The Office of Study Abroad is thrilled to announce the launch of our new website, global.tulane.edu/osa!If you're reading this, you probably already know about the website (since we're on the website and everything...), but I'm hear to talk about some of the great features we've been able to add. The new homepage features student experiences, in the form of videos, blog entries and feeds from our social media pages. We've also expanded the information we provide to students as they move through the study abroad experience, as they think about study abroad as prospective students, as they go through the experience in their international location and once they come home. Whether looking to reintegrate back into campus life or figure out how to go back abroad, our Returned Study Abroad Students section provides more informaiton than ever before!
We have also worked to develop our page on Intercultural Learning, and will continue to share resources on the changes students may experience and lessons they may learn while they are studying abroad. One of our intercultural learning initiatives this year has been to bring in and train a group of OSA Peer Advisors, 5 amazing Tulane seniors who have all gone through the undergraduate study abroad experience. They've gone through the research and application process to find a study abroad program, dealt with the ups and downs of culture shock and successfully come back into their lives on campus. They each work in our office and serve as a resource to Tulane underclassmen who are interested in embarking on a similar international adventure!
Finally, we have relaunched OSA Global, our application site. Students use this page to research programs, make advising appointments and apply to study abroad. Our hope is that the site is user-friendly and informative! As a companian to this programs page, we hope that prospective students will utilize the resources on global.tulane.edu/osa to think about how to select a program! This Selecting a Program page now has many different resources, including major guides, to help students prepare for advising appointments and do their research on study abroad options.
We hope you enjoy our new website. Keep in mind it is a work in progress! We welcome feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org! If there is a feature you'd like to see, don't hesitate to let us know.