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International Program

CPS promotes international service projects for Tulane students and faculty. Public service programs located outside of the United States provide a unique opportunity for students to explore different cultures and communities while doing public service. The incorporation of public service into study abroad programs creates a bridge to different cultures. This bridge facilitates the development of meaningful relationships and allows students to expand their skill sets while contributing to the communities that have welcomed them to their country.

India

Tulane international public service students dishing out at LHAThe Tulane Himalayan Experience Program is an international intensive service-learning program and 3-credit class (Philosophies of Nonviolence and Ecology), offered in partnership with the Tulane Philosophy Department. 

Students will spend five weeks in India involved in community service projects while engaging in a variety of learning opportunities to develop an understanding of North Indian and Tibetan culture and philosophy.

  • 2018 Program Dates: June 1 to July 1, 2018
  • Program Fees: $3,330
  • Prerequisites: Preference will be given to students who have taken any section of PHIL 3500: Buddhism.
  • Academic Credits: Students will earn 3 academic credits (PHIL: Philosophies of Nonviolence and Ecology) and fulfill the second tier of the public service graduation requirement.
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018  
  • Community Engagement Projects: Sisters of Mercy (Mother Theresa's social service program), LHA Charitable Trust, permaculture farming, environmental projects
Ecuador

Tulane Ecuador International Public Service ProgramThe Ecuador program is an intensive, immersive study abroad course with a strong focus on experiential learning, design thinking, and engaged scholarship. The course will be primarily based in Ecuador, with expectations for additional work before and after the international experience.

Students will expand their understanding and technical abilities via lectures and readings; development, implementation, and presentation of independent research projects; journal entries and reflective essays; and close interaction with residents and practitioners.

  • 2017 Program Dates: May 21 to June 4, 2017
  • Program Fees: $3,300 (excluding airfare)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Academic Credits: Students will receive 3 total credit hours (Tropical Field Biology and Conservation) and fulfill the second tier of the public service graduation requirement. The course serves as a 3000-level elective in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and as an elective for the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) minor.
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Community Engagement Project(s): Field Research in Ecuador
St. Martin

Tulane St. Martin Internation Public Service participantsThe "Engage in St. Martin" program will develop students’ understanding of basic ethnographic methodology and anthropological theory through lectures, written assignments, and fieldwork exercises. It will introduce programs that promote cultural, food, and economic sustainability. Through these activities, students will develop close mentorships with Rastafari members of the 4 Real We Agree With Culture association and learn from local community leaders, officials, artists, activists, scholars, and writers.

Students will be exposed to the history and contemporary social issues of the Caribbean, grassroots and social movements, including the Rastafari movement; and gain a firsthand sense of the socio-political and economic canvas shaping the island's realities.

  • 2018 Program Dates: May 22 – June 6, 2018
  • Program Fees: $3,290 (excluding airfare)
  • Prerequisites: The following courses are recommended but not required: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1020), basic French and/or Haitian Kreyol.
  • Academic Credits: Students earn 3 credit hours (ANTH 3550: Social Change, Sustainability, and Postcolonial Identity in the Caribbean) and fulfill the second tier of the public service graduation requirement.
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2018. Apply here.
  • Community Engagement Projects: 4 Real We Agree With Culture (Urban Gardening, tutoring, non-profit administration)
Applying for CPS International programs

Applications for all CPS International programs are submitted through the Office of Study Abroad's application portal. Once on the site, search for the program you wish to apply for, by either using the search function or by clicking on the country of interest on the world map.

Scholarship Information

Merit and need based scholarships are available for students participating in CPS sponsored international programs (India, St. Martin, and Ecuador). Scholarship requests are incorporated into the program application.