Cruise Gallery, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

3. China Lights 
New Orleans City Park is excited to announce the transformation of its Botanical Garden into a new and exciting space filled with over 30 blazingly bright silk structures and hundreds of lanterns to dazzle its audience members! Picture an incredible glowing dragon 131-feet long! Open during the day and night, come see what has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people in Europe (most recently in the Netherlands). 
Exhibit runs from February 23-May 1, 2016
New Orleans City Park, 1 Palmer Drive 
Buy tickets online here.


International Events at Tulane:

1. Bayou Lacombe Work/Play Service Opportunity with INSTANT 
Join Tulane's INSTANT (International Studies Activism and Networking) for a work/play volunteer adventure! Join park rangers to help restore historical gardens and trails, then enjoy lunch in the great outdoors and be rewarded with a canoe outing on the bayou! All equipment and lunch is provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get a little dirty! Get out of New Orleans for the day and have some fun with international and returned study abroad students, as well as students interested in studying abroad! The ticket fee is only $10, and it's just to cover transportation costs. Purchase your ticket here.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
7:30 am to 3 pm


2. Holi
Come celebrate the beginning of spring with IATU, the Indian Association of Tulane University. Holi, or the "festival of colors," is a spring-time celebration in India where people have fun enjoying music, company, food, and of course, throwing colored powder! The IATU is having their own celebration and would like for everyone to come experience the fun with them! Additionally, there will be free food and free music. Be sure to wear something you don't mind getting a little bit colorful!
Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 1 pm
Bruff Quad

3. Political and Economic Challenges to Latin America's Left Turn
A dozen different Latin American countries have elected a left-of-center president since the late 1990s, and many of these presidents and their parties have achieved multiple re-elections. In recent years, however, these governments have confronted new political and economic challenges, ranging from the end of the commodity boom to corruption scandals, social protest, and the rise of new conservative challengers. This workshop and public symposium will explore these challenges and assess their implications for the region's leftist governments and their reformist legacies. This open forum will feature a discussion by multiple professors of Political Science and International Relations, from both Tulane and elsewhere.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 4pm
100A Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room


Photo via Clare McCarthy, during her Fall 2015 semester abroad with SIT in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interesting Reads:



Did you know?

The Dead Sea, which lies between Jordan and Israel, has shores that lie almost 1,400 ft below sea level, making it Earth's lowest elevation on land! 


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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Weekly Newletter

Happy March! 
For those students that were accepted to study abroad in fall 2016, congratulations! Remember that being accepted via Tulane isn't the end of your application process, be sure to start working on your secondary application if your program requires one. And congratulations to those of you accepted to study abroad with Tulane this summer!

Exciting Announcements:

1) Rachel Bondy, a junior at Tulane who just returned from her Fall 2015 IES Rabat study abroad program, won the "Landscapes and Landmarks" 2015 photo contest category for IES Fall 2015 Study Abroad Photo Contest. Check out her photo, titled "Medina," here.
2) CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) announced yesterday that Tulane University will be their new "School of Record" due not only to Tulane being a strong supporter of international education, but also because Tulane has highly respected academic programs for the fastest-growing academic areas of interest (STEM, business and management & health sciences) for international study. Read the article here.


Important Upcoming Dates:

Students approved to study abroad in Academic Year 2016-2017 and Fall 2016 must submit their online orientation and quiz by March 11th 
- Students approved to study abroad in Academic Year 2016-2017 and Fall 2016 must submit their Tulane-required post-approval documents by March 29th 


International Events in New Orleans:


1. Exhibition "At Home and at War: New Orleans 1914-1919"
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, this exhibit looks at the war's impact on life in New Orleans, a city still strongly connected to its French roots and in full embrace of its robust German community.
Exhibit runs from December 9, 2015-May 7, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Boyd Cruise Gallery, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

2. China Lights 
New Orleans City Park is excited to announce the transformation of its Botanical Garden into a new and exciting space filled with over 30 blazingly bright silk structures and hundreds of lanterns to dazzle its audience members! Picture an incredible glowing dragon 131-feet long! Open during the day and night, come see what has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people in Europe (most recently in the Netherlands). 
Exhibit runs from February 23-May 1, 2016
New Orleans City Park, 1 Palmer Drive 
Buy tickets online here.


International Events at Tulane:


1. Fulbright Program Information Sessions
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed Study/Research Projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. If interested in learning more about the Fulbright program, please attend one of the following info sessions:
Thursday, March 10, 2:30-3:30 pm, Cudd Hall 203- Study/Research Grant
Thursday, March 10 3:30-4:30 pm, Cudd Hall 203- English Teaching Assistant Program
RSVP at honors@tulane.edu to confirm your place.

2. Bayou Lacombe Work/Play Volunteer Opportunity
Join Tulane's INSTANT (International Studies Activism and Networking) for a work/play volunteer adventure at Bayou Lacombe this weekend. You will join park rangers to help restore historical gardens and trails, then enjoy lunch in the great outdoors and then reward yourself with a canoe outing in the bayou! Get out of New Orleans for the day and have some fun with international and returned study abroad students, as well as students interested in studying abroad! The fee is $10, and it is just to cover transportation costs. 
Find out how to reserve your place on the Facebook Event here.
Saturday March 12, 2016
Depart around 7:30 am and be back in New Orleans by 3 pm

3. Choreographing Freedom: Mass Performance in the Festivals of the French Revolution
Join Tulane's Department of Theatre and Dance in welcoming Kimberly Jannarone, professor of Theatre Arts at UC Santa Cruz and Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Drama and for a lecture inspired by her work. 
Wednesday March 16, 2016 
4:30 pm 
Newcomb SLA Conference Room-108B Newcomb Hall

Photo via Ana Stolle, inside the Colosseum in Rome during her Fall 2015 semester abroad in Florence, Italy.


Interesting Reads:



Did you know?

Australia is home to over 10,000 beaches. That means you could visit a new beach everyday for over 27 years!


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Monday, February 29, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Happy Leap Year! 
For those students that were accepted to study abroad in fall 2016, congratulations! Remember that being accepted via Tulane isn't the end of your application process, be sure to start working on your secondary application if your program requires one. And what could be more convenient than an extra day of the year to work on completing your application? 
For those interested in studying abroad this summer, the application for summer 2016 is due in tomorrow, so make sure to submit ALL of the parts of your application!


Important Upcoming Dates:

Fall 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017 notification of approval/non approval to study abroad Feb. 29th (today!)
Summer 2016 study abroad application due March 1st
- Summer 2016 notification of Tulane summer program admission status March 7th


Opportunities Abroad this Summer:

Tulane Summer Abroad Programs Deadline to Apply: March 1st


International Events in New Orleans:


1. Exhibition "At Home and at War: New Orleans 1914-1919"
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, this exhibit looks at the war's impact on life in New Orleans, a city still strongly connected to its French roots and in full embrace of its robust German community.
Exhibit runs from December 9, 2015-May 7, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Boyd Cruise Gallery, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

2. "Origins" Art Exhibit 
The Consulate of Mexico is pleased to present this exhibit by Mexican artist Ganthaus.
Exhibit runs from February 18-February 29th, 2016
Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
901 Convention Center Boulevard, Suite 118

3. China Lights 
New Orleans City Park is excited to announce the transformation of its Botanical Garden into a new and exciting space filled with over 30 blazingly bright silk structures and hundreds of lanterns to dazzle its audience members! Picture an incredible glowing dragon 131-feet long! Open during the day and night, come see what has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people in Europe (most recently in the Netherlands). 
Exhibit runs from February 23-May 1, 2016
New Orleans City Park, 1 Palmer Drive 
Buy tickets online here.


International Events at Tulane:


1. Language of Love Panel
Is love really a universal language? How do different cultures express love and affection? Can we compare this to an American view on relationships? Join the Tulane International Society (TIS) in unfolding these questions from various cultural perspectives with insights from a panel of international students and professors! Desert will be provided. Check the Facebook event here for more details.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ Tulane Hillel

2. New Orleans Premiere of "Tohoku Tomo" Documentary
Join the Japan Exchange Teaching Alumni Association (JETAA) for a very special event sponsored by the Tulane Asian Studies Program and the Japan Society of New Orleans. This documentary shows the months following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, and highlights the stories and  efforts of the countless volunteers that rallied together from around the world to support Japan. 
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Jones Hall, Room 102 @ 6-8:30 pm 

3. Choreographing Freedom: Mass Performance in the Festivals of the French Revolution
Join Tulane's Department of Theatre and Dance in welcoming Kimberly Jannarone, professor of Theatre Arts at UC Santa Cruz and Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Drama and for a lecture inspired by her work. 
Wednesday March 16, 2016 
4:30 pm 
Newcomb SLA Conference Room-108B Newcomb Hall



Photo via Bianka Northland, taken at the Valle De La Luna State Park during her Fall 2015 CIEE Santiago: Liberal Arts program in Chile.

Interesting Reads:



Did you know?

Australia is home to over 10,000 beaches. That means you could visit a new beach everyday for over 27 years!


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