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Get Involved

Your time at Tulane University is a time of growth and a time to foster relationships within the school, New Orleans and with other students and faculty. Join one of our organizations, attend a campus event or sign up to become a mentor. Volunteers play a critical role in helping new and continuing international students and scholars adjust to new traditions and cultural expectations in the United States and navigate new challenges and issues at Tulane University. To get involved with the OISS, please complete our volunteer interest form. While we cannot guarantee immediate placement in a program of your choice, we will do our best to provide you with future volunteer opportunities. Learn more about ways to get involved below.


Become a Buddy in the TUPals Program


Help new international students connect with their peers, upper class students, and ultimately, the institution as a whole.




Represent the needs and concerns of international students at Tulane and to work towards improving the Tulane experience.


Attend or Volunteer at OISS Signature Events and Programs


There are on-campus and off-campus events throughout the year. Come join us and meet international and internationally-minded people in the Tulane community.




Welcome New Students and Scholars


Help us welcome new international students during orientation programs, share your knowledge and experiences with them, come network and meet new people from all around the world!

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OISS Calendar of Events


We have multiple events throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events and also our past events to get an idea of the type of programming we do for the international community.

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Become an OISS Orientation Leader


Help new international students settle in to life at Tulane University.






Increase communication and collaboration across campus in order to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus for international students and scholars.