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Global Green Wave FAQs

Question 1: Where will I live?

You will have your own room while living with a host family. Each student will fill out a housing survey to note their preferences. CIEE will take these preferences into consideration when placing students-some students will be alone in a home, while others will share a family! Some families may have young children, while other families may be single households.

Question 2: How many students are participating?

We can’t answer that question definitively until the deposit deadline of June 1 has passed. The quicker we receive the first ten deposits, the sooner you can start packing!

Question 3: Will any Tulane faculty be visiting?   

Our goal is to provide at least one Tulane faculty visit in each city, but more to come on this soon!

Question 4: Will we be flying in as a group?

You will be making your own travel arrangements. However, we will administer a closed Facebook group for deposited students to share travel plans, swap information and get to know each other.

Question 5: When do I have to commit?

You have until June 1 to commit with a $500 deposit but the sooner we receive the first ten commitments, the sooner you can start packing!
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Question 6: Are there ways to integrate Global Green Wave students with the Tulane student body as a whole?

Student Affairs is conducting a full orientation program as well as additional Spring programming for the Spring Scholars.

Question 7: What happens if the homestay and student are not a good match?    

There will be a CIEE representative available during business hours to respond to any needs. An emergency support person will also be available 24/7 to handle any emergency issues that might arise. That person may or may not be the same person who handles issues during business hours.

Question 8: Can I rush? 

In order to rush during the spring at Tulane, you will need to have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have a 12 credit hours that have been approved for transfer at Tulane. Participating in 12 credit hours does not guarantee that you will join a Greek organization, however, only that you can rush. You must also send in your transcripts from the credits you earned before rush begins to submit@tulane.edu

Question 9: Is there any way I can get credit?

The intention is to create a bond among students, provide leadership opportunities and intercultural experiences. The workshops will include language lessons, community service/social justice awareness, and communication/media classes. Even though there are no credits earned, this experience will prove invaluable when applying for internships and jobs.

Many students are considering classes in the summer with the intention of participating in Global Green Wave in the fall.  Before registering for summer courses, be sure you confirm with Erin Gordon that your classes will transfer to Tulane. Her contact info is (504)247- 1964, egordon5@tulane.edu