Friday, September 30, 2016

Weekly Newsletter - September 30

Greetings internationally-minded students!

With midterms in full-swing, we hope that everyone is productive and focused. There are some great study break opportunities to stay engaged with global opportunities on campus!

Semi-Finalist Round CGE Photo Contest:

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who entered their pictures into the contest. We received a variety of submissions from both international students and students who have studied abroad, and are making the final decisions next week. Stay tuned for the results!

Read some blogs from Tulane students currently abroad:

Now that our fall students are settled in their study abroad locales, we've been able to update our OSA blogroll! Check out what Tulanians are getting in to all over the world! We have bloggers in Thailand, Scotland, Italy, Brazil, Ghana, New Zealand and Denmark! Head over to our blog page to read about their adventures: & a BIG thank you to our student bloggers!

Check out the Indian Association of Tulane:

WHERE: Kendall Cram in the LBC
WHEN: Saturday, October 1st, 12-3pm
The Indian Association of Tulane U. is hosting CultureSHOCK this Saturday in the LBC! It's an amazing opportunity to check out some awesome Indian music and food, and to learn about the IATU events taking place on campus this year! Go international without ever leaving campus!

Attend the first Latin American Cinema Series:
When: October 1st and 2nd
Where: The Broad Theater, 636 North Broad, New Orleans
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies is collaborating with The Broad Theater to present the 1st Annual Latin America Cinema Series. The series will showcase a wide variety of shorts and features from Haiti, Cuba, Argentina, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. Titles include such film festival standouts such as THE APOSTATE, Martin Sheen’s latest film THE VESSEL, and IXCANUL, the first Guatemalan film shot in the Kaqchikel Maya language.

This film series is presented in partnership with WWNO and the Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti. All proceeds from the Haitian series will go to Cine Institute.

Come meet internationally-minded Tulanians at our weekly Global Cafe:

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This is a great opportunity to interact with international students, returned study abroad students, study abroad advisors, and internationally-minded Tulane faculty and staff. Come join us for coffee desserts every Monday from 3-5 pm in the Pederson Lobby of the LBC!

Sign up below to welcome our international students by hosting them for lunch or dinner at your home or dorm:

EAT - Experience American Tastes:
Happening on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd

What is Experience American Tastes (EAT)? –
EAT provides Tulane's international students and scholars the opportunity to experience American culture and cuisine with a member of the Tulane community (faculty, staff, students, and alumni). If you want to enjoy the company of international guests, become a host, and share a meal with other international students and scholars on October 22nd and 23rd, sign up here!   After you sign up we will be giving you specific information about who you have been paired up with, information on dietary restrictions, and conversation tips for both you and your guest!

Come hear interesting stories from Tulane experiences around the globe:

Global Connections Presentations, Pecha Kucha Style
In honor of International Education Week  we are holding this special event (during our Global Cafe) to give internationally-minded students the opportunity to share their stories with the Tulane community.   The theme will be “Global Connections”, and students returning from study abroad will describe highlights from their experience and members of the international community will be sharing their stories of adapting to the States, stories from home, and highlights from their research and work here at Tulane.

  • When: Monday, October 17th, 3:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Where: Pedersen Lobby, LBC (Bldg. 29)

What is Pecha Kucha?
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. For more information, visit

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