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OSA Operations During COVID-19

As of Monday, March 16, 2020 the physical location of OSA will no longer be open in an effort to reduce contact due to COVID-19. We will be posting updated information on here regarding our operations and other processes as things develop. All Office of Study Abroad events are canceled until further notice. 

OSA staff members will be working remotely. Emailing your study abroad advisor or osa@tulane.edu will be the quickest form of communication. 

 

How to I make an appointment to study abroad?

Students can continue to make virtual appointments with an advisor through our appointments website. The advisor will email you details about the zoom appointment before the scheduled meeting time.

How do I submit my course equivalency form?

For the time being, all physical submissions of documents will be canceled. To submit course equivalency forms please email Joanie Vicknair at crystal@tulane.edu. 

Where is my transcript from Fall 2019?

The Office of Study Abroad is processing transcripts as they arrive in our office.  For immediate transcript concerns, please email Joanie Vicknair at crystal@tulane.edu. Please allow 3 - 5 business days for a response, and do keep in mind that was we transition into these new procedures longer waiting periods can occur.

I am planning to study abroad in the Summer or Fall in a country that currently has a level 3 travel advisory. What should I do?

The COVID-19 situation remains very fluid. Stay in close contact with your study abroad advisor as well as with your host institution or study abroad provider. As the situation unfolds all parties will keep students updated about next steps. Discuss with your study abroad advisor what course of action may make the most sense for your academic plan.

I am experiencing an academic disruption and I need support. What should I do?

Some students may have the option to continue their current program through remote learning. That should be a first choice for completion. For all other students, please be in touch with your host program and the Office of Study Abroad about academic continuity solutions. While awarding of major/minor/core credit remains at the discretion of the individual department, the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Study Abroad has no plans to deny students general elective credit for courses completed remotely, and we anticipate that most departments will remain flexible on accepting credits within the major/minor etc. given the current situation.
 
All students returning from study abroad should complete this academic disruption survey and be in touch with their study abroad advisor.

Please continue to follow the FAQs put forth by Tulane University and OSA Updates. The university will continue to make plans to ensure your safe relocation and continued academic progress. As always, remember that our office is here to support you. Please contact our office or your individual study abroad advisor directly with questions or concerns.

I am experiencing a problematic financial issue based on this situation, what should I do?

We realize that sudden changes in study abroad travel plans may lead to a challenging personal circumstance or a financial burden for our students and their families. We are committed to assuring that none of our students will be left in a vulnerable situation. Should a student find that they are left financially or otherwise vulnerable by their sudden departure from study abroad, please write to the Office of Study Abroad at osa@tulane.edu.

COVID19 OSA Updates:

For the most up-to-date information from our office, please visit our COVID19 page.