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

Students

Whether you're a prospective or current student, OISS is here to answer any and all questions to ensure you are equipped for success at Tulane University. Find your classification below to learn more about policies and procedures, helpful tips on New Orleans living and more.

Find information about becoming an international student at Tulane University. 

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Welcome to Tulane University! Let us help you navigate preparing to travel to the United States.

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As your main contact for any international issues, we are here to offer answers to all questions that may arise.

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Learn about scholarship and fellowship opportunities, maintaining J-1 status, dependent info and more.

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New International Student Orientations

The OISS hosts a special orientation program designed to cover all of the information you need, whether this is your first time in the U.S. or you have studied here already. It's also a wonderful opportunity to meet other international students.

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