Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome back to Tulane! And welcome to the first weekly newsletter for the Office of Study Abroad!
The purpose of this newsletter is to keep students informed on different study abroad and international related events happening in Tulane’s community, as well as to keep students up-to-date in all aspects of Tulane’s study abroad application and selection process. Check back in to this site each week for updated Upcoming Events and Weekly Newsletters to make sure you stay in the know!

Important Upcoming Deadlines:

    - FALL 2016 study abroad application due Feb. 15th
             - SUMMER 2016 study abroad application due March 1st

Opportunities Abroad this Summer:

One Heart Source Deadline to Apply: Jan. 29th
International Internships Deadlines to Apply: Feb. 1st (1st session) & Feb. 15th (2nd session)
GRIT Scholars Deadline to Apply: Feb. 19th
Summer in Brazil: Portuguese Language and Culture Deadline to Apply: Feb. 26th

Tips for the Study Abroad Application:

1. Uploading your Transcript
There are two options for getting your transcript from the Office of the Registrar. 1) Log onto your Gibson online account and under the "Records" section on the left side of the screen, click "Order an Official Transcript." For a $5.00 charge, you can access it online or have it mailed to you. 2) Walk to the Office of the Registrar (located inside Gibson Hall on the bottom floor on the side closest to Tilton) on the Academic Quad and fill out an official transcript request & pick it up in 3-5 days for free! Then scan (there's scanners in the library!) it onto your computer and upload it to your study abroad account.
2. Teacher Recommendations
It's Mardi Gras season for professors too! Make sure to ask them soon for a recommendation so that they have time to write you a great recommendation before the application is due!

International Events in New Orleans:

1. Carnival Season has begun!
See the Mardi Gras schedule here 

International Events at Tulane:

1. European Refugee Crisis Talk with German Councilman Florian Kubsch
Monday, February 1st at 4 pm
Tulane University, LBC Qatar Ballroom (Room 212)

Photo taken by Catherine Sales at Roy's Peak during her Fall 2015 semester in New Zealand

Interesting Reads:

Did you know?

Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan

Follow Tulane Study Abroad’s Instagram and Facebook for more updates!