Tulane offers its students one-of-a-kind learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Tulane graduates are uniquely prepared for the challenges of the real world.
Like many colleges, Tulane requires its first-year students to take a freshman seminar. But we want our students to get off campus and explore their new home here in New Orleans through TIDES.
Capped at just 15 students, the small size really allows you to get to know everyone, including the professor. TIDES is way more than just a core class; it’s a way to meet new people and make a name for yourself — both on campus and off.
Our classroom is global. Tulane’s study abroad programs date back to 1954, making them some of the oldest and most respected in the nation.
At Tulane, study abroad programs are available to all students across all academic disciplines. Students can choose to go abroad for a semester, summer, or even a full academic year.
Additionally, we offer the Independent Scholar Option, which allows students to study somewhere that Tulane doesn’t offer an equivalent program. Because of this flexibility, more than 30% of Tulane students study abroad as undergraduates. We also do our best to make sure that the cost to go abroad does not deter students. Most federal financial aid awards can be applied to our study abroad programs, and most Tulane merit scholarships travel with you.
We set our graduates up for success through several undergraduate resources.
Tulane was the first private research university in the nation to institute a public service requirement for graduation. Sure, we’re proud of this stat, but we’re even more proud of the fact that at Tulane, public service is qualitative instead of quantitative. It’s not about how many hours you spend volunteering. It’s about what you are doing and who you are helping.