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Office of Study Abroad

The Office of Study Abroad provides a number of advising resources. Whether you are a freshman looking to explore program options or have questions about an open application, appointments with our peer and staff advisors are available to you.

Before attending an advising appointment, OSA asks that you spend some time reading through our policies, procedures and program list on the website and complete the Pre-Advising Form. Not sure where to start? Review our Study Abroad Goal-Setting worksheet. You can also watch our "Study Abroad 101" video and our helpful video tutorial, How to Research Study Abroad.

Peer Advising

Peer Advisors are all returned study abroad students who have been trained to help prospective study abroad students in making informed decisions regarding study abroad. Peer Advisors hold office hours and are available to meet with prospective students as you inquire about study abroad opportunities, the application process, OSA policies and procedures, or are simply seeking a student perspective on international education. While Peer Advisors have regional expertise and experience, they are qualified to advise on all programs across the globe.

Meetings with Peer Advisors resume during the academic year.

View the Peer Advising Webpage

Staff Advising

OSA is staffed with advisors who have experience working with undergraduates from all majors. Our advisors have studied, worked and lived abroad in their own lives, and have spent their careers helping students prepare for and adjust to host countries and academic cultures that are different from our own. Our advisors are available to assist you in clarifying your educational objectives for study abroad and matching them to an appropriate program. Advisors are available for appointments year-round (excluding University holidays) and can meet with you during the summer over Zoom.

**A note for students: as each advising appointment is tailored to a student's specific study abroad goals and programs of interest, please limit one student per appointment slot. Students should not bring friends, roommates, parents, etc. with them to a scheduled advising appointment.** 

ATTENTION: You do NOT need to make multiple appointments with different advisors if you are interested in programs in multiple regions. While advisors have regional specialties, all OSA advisors are trained to answer questions regarding approved programs in any region. If you are just starting out and are unsure of where you would like to go, feel free to make an appointment with any advisor. If you are interested in a particular program or host country, our advisors' regional specialties are listed below.

***Please note that students interested in NTC Summer in Dublin should contact Qing Yu (qyu@tulane.edu) for more information. 

Advisor

Specialties

Meeting Links

     
     

Siena Farrar 

  • All programs worldwide
  • Study Abroad 101 / exploratory advising
  • Africa (South of the Sahara)
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • Oceania
    • Australia, New Zealand
  • Summer in Stockholm
  • National University of Singapore, ITAM, USFQ, UniAndes, LUC, Sussex, UEA
Schedule
     

Mike Whisenant

  • All programs worldwide
  • Study Abroad 101 / exploratory advising
  • Europe:
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Scandinavia
      • Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland
    • Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Russia
    • Portugal
    • Greece
    • Summer in Paris
    • Spain
Schedule
     

Emma Brick-Hezeau

  • All programs worldwide
  • Study Abroad 101 / exploratory advising
  • Europe:
    • U.K.
    • Netherlands
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Middle East and North Africa
    • Arabic Language Programs
  • Washington Semester Program
  • Summer in Spain and Morocco
  • Internships
  • Programs outside of the Tulane portfolio
Schedule
Study Abroad Returnee Contact (SARCs)

The Study Abroad Returnee Contact (SARC) Program provides a platform for returnee study abroad students to share their advice and experience with students who are searching for a program and preparing to study abroad. Each semester, the Office of Study Abroad recruits returnees to help prospective study abroad students find the program that is right for them, as well as give insider advice about their host country and its academic culture, history and daily life. Prospective study abroad students can access a list of SARC's and reach out directly via email with their questions.

Meet the SARCs

 

Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education serves to guide all undergraduate international students through their student journey here at Tulane University.

 

International Student Support

 

The CGE staff members are here to answer your questions, offer advice and help you make the most out of your time at Tulane. Please use this link to schedule an appointment with Qing Yu, Senior Program Manager at CGE.