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Summer School Programs / Study Abroad

From the halls of the U.S. Congress to the virtual reality studios of Los Angeles, the frontlines of international conflict, and the minds of medical experts, Tulane's School of Liberal Arts Summer School Programs offer unparalleled experiences that will set you apart from the crowd. Whether in person or online, develop a new specialization and earn credits toward your degree this summer!

Summer School programs in 2021 include:

  • Environmental Studies Minor
  • Science, Medicine, Technology and Society
  • Summer Minor in U.S. Public Policy
  • Creative Industries
  • Stacy Mandel Palagye & Keith Palagye Program for Middle East Peace

Enrollment for School of Liberal Arts Summer Programs is open and we have three special opportunities:

  • Refer a friend! After enrolling in your Liberal Arts Summer Program, receive a $200 scholarship for referring a friend to the Liberal Arts Summer Program. Scholarships are granted at the end of the summer and applied to your billing account.
  • Complete 4 Liberal Arts Summer 2021 courses and receive a $1500 scholarship! Scholarships are granted at the end of summer and applied to your billing account.
  • Picnic with a Prof! Are you looking for more interaction with your professors off of Zoom? Connect with your professor over a safe, socially distant picnic provided by the School of Liberal Arts during your summer course.

Environmental Studies Summer Minor Program

A summer-long program that puts environmental studies into local practice and communities fighting for social justice. Beginning with a methods course in May, the four electives in the program connect the local to the global by exploring health and environmental justice through writing, service learning, and the lenses of race and inclusion. All courses may be used in the Environmental Studies major. Take all courses and receive a discount alongside our new minor in Environmental Studies.

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Science Medicine, Technology and Society

Get to know the Liberal Arts faculty who are putting science in historical, literary, and social science contexts. This curated series of science and technology studies courses are perfect for the student interested in medicine, science, high-tech or health career paths. No pre-requisite knowledge is required for these courses, many of which satisfy Tulane core requirements, including: service-learning, race and inclusion, and writing.

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Creative Industries

This cluster of courses have practical foci as we develop leadership roles and careers in creative and cultural industries, such as music, film/TV, museums, design, and the arts. Courses in storytelling focus on new digital forms and practices. Students can complete requirements for either the Digital Media Practices Major or the Strategy, Leadership and Analytics Minor (SLAM) through this program.

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Summer Minor Program in U.S. Public Policy

A seven-week summer program will give students a foundation for graduate school in public policy or a career in government and politics at the local, state, or national level. Students will learn how to analyze policy, while gaining knowledge in substantive policy areas and experience in local government. Students completing the minor will fulfill one of Tulane’s service-learning graduation requirements and have the option to complete the Liberal Arts writing tier-2 requirement. Take all courses and receive a discount alongside our minor in U.S. Public Policy.

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Stacy Mandel Palagye and Keith Palagye Program for Middle East Peace

A five-week summer program giving fifteen Tulane students an immersion in the dynamics of the Arab-Israeli conflict through classroom study and field experience in Israel. Admissions are competitive, with most expenses paid for accepted applicants. Please note: Should travel to the Middle East not be possible, the program will go ahead in a virtual or hybrid format. The decision regarding travel may come after the selection process has been completed. Students who commit to participate in the summer program are expected to do so regardless of the format of the program.

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Language Revitalization: the case of Tunica, Louisiana's sleeping language

Rescheduled due to COVID-19 for Summer 2022

This two-week service-learning summer course addresses the processes of language death, as well as methods and initiatives for language revitalization. Students will learn effective second language teaching methods and elementary Tunica. They will then apply what they have learned, serving as teaching assistants during the tribe's Language Summer Camp. The Tunica tribe will host the course in Marksville for the week of the Summer Camp.

Summer 2021 Academic Calendar:
Registration for current Tulane students:
Registration information for non-Tulane students:

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For additional information about School of Liberal Arts Summer Programs, please contact Kendre Paige.