Friday, February 19, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome Back to the OSA's Weekly Newsletter! 
For those of you that applied to study abroad in fall 2016, congratulations on taking the first step in your study abroad process! Look out for a notification of your approval/non-approval on Monday, February 29th. For those interested in studying abroad this summer, the application for summer 2016 is due in about a week and half, so focus on putting all the finishing touches on your application.

Exciting Announcements:

  • Tulane's graduate school is officially the No. 1 graduate school nationwide in producing Peace Corps volunteers, the agency announced yesterday.
  • One of Tulane's students, Courtney Smith, who studied abroad with IFSA-Butler in Peru, wrote a reflection about her experience abroad and is currently being featured on the IFSA website. Check out what she has to say about her time abroad and how it opened her eyes to a new passion. Read the article here.

Important Upcoming Dates:

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

Opportunities Abroad this Summer:

GRIT Scholars Deadline to Apply: Feb. 19th
Summer in Brazil: Portuguese Language and Culture Deadline to Apply: Feb. 26th
Tulane Summer Abroad Programs Deadline to Apply: March 1st

International Events in New Orleans:

1. "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

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. Celebrate French-American Night with the New Orleans Pelicans
Come out to the Smoothie King Center to cheer on French basketball player Alexis Ajinca as the Pelicans take on the Timberwolves! Ticket purchase enters you for a chance to meet Alexis and get a personal photo with him before the game, so be sure to use the passcode FRENCH at checkout for $30 discounted tickets. 
Saturday, February 27, 2016, Tip-Off @ 6 pm
Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive

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. Voices and Memories from Brazil: A Panel Discussion
Join Tulane's Department of Communication for a panel featuring visiting PhD candidates from Brazil as they speak about their research on topics such as the Brazilian National Truth Commission, news coverage on racism and police violence in Brazil and in the United States, and the communication and consumption practices among youths in both Brazil and the United States. 
Friday, February 19, 2016
Newcomb Hall, Room 207 @ 3:15-4:30 pm 

2. Latin Shabbat
Join Tulane's Hillel for a free Latin-inspired Shabbat Dinner with tamales, rice and beans, & more. There will also be Latin America trivia and games!
Friday, February 19, 2016 
Dinner starts at 7:30, optional services start at 6:30 
Hillel, 912 Broadway Street

3. 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:

4. Hong Kong Market NOLA
Join the Tulane International Society (TIS) on a trip to the Hong Kong Market to do some shopping and meet some new people! Transportation to the market is provided. RSVP here
Saturday, February 20, 2016 
Buses leaving the uptown campus at 10:30 am, will arrive back on campus around 1 pm

Photo via Phoebe Coughlin, taken during an excursion in Cape Town, South Africa during her Fall 2015 SIT program centered in Durban, South Africa.

Interesting Reads:

Did you know?

The Pago en Especie ("Payment in Kind") program in Mexico allows Mexican artists to pay their taxes with their artwork! So, Mexican artists have the unique privilege of substituting their works of art for money owed to the federal government.

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