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!

Benefits of an IB Program

Brittany JamesToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Two months into my junior year of high school, my phone (finally) began to automatically capitalize “IB.” For a lazy high school student, this came as a relief. But, if you happen to know any of these hardworking students, you know that IB students are anything but lazy. Research essays, literary discussions, math papers (“What high school student has to write math papers?” my father would ask) and chemistry experiments upgrade the workload of a normal high school student to that of a college freshman. While the daunting 4,000 word essay often made me want to pull my hair out, I couldn’t be more thankful for the strenuous workload that I embraced while I was still in high school once I was a real college freshman. Continue reading

Spring Break in China!

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Downtown Shanghai at night from the riverfront Bund.

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyle R., a junior accounting and economics double major from Leawood, KS.

Ni hao! While some people took Spring Break as a time to go to the beach, visit family, or work ahead on homework (okay, it’s highly unlikely BUT you never know!), I traveled with my International Business class to China, the land of rich history, culture, and growing business opportunities. Continue reading