Learn about the 2019 TU Citizens below.
"It is interesting to see how our backgrounds shape us."
"Step out of your comfort zone, to do things that you're not really good at, not used to doing."
"Interacting with people from diverse backgrounds is a positive thing. I think international exchange changes the way you think."
"We have a more diverse student body that welcomes and is more prepared for a world that is increasingly becoming non-homogenous."
"I want to be a doctor and am studying political science at the same time because I want to go back home one day to change the healthcare system."
"When I came back I had a fresh new look on what it meant to be an activist and what it meant to be a humanitarian."
"What I like about Tulane is when I go to the Global Cafe they have U.S. students who study abroad and international students interacting together."
"Communication is the best skill I've gained as a student with an international background. If you communicate well you can connect both sides."
"There's always that first moment when you realize 'Oh my gosh. It's true what everybody says. We are more alike than we are different.'"
"Relations with indigenous groups and researchers have not been equal. For the past 20 years, researchers have been trying to make it more equal."
"It's important for travelers to educate themselves about cultural norms before they go to a different community, and then be respectful of them."
"One of my greatest joys in life is befriending international students and serving them however I can."
"Only by comparing and experiencing new things, we can understand and value our own culture."
"Living abroad transformed me, and I feel privileged to have witnessed similar transformation in thousands of students over my career."
"Breaking outside our community and culture should be a cornerstone of education."
"Spending a semester in Chile and a summer in Columbia expanded my world to embrace new culture, develop new friendships, and try new things."
"Meeting other international students from around the world on campus has allowed me to wander the world without leaving my backyard."
"Beyond rudiments, I have found substance for my career, met good friends and been prepared by renowned teachers."
"Before coming to the U.S. I had little knowledge about the country and specifically New Orleans. There are many reasons for calling it home now."
"Being abroad is a very special experience. Meeting people from different countries is always exciting. I simply don’t want to leave this place!"
"I founded Global Guides, a group of passionate study abroad returnees and exchange students who strive to create a globally aware community."
"I am dedicated to increasing student access to transformative international educational experiences."
"When I was twelve, I watched The Curious Case of Bejamin Button. After I came to Tulane, I found out it was filmed in New Orleans!"
"I love what I am learning here. Though some of my classmates are different from me, I really want to make friends with different backgrounds."
"I've learned about the francophone world through study and travel in France, Canada, Morroco, and Mali, and keep learning - the list goes on!"
"This is the perfect place to find a work-life balance – a great university as well as a great city to enjoy the culture, music, and history!"
"After coming here I met with many people from different backgrounds. I also experienced different cultural events which broadened my outlook."
"I went from shy to expressive and animated when I embodied a new culture and new language."