OSA provides a number of resources for students to seek advice regarding study abroad.
OSA Peer Advisors are all returned study abroad students who have been trained to help prospective study abroad students in making informed decisions regarding study abroad. Peer Advisors hold office hours and are available to meet with prospective students as you inquire about study abroad opportunities, the application process, OSA policies and procedures, or are simply seeking a student perspective on international education. Meetings with Peer Advisors require an appointment, which you can make online. Read about each of our peer advisors and schedule an appointment with them!
Make an appointment with a peer advisor by clicking on his or her name below:
OSA is staffed with advisors who have experience working with undergraduates from all majors. Our advisors have studied, worked and lived abroad in their own lives, and have spent their careers helping students prepare for and adjust to host countries and academic cultures that are different from our own. Our advisors are available to assist you in clarifying your educational objectives for study abroad and matching them to an appropriate program.
Each OSA advisor has spent a significant amount of time studying, living and/or working in particular world regions. While you can make an appointment with either advisor, you may wish to make an appointment with one whose regional expertise matches your interests. Advisors are available for appointments and also hold walk-in hours.
Before attending an advising appointment, we ask that you spend some time reading through our policies, procedures and program list on the OSA website and complete the on-line advising form available here. You can also watch our helpful video tutorial, How to Research Study Abroad
Ms. Julie Gamze first lived abroad in Nicaragua and while studying as an undergraduate at Tulane, spent her junior year studying abroad with CIEE in São Paulo, Brazil. Upon graduating from Tulane, she spent time working in the Oaxaca and Yucatán regions of Mexico. Although she is particularly well-versed in study abroad programs throughout Latin America, Italy, and in the Scandinavian cities of Copenhagen and Stockholm, Julie advises students for all Tulane-approved study abroad programs.
Ms. Meredith Connelly is currently a graduate student at Tulane pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Asian Studies—her thesis will explore contemporary gender roles in Southeast Asia as represented in Korean and Japanese otome games. Although Meredith’s undergraduate study abroad experience was primarily concentrated in Western Europe—Paris, Dublin, and Edinburgh—Meredith has since visited sites in Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. As a Study Abroad Advisor, Meredith is particularly passionate about assisting and supporting LGBTQ+ students in accessing opportunities abroad.
Mr. Joseph Michel is a native New Orleanian who has years of on the ground experience developing Tulane summer programs. Joe spent his time abroad living with a host family in France. As a study abroad advisor, he is dedicated to facilitating international immersion experiences for Tulane students.
Julie Gamze: Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Global Cafe: Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Joe Michel: Wednesdays 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Meredith Connelly: Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00 PM*
*9/19/19 walk-ins will end at 11:00 AM.
The 2019 Study Abroad Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 16 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM in the LBC Qatar Ballroom. Mark your calendars!
The Center for Global Education hosts Global Café each Tuesday afternoon during the academic year (September-April) from 2-4 PM in the LBC Mezzanine. Global Café is a meeting-place for internationally-engaged or interested members of the Tulane community. Here, students, faculty and staff come together informally for coffee, tea and a snack and to relax and chat.
Each year the Office of Study Abroad hosts an October study abroad fair. 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. Study Abroad Alumni often attend the fair to give students an insider perspective on their program.
OSA Staff organizes information sessions based on major, region, duration and other considerations, throughout the academic year. Sessions may also cover such topics as international scholarship These sessions are open to all students. Check our calendar to see if there is an information session scheduled that interests you!
The Study Abroad Returnee Contact (SARC) Program provides a platform for returnee study abroad students to share their advice and experience with students who are searching for a program and preparing to study abroad. Each semester, the Office of Study Abroad recruits and trains returnees to help prospective study abroad students find the program that is right for them, as well as give insider advice about their host country and its academic culture, history and daily life. Prospective study abroad students can access a list of SARC's and reach out directly via email with their questions!
The Study Abroad Returnee Contact Program is composed of Tulane students that have studied abroad. They are here to share their experiences, help guide students who are interested in applying and answer all questions you may have.