TU: A World of Opportunity

1402219_10202314715418383_492850590_oToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from senior Michael M., a History and Education major from San Antonio, Texas. Michael also serves as the president of TU’s Student Association.

TU is the perfect size: small enough to feel comfortable, yet big enough that you can easily find new friends and experiences. There’s always something going on that can take you out of your usual circle to try something adventurous.

Since freshman year when I roomed in the John Mabee residence hall with a student from Saudi Arabia, many of my closest friends have been international students. TU’s international students made up 26% of the overall student body. This brings a lot of unique opportunities for everyone. I love being able to meet peers who come from nations around the world and to share our cultures with each other. Continue reading

L’Université de Tulsa

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When students return from a semester abroad, the Center for Global Education gives away t-shirts like these.

Back from Abroad event

Depending on where you studied abroad, The University of Tulsa is written in your country’s primary language. Since Thomas and I spent spring 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, our shirts are in French; although a large number of Belgians also speak Flemish. I think in this case the Dutch dialect was a little too obscure. It might seem silly or insignificant, but I was so excited to have my very own L’Universite de Tulsa shirt. It’s kind of a TU rite of passage.

Although I loved my time abroad, it is really nice to be back at TU. There’s something about the familiarity of home and of campus that can’t be beat. To read more about my studies in Belgium, visit my other blog posts from earlier this year!

Advice for Tulsa High School Students

02-26-14 haley anderson-210Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Haley A., a sophomore psychology major from Sand Springs, Okla.

When I began my college search, I always envisioned myself somewhere far away from my hometown. I didn’t want to be another face among the graduating seniors going to the state schools. I wanted to be different.

I began looking into schools in the Northeastern region of the country. On paper, the schools I researched were amazing. But none of them gave me a feeling of absolute certainty. The University of Tulsa was never even on my radar until my dad convinced me to attend a “Junior Day” event on campus. After visiting campus that day, my outlook changed completely; I realized that finding the perfect school for me was more about meaning than miles. Continue reading