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Resources for Supporting the International Community at Tulane

Resources for Supporting the International Community at Tulane

We hope that you will find the following resources useful in your support of international students and scholars in the Tulane community.  

International Partners Outreach Group


Employing International Students 

Employing International Students


Cross Cultural Communication

Cross Cultural Communication

Intensity Factors



5 R's of Culture Change


U.S. Academic Culture

U.S Academic Culture and International Students


Tips for Faculty


Consider adding a welcoming and supportive statement to your syllabus or on Canvas:

”Tulane welcomes students from around the country and the world, and their unique perspectives enrich our learning community. This semester, some international students are facing unique challenges related to time zone differences, visas, travel restrictions, etc. If you feel like your performance in the class is being impacted by your experiences outside of class, please don't hesitate to come and talk with me. To support students whose primary language is not English, services are available on campus including language classes and individual appointments. For more information, contact the English for Academic and Professional Purposes Program at learneng@tulane.edu. The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is also a resource for international students and the larger Tulane community. OISS offers cross-cultural training, advising, programming and support services. They can be reached at oiss@tulane.edu.”

Recommendations if you have students located abroad or taking classes online:
  • Requiring all professors to record lectures and upload all documents to canvas. All other workshops/seminars should be recorded and posted as well. This is obviously not a new concept, but will be especially important for the hundreds of students located in other parts of the world this fall, but taking Tulane classes online.

  • Separate office hours for internationals students or office hours in the evening (time zone accommodations). The best times for students in China are 8 am (or earlier) or 8pm (or later).


U.S. Academic Culture & International Students handout with tips for faculty.


OISS Resources

  • Online and in-person advising appointments are available here.
  • Online document requests are available here.
  • Coronavirus updates, travel guidance, and FAQs for new and returning students can be found here.
  • Tulane faculty and staff can sign up for the OISS listserv to get immigration and support updates by emailing oiss@tulane.edu 


Tulane Resources

Please email oiss@tulane.edu with any questions.