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International Education Week


For International Education Week 2023 (IEW), Tulane University is exploring the theme of Sustainability & Environmental Justice to foster reflections about climate change, environmental equity, and sustainable futures, locally and globally.


At Tulane, IEW is also meant to cultivate spaces for global awareness across borders, fostering an inclusive international community, and facilitate impactful global learning and engagement, while also aligning with our institutional mission of equity, diversity, and inclusionIEW is a joint national initiative of the Department of State and the Department of Education to think more deeply about and celebrate internationalization across U.S. campuses.


Tulane IEW 2022 Keynote Speaker Natalie Diaz

Olga Morales-Pate: Keynote Speaker

DATE: Monday, November 13 / TIME: 5:00 PM

WHERE: Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), Tulane University

Olga Morales-Pate, an accomplished and experienced leader in environmental justice and rural community development issues, became CEO of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) in October 2022. RCAP is a national non-profit network providing opportunity, assistance, and practical guidance to small communities in all fifty states, U.S. territories, and tribal lands to ensure access to safe drinking water, sanitary wastewater disposal, and economic prosperity for all rural America.

As Assistant Director of Community and Environmental Programs, she led a team of 48 and managed an annual portfolio of nearly $10 million in grants and contracts. Olga also developed and led the Western RCAP's regionalization work and authored legislation that established the New Mexico Colonias Infrastructure Fund which has secured $144.6 million for 263 infrastructure projects since 2011. She also served on the EPA’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), where she established strong working relationships with the agency while leading advisory efforts on issues such as climate change, hydraulic fracturing, carbon sequestration, and harmful algae blooms and cyanotoxins among others.​

At Tulane, we are eager to learn more about how the RCAP works with rural and often overlooked communities -including the many challenges- in order to elevate rural voices and build local capacity/sustainability to improve the quality of life by having access to water.  Olga’s work around water inevitably resonates with our local community in New Orleans, the Mississippi, and the Gulf as a living example of how water and climate change have shaped and will continue to shape every fiber of our histor(ies), locally and globally.

Tulane Language Day

DATE: Tuesday, November 14 / TIME: 2:00 - 4:30 pm

WHERE: Qatar Ballroom (LBC) & Kendall Cram Lecture Hall (LBC), Tulane University

Please join us for a celebration of language and culture at Tulane Language Day (TLD)! This event will celebrate language and culture in unique and exciting ways. On November 14, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tulane University students, faculty, and staff will embrace the diverse languages offered at the School of Liberal Arts and explore their rich cultural backgrounds. Participants will engage in interactive activities, enjoy cultural performances, and sample delicious food from different cultures. The TLD event offers a unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the wealth of languages taught at our institution. Make sure to mark your calendar and seize this extraordinary opportunity to embark on a linguistic adventure like no other!

Sponsors: School of Liberal ArtsThe Language Learning Center, The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Global Education,  Altman ProgramTulane Global, Middle American Research Institute

Tulane IEW 2023 Language Day
Tulane IEW 2023 Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Fair 

DATE: Wednesday, November 15 / TIME: 2 - 5 PM

WHERE: Qatar Ballroom (LBC), Tulane University

Whether you are just starting to think about study abroad at Tulane or you are planning to go abroad next semester or summer, this is the event for you! The NTC Office of Study Abroad approves over 160 international programs spanning every major and world region. Program representatives from around the world will be tabling in the LBC from 5 to 5 PM. 

IEW '23 Closing Ceremony & Dow Dance Company Performance

DATE: Wednesday, November 15 / TIME: 5:30 pm

WHERE: Kendall Cram Lecture Hall (LBC), Tulane University

Join Tulane Global, the Office of International Students and Scholars, the Department of Theater and Dance, and the Tulane international community for a reception to close International Education Week 2023. The Dow Dance Company will perform the piece titled “IYA-ORISHA”, a fictional journey through the tales of West African divinities told in an Afrofuturism lens. The performance is composed of a Hip-Hop cypher, a sculpture and painting installation by Dow-Dance Company performers: Arouna Guindo, Caleb Dowden, Ceylon Seiber, Iman Keilah Marshall.   



Tulane IEW 2023


Full List of Events



IEW 2023 Kick-Off Breakfast

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Collins C. Diboll Gallery (Downtown)
9:00 - 10:00 AM



Olga Morales-Pate - Keynote Speaker

Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)
5:00 PM





TU Citizens Global Café

Mezzanine (LBC)
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Registration Coming Soon




Qatar Room & Kendall Cram (LBC)
2:00 - 4:30 PM





Study Abroad Fair

Qatar Ballroom (LBC)
2:00 - 5:00 PM



IEW Closing Reception & Performance by Dow Dance Company

Kendall Cram (LBC, 2nd Floor)
5:30 PM




Other Events

Monday, Nov. 13 (3:00 PM) - Fulbright (Early Bird) Information Session & Networking at the LBC (Stibbs Conference Room) - REGISTER 

Tuesday, Nov. 14 (11:00 AM - 1:30 PM) - CIEE Walk-In Advising (Study Abroad) at McAlister Place (Table/Booth) - REGISTER

Wednesday, November 15 (3:00 PM) - Virtual Immigration Law Workshop by Ware Immigration Law Firm and OISS - REGISTER

Wednesday, November 15 (4:30 PM) - Faculty and Staff Training Series: International Student Experience Panel at the LBC (Race Room) - REGISTER

Wednesday, Nov. 15 (3:00 PM) - Panel: Creating Global Communities: Art's Role in Developing Vibrant Communities at the LBC (Stibbs Room) - REGISTER 

Wednesday, Nov. 15 (7:00 PM) - Virtual Info Session: Summer 2024 in India Program via ZOOM. REGISTER

Thursday, Nov. 16 / 11:00 AM - Explore GREEN Careers, Career Corner Tabling Event at the LBC (Pedersen Lobby) - REGISTER

Ongoing: Exhibitions at Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb Art Museum, Howard Tilton Memorial Library.