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International Programs

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.


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.

The Ecuador program is an intensive, immersive study abroad course that gives students the opportunity to increase their understanding and appreciation of tropical biology, and to apply theory and knowledge acquired in the classroom to the real world. The course will be primarily based in Ecuador, with expectations for additional work before and after the international experience.

Students will receive regular lectures on tropical biology and conservation and will implement, and write up, field-based research projects related to the lecture material. These activities will take place within a context of community engagement based on active collaboration and interaction with Ecuadorian residents in a variety of contexts. Our community partner in Ecuador is FCAT; learn more about FCAT's work here

  • 2022 Program Dates: August 4 - 17, 2022
  • Program Fees: $4,500 per student (excluding airfare); need and merit-based scholarships are available 
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Lead Faculty: Jordan Karubian and Renata Ribeiro
  • Academic Credits: Students will receive 3 total credit hours (EBIO 3780: Tropical Field Biology and Conservation) and fulfill the first or second tier of the public service graduation requirement. The course serves as a 3000-level elective in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Application Deadline: The 2022 deadline has passed.
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.

  • 2023 Program Dates: TBD
  • 2023 Program Fees: TBD
  • Prerequisites: The following courses are recommended but not required: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1020), basic French and/or Haitian Kreyol.
  • Lead Faculty: Myriam Huet
  • Academic Credits: Students earn 3 credit hours (ANTH 3550: Social Change, Sustainability, and Postcolonial Identity in the Caribbean) and fulfills the first or second tier of the public service graduation requirement. Students can earn Africana Studies or Environmental Studies credit by request.
  • 2023 Application Deadline: TBD
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.