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Message from the Director

Welcome to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at Tulane University. OISS is the designated office on campus to provide immigration advising and support services to more than 1300 international students and scholars from over 85 different countries.

We primarily work with students and scholars in F-1, J-1, TN, and H-1B status and their family members, but we welcome the opportunity to connect with other members of Tulane’s community, whether you are an international student on a different type of visa or a U.S. student interested in global issues.

Our strong belief is that a vibrant international community enriches Tulane University and the New Orleans community and is an essential component to understanding our role within the global community.

The mission of OISS is to provide leadership in the internationalization of Tulane University by supporting the Tulane international community, serving as international educators, and facilitating cross-cultural interaction. OISS achieves this mission by offering quality programs and services and ensuring Tulane’s compliance with federal immigration regulations.

While you are at Tulane, we hope you take advantage of the many opportunities you’ll have see free music at the French Quarter Music Festival, eat unlimited amounts of crawfish at Tulane’s Crawfest, check out the world famous Jazz and Heritage Festival, see how we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (hint: watch out for the flying cabbage and potatoes), and so much more!

I encourage you to take a moment and explore the OISS website as it provides comprehensive information on government regulations and other resources to help you navigate issues that are most common to international visitors. OISS is your home away from home and it is our privilege to serve you. I invite you to contact our office at any time we can be of assistance. Best wishes for a successful and productive time at Tulane.

Sincerely,

Kristy Magner
OISS Director