Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to Tulane’s Study Abroad Blog!

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! One more week of working hard in classes until a well-deserved break.


Now is the time to register for classes! Are you studying abroad in the fall semester? Consider registering for COLQ 3050-01 Global Cultural Awareness: Preparing to Study Abroad. This is the first course is to be taken before studying abroad and is the first in a series of three 1-credit courses that meets once a week on Wednesdays from 3-5 from March 8-April 12th and will help you capitalize on your study abroad experiences, set up an internship, service, or "wild card" experience abroad, and help you learn the skills in intercultural communication to put you on track for an international career. For more information contact Prof. Annie Gibson

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Want to study abroad in Cuba during the Fall of 2017? Attend this info session on November 21st at 3:00 PM, during our weekly Global Cafe!


The Annual "Pot Luck" Thanksgiving Dinner is sponsored by The Office for International Students and Scholars and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

The dinner began as a means to provide a place for those international students who do not have a place to go for a Thanksgiving Dinner or who have never experienced an American Thanksgiving tradition and has sense expanded to include in any interested Tulanian who wishes to share in the experience of Thanksgiving with the Tulane community.

The Thanksgiving Dinner is traditionally held the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving Day. Students, faculty and staff bring specialty dishes as additions to the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Faculty and staff volunteer to serve the meal and an average of 800 people participate in the feast every year.

To volunteer for the event, please e-mail or go here.



Students participating in programs abroad often encounter host country nationals who are curious about our political system and very clued in to current events taking place in United States politics. One way to engage meaningfully with locals is to be informed about our political process and the different viewpoints of major and minor parties in our country. Make sure you are informed!
Here are some resources to start brushing up on your knowledge of politics in the U.S.

Come to this Q&A with Professor Brian Brox to learn about the impact of this election on your international experiences.

This Q&A information session with Political Science Professor Brian Brox will discuss the U.S. political system, the way it typically functions in presidential transitions, and to answer any questions you may have about what might come next, what impacts the transition could have on immigration, our international student community, travel, and even your upcoming semester abroad.



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 in the attached image:
Applicants may forward their resume to and


Looking for an internship next spring? The Latin American News Digest is hiring! This is a great opportunity for students to learn about Latin American events while writing for the Digest! Check out this link for more info.


Are you graduating this year and not sure what your next step is? Spend a year studying, interning and living in Germany through the Cultural Vista's Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals! For more info, click here.

Are you in pursuit of a career that utilizes your international experiences? Carpe Diem, based in Portland, Oregon, is an organization looking to hire program directors for their student trips. Check out this job description if you are interested: Page 1, Page 2



Read this article, "Optimizing your International Experience for Career Success", to learn how your study abroad experiences can benefit your future career, and other ways to make yourself competitive for international jobs!