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Summer Programs / Study Abroad

The Summer 2020 term has ended. Programming, course offerings, and registration updates for 2021 are currently in the planning stage. Updated information will be released later this year with registration opening in spring 2021.

We are excited to announce these online summer opportunities sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts. Each program provides our students with unmatched educational and career possibilities.

Contagions, Virality and Disease

The theme of this program addresses the urgency of the present moment. Understandings of the contagious, the viral, and disease have provoked debate throughout history, across literature, media, and cultural expression, and woven through religion and theories of the self. This cluster of courses, which may be taken individually or in combination with each other, focuses on a central issue of our time across various historical, cultural and discursive contexts.

The interdisciplinary courses that comprise this program span liberal arts disciplines. These courses will help students complete core requirements as Tulane undergraduates, including service learning, race and inclusion, and writing. They will build students’ fluency in a range of disciplines and engage the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies in order to understand and address current crises in new and surprising ways.

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Creative Industries Through the Crisis

The flailing economy and the stay-at-home orders across the world have decimated the creative industries, including film and media, the performing arts, festivals, tourism, the hospitality industry, advertising, and online start-ups. The pandemic is forcing us to confront how we think about risk and resilience, and those who are called upon to uphold these categories within new economic realities.

This cluster of courses have practical foci as we develop leadership roles and creative careers in industries reshaped by global crises. Students can complete Tier-2 and Tier-3 requirements for the School of Liberal Arts Management Minor (SLAMM) through this program.

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Summer Minor Program in U.S. Public Policy

A four-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 complete relevant coursework and participate in service learning that together will provide them with tools in the analysis of policy, knowledge in substantive policy areas, and experience in local government. Students completing the minor will fulfill one of Tulane’s service learning graduation requirements.

  • Dates: May 11 - June 19
  • Pre-req: No
  • Application Deadline: NA; registration is on a first come basis
  • Tuition: $3,000 per 3-credit class ($12,000 for the entire 4-course sequence)
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Language Revitalization: the case of Tunica, Louisiana's sleeping language

Rescheduled due to COVID-19 for Summer 2021

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.

  • Dates: June 01 - June 12
  • Pre-req: No
  • Application Deadline: NA; registration is on a first-come basis
  • Tuition: $3,000

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.

  • Program Dates: May 17 - June 19, 2021
  • Travel Dates: May 29 - June 19, 2021, in Israel
  • Pre-req: No, but preference is given to students with relevant coursework
  • Applications to this program will open January 04, 2021
  • Application Deadline: February 08, 2021
  • Program Cost: Most expenses paid for accepted applicants
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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.

Registration for current Tulane students:
Registration information for non-Tulane students: