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


Tulane's international community is thriving! Here's a look at how our international community is making waves.


We have 350+ international undergraduate, 900+ international graduate, and 90+ international exchange students.


More than 11% of all Tulane students are international.


Our students represent 83 different countries.


We have 12 international student organizations.


489 international students graduated in 2017.


250+ international faculty, staff and scholars are working and doing research at Tulane.

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) compiles and publishes an annual Statistical Report on the number of international students and visiting scholars enrolled at and hosted by the Tulane University. These data sets are also reported to the Institute of International Education (IIE) Open Doors Report each year. For more information, please contact our office.