Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to the Tulane Study Abroad Blog!

Ways to get involved:

Check out the programming calendar for the upcoming International Education Week, which will take place from October 17-23.

Have a favorite upbeat international song or artist? Submit your song and we will add it to our playlist of music for the Friday at the Quad during International Education Week! Enter your song here.

Upcoming Events:

Join the Center for Global Education in a discussion about Working Abroad after college!

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

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!

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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!

Attend a presentation by the daughter of Berta Cáceres, a human rights activist that helped to transform many aspects of the social and political atmosphere in Honduras.

Thursday, October 27
6:30 PM
102 Jones Hall
Tulane University

In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam.
Cáceres grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. In 1993 she cofounded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. Death threats to Cáceres continued until March 3, 2016 when she was killed by gunmen in her home. Her death sparked international outrage. Dutch development bank FMO and FinnFund have since suspended their involvement in the Agua Zarca project.

Come out and hear first hand from her daughter, Olivia Zúñiga Cáceres. Talk will be in Spanish with English interpretation provided.

Sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Newcomb College Institute, the Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Amigos de Nuestra América.

Events in New Orleans:

Celebrate German culture and heritage at Oktoberfest!

  • When: Fridays (4:00 to 11:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (1:00 to 11:00 p.m.) from Oct. 7-22

  • Where: Kenner’s Rivertown (415 Williams Boulevard)

  • Details: $8 admission (ages 12 and under are free)

Oktoberfest, presented by the Deutsches Haus, is a local fall favorite that celebrates German culture and heritage. The festival takes place in Kenner’s Rivertown until the new Deutsches Haus opens in New Orleans. A wide variety of German food will be on sale, including Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Sauerbraten, pretzels, desserts, and Bavarian nuts. German beer is also on sale, including the Deutsches Haus’ own Oktoberfest Bier. Musical acts include The Bräts, Prost, and the Bayou Bavarians. Other events, including a Dachshund Dash, the Chicken Dance, and Masskrugstemmen– a beer stein holding contest– occur throughout. A historical exhibit and a gift shop are open to festival goers too. Come as you are, or show up in your lederhosen.

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