Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to the Tulane Study Abroad Blog!

We hope that everyone is finished with their midterms, and getting ready for a fun and relaxing fall break. Luckily, you are all returning for the most exciting time of the year: International Education Week! Tulane’s Center for Global Education is proud to celebrate the internationalization and exchange efforts on our campus. This week’s blog is dedicated to providing information about all of the amazing events that are taking place from October 17-23 here at Tulane. Look below to find out more!

Monday, October 17:

Grant Showcase Luncheon: International Experiences
Stibbs Room 203
12:00-1:00 PM

Celebrate International Education Week by hearing from students who received funding for international projects, research and experiential learning.  Information on how to apply for funding will be provided, and lunch will be served.  RSVP at bit.ly/iew-grantlunch.

Sponsored by Co-curricular Programs and Cohort Programs. For more information about Newcomb-Tulane College grants visit tulane.edu/college/programs/grants.cfm or email donuts@tulane.edu.  

Link to the Facebook event here!

Global Cafe:
International Pecha Kucha
Pederson Lobby
3:00-5:00 PM

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 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.

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 www.pechakucha.org.

Mindful Journey: Guided Meditation
Anna May Lounge, Caroline Richardson Hall, 2nd floor, 5:00-6:00 PM
Join us for a mindful journey to your favorite place on earth! Using guided meditation, we will spend the early evening traveling (in our minds) to far off lands, all while relaxing and practicing basic mindfulness techniques. No previous meditation experience necessary.

Tuesday, October 18:

An Evening with Francisco Goldman
Novelist & Scholar
Rogers Memorial Chapel
6:00-7:00 PM

An experienced and acute observer of a part of the world deeply influenced by the United States, Goldman will offer a global perspective on this year’s Forum Tulane theme: Power.
Professor Goldman, the author of 5 books, has taught at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, the Institute of New Journalism and many other institutions. He currently lives in Mexico City. Please visit his website for information.

Wednesday, October 19:

Study Abroad Fair
Qatar Ballroom
2:00-5:00 PM

Learn more about Tulane’s programs abroad, meet program representatives and Tulane study abroad alumni & professors, and find out about international volunteer and intern opportunities!

International Alumni Panel
Tidewater Building
1440 Canal St., Room 1206
5:00-7:00 PM

Join School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine International Alumni with OISS and Career Services for a panel discussion on the international student job search, followed by a brief reception. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn from and network with TUSPHTM international alumni.

Presidential Debate and Desserts with Dr. Brox
Nalty Commons
8:00-11:00 PM

Watch the debate and learn about the US Election process with Tulane Professor Brian Brox!

Link to the Facebook event here!

Facilitator Introduction - Brian Brox is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research and teaching focus on American politics and political behavior. He has published research on campaigns & elections, political parties, voting behavior, and public opinion. Next semester he will be teaching an advanced seminar on campaigns & elections as well as a course on politics & literature. He also works with students as the advisor of the College Republicans, College Democrats, and Young Americans for Liberty.

Thursday, October 20:

Tulane Alumni Association
International Programs Reception
Bea Field Alumni House
6319 Willow Street
4:00-6:00 PM

Join us at the Bea Field Alumni House for refreshments, and chat to learn about the Tulane Alumni Association and their International Programs.

Friday, October 21:

Careers Abroad Panel
Cudd Hall, Room 203
9:30-11:00 AM

Join the Center for Global Education in a discussion about working abroad after college. Discuss the pros and cons, and learn about resources to get your job search started!

IEW Fridays at the Quad
LBC Quad
4:00-6:00 PM

This Friday at the Quad will feature food from La Cubana, and International Music from all around the world! Stop by to celebrate the end of a great week!

Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23:

EAT - Experience American Tastes:

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

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!

Eat International on Campus:

To celebrate International Education Week, Bruff Commons and 1834 Club will be serving international food from different countries around the world. Here’s the schedule for this week:

Monday: Experience the Cuisine of Brazil
Bruff Commons: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
1834 Club: 11:30-AM-2:00 PM

Tuesday: Experience the Cuisine of New Zealand
Bruff Commons: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
1834 Club: 11:30-AM-2:00 PM

Wednesday: Experience the Cuisine of Greece
Bruff Commons: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
1834 Club: 11:30-AM-2:00 PM

Thursday: Experience the Cuisine of Nicaragua
Bruff Commons: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
1834 Club: 11:30-AM-2:00 PM

Friday: Experience the Cuisine of Singapore
Bruff Commons: 5:00 PM-10:00 PM
1834 Club: 11:30-AM-2:00 PM

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