Through a collaboration between NOLAbeings the Tulane Office of International Students and Scholars and the Newcomb Tulane College Center for Global Education, we have captured stories of students, faculty and staff experiencing global citizenship through their education at Tulane. Click on the photos below to learn more!
"The beauty of immigrant history is that you have your foot in two different countries."
"When I got to Tulane, I felt so safe... It's like coming back to your home and family because of my relationships with the law school"
“How can you take the best of both worlds and incorporate them into your life to create a world that you'd like?”
“When I came to the U.S., I realized that some concepts that I thought to be constant, I realized that they're actually variables."
"I grew up moving abroad, basically my whole life. I was born in the States, but when I was six weeks old, we moved to Cameroon. From there, Armenia
"It is interesting to see how our backgrounds shape us."
"Step out of your comfort zone, to do things that you're not really good at, not used to doing."
"You know, actually interacting with people from diverse backgrounds is a positive thing. I think international exchange changes the way you think."
"And I think in today's world where the cliche's becoming flatter every day, if you're not preparing students to deal with people from different
"So I have this perspective of how precious life is and how people sometimes take healthcare for granted. That's why I have a really strong passion
"It was inspiring, too, because I came back and had a fresh new look on what it meant to be an activist and what it meant to be a humanitarian."
"But what I like about Tulane is that when I go into the Global Cafe they also have the US students who study abroad and international students
"I have classmates from everywhere. In my public health class, I have friends from Louisiana sitting on my right side, I have friends from Germany
“I've spent most of my adult working career abroad. I think there's a huge difference in international exchange and tourist traveling."
"I'm currently looking into how I can expand that into cultural rights related to land rights of this community in Brazil, called Ka'apor."
"So I do think it's important for travelers to educate themselves about cultural norms before they go into a different community, and then practice
I've never studied abroad but one of my greatest joys in life is befriending international students and serving them however I can.
You go abroad thinking you are gonna learn a lot about other cultures, but you don't realize the culture you end up learning the most about is your
I am new to Tulane. But am a Louisiana native, living in New Orleans for most of my life. I work as study abroad advisor for the Freeman School of
Studying abroad was the single most transformative experience of my undergraduate education and I have witnessed similar transformation in other
Spending a semester in Chile and a summer in Colombia completely expanded my world to embrace new culture, develop new friendships, and try new
Meeting other internation students from around the world on campus has allowed me to wander the world without leaving my back yard. Their cultures,
I came to Tulane in the year 2015 for my Master of Laws program and, I started my Doctorate program in comparative law a year later. I must say that
Before coming to the U.S. I had little knowledge about the country and specifically New Orleans. There are many reasons for calling it home now. This
I am from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being abroad is a very special experience. Meeting people from different countries is always exciting. I simply
When I was young, about twelve years old, I watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It's a really fantastic film. After I came to Tulane, I
I came here right after I graduated from university. I am pursuing my Master of Finance now. I love what I am learning here and I love the business
Mme. Alford first introduced me to international experiences in French class in high school. My family had never traveled abroad but Madame
The city of New Orleans and the Tulane campus are full of life! This is the perfect place to find a work-life balance - a great university to study,
I am from Bangladesh. I came to New Olreans in 2016. Moving to another university for higher education without any hostel life experience was tough
When I was 12 I accompanied family friends to Mexico for the summer to take care of their children while they worked. It was my first experience