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 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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