Study Abroad Advising
Eligibility & Preparation
Application & Deadlines
Currently, students may schedule advising appointments by signing up for an appointment at the Center for Global Education, where a week-to-week schedule is posted.
Programs for which an advising session is required before applying:
Independent Scholar Option (ISO) Proposals
One of the most challenging aspects of study abroad can be deciding where to go, what to study. Tulane's policies and applications procedures, as well as programs descriptions are clearly outlined here; the advising session is not a time when these policies will be reiterated. It is a time to discuss your goals and aspirations for study abroad, and specific questions you may have pertaining to program offerings or Tulane policies.
Students are encouraged to begin their conversations about study abroad with their academic advisors. This can take place as early as the freshman year.
Contact the Center for Global Education to meet with a student peer advisor, a Tulane student who has recently studied abroad. Peer advisors can provide you with basic details about the study abroad process. The peer advisors will also share with you their experiences abroad, which can help you decide to which program you will ultimately apply.
After meeting with a peer advisor, you may well need additional guidance to study abroad. At this point, you should schedule an advising appointment with a member of the study abroad staff in the Center for Global Education.
Study Abroad Advisors
Mr. Josh Burns, Study Abroad Advisor
Ms. Robin Pipkin, Study Abroad Advisor
Study Abroad Alumni/Past Participants
Study abroad alumni provide a particularly unique insight into the programs available to Tulane students, which can be helpful in identifying an appropriate study abroad program. The Office of Study Abroad maintains a list of recent participants available in the study abroad resource room.
In addition, many program sponsors and overseas universities maintain lists of alumni who are willing to speak with prospective students about their experiences on a particular program.
Study Abroad Fairs & Events
Each October, the Office of Study Abroad hosts a study abroad fair to promote the international opportunities at Tulane University. 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. This year’s fair will take place on Wednesday, October (TBA, 2013) in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (LBC).
Program-Specific Information Sessions
The Office of Study Abroad hosts program-specific information sessions throughout the semester for interested students to learn more about Tulane Study Abroad Programs, international scholarship opportunities and post-graduate career options.
Study Abroad Resource Library
The Office of Study Abroad maintains an extensive resource library in the main reception room for Global Education for students to utilize. The resource library contains travel books and guides, travel histories, literature, maps, and other materials on the various countries and regions where Tulane programs exist.
In addition, we maintain resource binders for each study abroad option, which contain course descriptions, program brochures, and program evaluations completed by Tulane students.
The Resource Library is open during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Books are not available to be checked out, however students may use the materials in the reading areas.