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.
"We get to learn more about other cultures, which to me, is extremely rewarding and beneficial."
"I think that sense of discomfort, of submitting to being made ridiculous by your own ignorance, is the most important lesson I took."
"To know more people."
"To promote diversity and inclusion."
"Learning about new places and cultures!"
"It is important to expand your horizon!"
"Connecting with people from different cultures has enriched my life."
"I think it benefits everyone at Tulane when we have representation from so many different countries and so many different points of view."
"There is always something new for me to learn. I thought, ‘Wow, this is cool.’"
"To see another culture, look through a different worldview and lens, and stay with families while they were there, it was very transformative."
"Being in an environment where you have to react to something you've never responded to before is a great way to reflect on your own identity."
"There's just so much out there in the world to explore and to discover. To discover what it's like to be."
"The beauty of immigrant history is that you have your foot in two different countries."
"When I got to Tulane, I felt so safe... It's like coming back to your home and family because of my relationships with the law school."
“How can you take the best of both worlds and incorporate them into your life to create a world that you'd like?”
"When I came to the U.S., I realized that some concepts that I thought to be constant, I realized that they're actually variables."
"I grew up moving abroad, basically my whole life. I was born in the States, but when I was six weeks old, we moved to Cameroon."