OSA provides a number of resources for students to seek advice regarding study abroad.
OSA is staffed with advisors who have experience working with undergraduates from all majors. Our advisors have studied, worked and lived abroad in their own lives, and have spent their careers helping students prepare for and adjust to host countries and academic cultures that are different from our own. Our advisors are available to assist you in clarifying your educational objectives for study abroad and matching them to an appropriate program.
Each OSA advisor has spent a significant amount of time studying, living and/or working in particular world regions. While you can make an appointment with either advisor, you may wish to make an appointment with one whose regional expertise matches your interests.
Before attending an advising appointment, we ask that you spend some time reading through our policies, procedures and program list on the OSA website and complete the on-line advising form available here.
Ms. Julie Gamze first lived abroad in Nicaragua, and then spent her junior year abroad on the CIEE program in São Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Gamze has also worked in various regions of Mexico. She is particularly well-versed in Latin America, but is eager to help students with a wide variety of academic and geographical interests.
Mr. Joe Michel, Study Abroad Advisor for Paris, Copenhagen and Dublin summer programs
Mr. Joseph Michel runs the OSA’s front desk operations, assisting students, parents, and visitors who call, visit, or contact our office with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org In addition to helping students who contact us with a variety of inquiries, Joseph specifically advises students interested in summer study abroad programs offered by the Office of Study Abroad, and assists Pete Alongia with all logistical arrangements for those programs. Please contact Joseph at 504-865-5339 if you have a question about OSA summer programs or are uncertain whom to consult about another study abroad-related question or concern.
We also offer walk-in hours in the office and at Global Café each Tuesday afternoon from 2-4 PM in the LBC Mezzanine.
OSA Peer Advisors are all returned study abroad students who have been trained to help prospective study abroad students in making informed decisions regarding study abroad. Peer Advisors hold office hours and are available to meet with prospective students as you inquire about study abroad opportunities, the application process, OSA policies and procedures, or are simply seeking a student perspective on international education. Meetings with Peer Advisors require an appointment, which you can make online. Read about each of our peer advisors and schedule an appointment with them! As with our staff advisors, you may want to meet with the peer advisor who has experience in your region of interest. However, all PA's are able to assist students who plan to study on any OSA program.
Make an appointment with a peer advisor by clicking on his or her name below:
Maddie Cohen, CIEE Cape Town, South Africa
Praveena Fernes, CIEE Khon Kaen, Thailand Development and Globalization
Henry Monkarsh, London School of Economics
Ishan Patel, UPCES Prague
Amanda Verdi, CIEE Dakar, Senegal, Development Studies
The Center for Global Education hosts Global Café each Tuesday afternoon from 2-4 PM in the LBC Mezzanine. Global Café is a meeting-place for internationally-engaged or interested members of the Tulane community. Here, students, faculty and staff come together informally for coffee, tea and a snack and to relax and chat.
Each year the Office of Study Abroad hosts an October study abroad fair. Representatives from Tulane’s overseas partner institutions and program providers, as well as local representatives from cultural and educational institutions are on hand to discuss a wide variety of program opportunities with interested students. Study Abroad Alumni often attend the fair to give students an insider perspective on their program.
OSA Staff organizes information sessions based on major, region, duration and other considerations, throughout the academic year. Sessions may also cover such topics as international scholarship These sessions are open to all students. Check our calendar to see if there is an information session scheduled that interests you!
The Study Abroad Returnee Contact (SARC) Program provides a platform for returnee study abroad students to share their advice and experience with students who are searching for a program and preparing to study abroad. Each semester, the Office of Study Abroad recruits and trains returnees to help prospective study abroad students find the program that is right for them, as well as give insider advice about their host country and its academic culture, history and daily life. Prospective study abroad students can access a list of SARC's and reach out directly via email with their questions!
SARC is composed of Tulane students that have studied abroad. They are here to share their experiences, help guide students who are interested in applying and answer all questions you may have.