May 17 Update:  The Office of International Students and Scholars will be operating remotely on Friday, May 17 in order to support the various commencement activities taking place that day on the uptown campus.

OISS Office Closure May 27-31: From May 27 to May 31, our office will be closed.  May 27, Tulane University is closed in observance of Memorial Day.  May 28- May 31, the entire OISS team will be attending the NAFSA Annual Conference.  As the most important annual event for international educators, this conference will provide our team with vital updates and ideas that will help us to better serve our international community. 

If you have any timely requests, such as an OPT, CPT, or Academic Training application or a program extension, please be sure to get complete application to your OISS advisor no later than Friday, May 17 to allow for 3 to 5 business days for processing.  If not, we may not be able to complete your request before the conference. 

During this time, we’ll be monitoring our email for true immigration emergencies, but please be sure to expect a delay in our response.  We’ll still be there if you really need us. 

Thank you for your cooperation,

The OISS Team

International Students & Scholars

Our Role Within the Global Community


Tulane University's Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides leadership in the internationalization of the University by supporting the Tulane international community and facilitating cross-cultural interaction. By way of support, OISS offers quality programs and services and ensures compliance with federal immigration regulations. In addition, OISS is the designated office on campus to provide immigration advising and support services to Tulane's international community, specifically individuals in F, J, and H status.

Our strong belief is that a vibrant international community enriches Tulane University and the New Orleans community and is an essential component to understanding our role within the world community.

Donate to the International/Undocumented Student Emergency Fund

This section contains specific information for both new and continuing undergraduate, exchange, and graduate students in F-1 and J-1 visa status at Tulane.

Learn about making an appointment and requesting documents from the OISS team.

The scholar section contains specific information for J-1 visiting scholars/professors, and H-1B employees at Tulane University.

Complete orientation information for new international students.

Important information for Tulane departments on hosting visiting scholars, sponsoring H-1B employees, and bringing special international groups to campus.

OISS hours, general information and guidance.

Tulane’s International Community is making Waves

Our International students and scholars talk Tulane, New Orleans and their involvement in OISS.

OISS Calendar