Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Hello Tulane!

Hopefully everyone is working hard in their classes, and excitedly preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Events coming up: 

We’ve got some important events coming up for those students studying abroad in the Spring of 2017. The Study Abroad Office is holding Regional Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions next week. Attend to develop skills for intercultural communication, learn pertinent knowledge about transitioning into your homestay, and get first-hand advice from students returning from your program and international students from that country! 

For more information, access the events below:

International Engagement Opportunities: 

Now is the time to register for classes! Are you studying abroad in the fall semester? Consider registering for COLQ-3050: Global Cultural Awareness in spring 2017 to help you capitalize on your study abroad experiences and set up an internship while you are abroad next fall.


The deadline for the Critical Language Scholar Program is coming up! Have you ever wanted to learn a critical language, but never had the opportunity? Are you interested in becoming more competitive in the job market? Check out this amazing program offered by the U.S. Department of State


Interested in becoming more involved with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival? The Cultural Exchange Pavilion team is hiring a Spanish-speaking intern to assist with translation and interpretation in preparation for the festival. More details provided here. 

Applicants may forward their resume to International@nojazzfest.com and cepadmin@nojazzfest.com. 

Interesting Reads: 

This is a shoutout to Rae Robey, a Tulane student who published an article during her time on the CIEE program in Seville, Spain. The article, published in CIEE's magazine Mas y Menos, describes the lives of first generation Chinese students in Spain, and the blend between their Chinese heritage and the Western culture in which they live. Congrats Rae! 

Ouni Zhang outside of Hiper Oriente

The ability to study abroad is an amazing gift, and one that Tulane students do not take lightly! Read this inspiring story about a Tulane alumna who received a scholarship to study abroad while in school, and then decided years later to create her own scholarship for future study abroad participants. 


Anthony Bourdain, interviewed recently on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, reflects on the challenges of being an in-tune, culturally aware traveler. When offered an unsavory piece of an animal to eat (check out the interview to see what) while in a village in Namibia, Bourdain accepted even though the food wasn't the most, let's say, appetizing. Among other things in this interview, he describes why it's so important to take stock of the situation and the importance of the gesture rather than declining the offer: "What am I going to do, refuse him, embarrass him in front of his people, look ungrateful? That changes the whole tenor of the relationship. Find the full interview on NPR's website:

Weekly Events: 

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!