The Office of International Students and Scholars, Freeman Abroad and Newcomb Tulane College Office of Study Abroad and Center for Global Education have partnered with @Clairebangser to collect stories celebrating the benefits of international representation and exchange on Tulane Campus as a part of global citizenship. Learn more about the different TU Citizens by clicking on their photos or names below.
"International Education is important to me because it allows different cultures, communities, and beliefs to come together... "
"Opportunity, progress, unity."
"International education is vital to the dissemination of ideas and cooperation of diverse peoples."
"I really enjoy studying abroad. I always wanted to study in the US..."
"It provides diversity..."
"I did not grow up in linguistically or culturally diverse communities but since I was a child, I've always been curious..."
"I learned more about people from different countries, cultures, beliefs."
"A chance to get in touch with different cultures."
"Chance for experiencing world-class teaching."
"There is so much out there to be learned and enjoyed, and it is just beyond your comfort zone!"
"International Education has allowed us to come here!"
"International education is important to me because I got friendship from it."
"International education gives us the opportunity to meet people from other cultures."
'I think one of the most important reasons is transcending borders: social, political, cultural borders."
"International Education means discovering, sharing. It has allowed me to open my eyes and my mind."
"International Education represents three things to me..."
"Meet people from different countries and cultures and, most importantly, travel and see the world."
"International education is important to me because of how much closer it brings the world together. Not just physical borders but also mental
"In undergrad, I studied in Beijing and loved the experience so much that I moved there after graduation."
"International education and experiences give us, as individuals and communities, an opportunity to expand on our own philosophies and ways of life
"To get engaged in diverse cultures. To understand how things work internationally."
"Exposure to cutting edge technology from all over the globe..."
"Coming from Myanmar where people don't have access to good education,"
"I see myself not only as a Kazakhstani professional or a US professional, but as an international professional."
"You know, most of the time we talk about languages dying, but this is an example of language genesis, a new language coming up."
''I noticed people treating me like someone from there which I think I felt uncomfortable with at the beginning, but then more comfortable with by
"Although I was born here in the United States, when I introduce myself, I always say I'm Mexican."
"When I was in Italy, I made a day trip out to the countryside. They had a big wine festival..."
"I'm doing a four plus one here - master’s in accounting because I find it very interesting. Not a lot of people like accounting, but I do."
"The military system in Egypt put borders for me. I'm living in exile. I can't go back to Egypt because I'm a human rights defender."
"When the Taliban arrived to Kabul last year, me with my family, we immigrated to the Republic of Poland."
"I think that the theoretical structure or concept of borderlands has been key in allowing us to question identity in general..."
"I lived in the US for years as being undocumented, and so the idea of borders was reinforced because I couldn't leave this country for a very, very
" I landed a job at an immigration law firm, working with H1 B visas, so worker visas, and then green card applications as well."