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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