Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Happy Mardi Gras! 
The deadline for Fall 2016 study abroad is just 10 short days away, so it's really important that if you want to go abroad next fall, you get working on the application! 

Important Upcoming Deadlines:

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

Opportunities Abroad this Summer:

International Internships Deadlines to Apply: 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:

Academic Statement
Demonstrate the connection between your study abroad program and the curriculum you are pursing at Tulane! It is important to explain how your study abroad program will complement and expand what you've already learned here at Tulane. A great essay will go further than explaining a personal desire to go to a certain country, but rather how going to that country will enhance your academic knowledge of a certain field. That means that although you are excited to go to a foreign place and explore new areas, that is not what the emphasis in your essay should be about! Everyone is going to travel when they go abroad, so focus on the specific elements of your program rather than the sights you're excited to see.

International Events in New Orleans:

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

2. Qui a tué Alain Sassin? An Interactive Murder Mystery
Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 6 pm
Alliance Française of New Orleans, 1519 Jackson Avenue
Featuring PHD student of Tulane's French & Italian department

International Events at Tulane:

1. Héctor Hoyos: "Interpretation and Literacy Agency"
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents a talk by Dr. Héctor Hoyos, Assistant Professor of Latin American literature and culture at Stanford University.
Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Jones Hall 100A, Greenleaf Conference Room 

2. The 21st Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy
The Tulane Law School presents their annual summit featuring panels on international water rights, endangered species protection, solar energy protection and more!
February 19th and 20th
Tulane's Uptown Campus, Weimann Hall
More info: 

Photo via Sydney Satre, taken at the Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil during her Fall 2015 CIEE Salvador De Bahia study abroad program

Interesting Reads:

Did you know?

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, holds the world record for the longest place name. 
In Thai, the official language of Thailand, Bangkok is known as:


Fortunately, most Thais abbreviate the name to "Krung Thep" which translates to "City of Angels" in English.

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