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Studying Abroad Alone (Kind Of)

Studying Abroad Alone (Kind Of)

The idea of letting go of all familiarity can definitely be frightening, but I would argue that it has completely shaped my experience abroad.

March 3, 2020 ×
Greater New Orleans Founders Focus Groups

Greater New Orleans Founders Focus Groups

During the summer and fall of 2019, Lepage Center MBA fellows conducted a series of focus groups with Greater New Orleans area company founders, who had responded to the survey for the 2019 Greater New Orleans Startup Report. The series included three focus groups with between seven and twelve participants […]

February 4, 2020 ×
A New Reason to Say “Oh Shoot!”

A New Reason to Say “Oh Shoot!”

College students have hectic schedules, so when something goes wrong, it can feel like the entire world is crashing down. But thanks to student-run startup company Oh Shoot!, Tulane students can rest easy knowing someone is here to help.

January 21, 2020 ×
Lessons Learned as an Out-of-Shape American in France

Lessons Learned as an Out-of-Shape American in France

On my first day of class in Rouen, I assumed that the biggest struggle I would face would be waking up in time for my 8:30 a.m. class. I was feeling pretty confident when leaving my apartment at 7:45. This is the story of how I was very wrong, and how my phone tricked me into a mile-long sunrise hike

January 16, 2020 ×
Tulane Energy Institute co-hosts Clean Energy Forum

Tulane Energy Institute co-hosts Clean Energy Forum

The Tulane Energy Institute, a program of Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, recently co-hosted a forum on building a sustainable and reliable clean energy future for New Orleans.

December 23, 2019 ×
Navigating the Transmilenio – Bogota’s Rapid Bus Transit

Navigating the Transmilenio – Bogota’s Rapid Bus Transit

To become a true bogotano, you have to familiarize yourself with the famed bus system, el TransMilenio.

November 12, 2019 ×
The Art of the Struggle

The Art of the Struggle

n my last post, I mentioned that I would probably be stumbling through Spanish conversation for a few weeks. Well, I’m proud to announce that after living here for three months — I’m absolutely still stumbling.

November 4, 2019 ×
A Trip to Tatacoa

A Trip to Tatacoa

Just recently, the four Tulanians studying abroad in Colombia went on a weekend excursion to el desierto de la Tatacoa. Located about 175 miles Southwest of Bogotá, this arid natural wonder is not actually a desert in the traditional sense but rather what remains of a tropical rain forest that gradually dried up to become a desert.

October 25, 2019 ×
Increasing Mindfulness with Student Startup Mind

Increasing Mindfulness with Student Startup Mind

It can be overwhelming to discuss a week’s worth of events in a one-hour therapy session, so many therapy patients resort to jotting down notes of events over the course of a week. For student startup founder Joel Hochman, this tactic was just not cutting it. “I was walking to […]

October 21, 2019 ×
In Guatape, near Medellin, Colombia

Embracing a Place and its People: My Year Abroad in South America

Towards the end of my 10 months abroad, I made a list of things I had done for the first time. Some of the items were travel related — camped in the desert, swam in the Pacific Ocean, hiked in the Andes Mountains — while others were more related to personal growth — took academic subjects in Spanish, made friends from all over the world and went five months without seeing my family.

October 1, 2019 ×