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Global Café: Rituals Around the World

Uptown Campus
Pedersen Lobby

"Wherever you are in the world, rituals celebrate life, healing, and hope. Many of the faithful don’t know exactly where such traditions originated, rituals morphing over time as legends are passed down through oral traditions. When we travel we have opportunities to experience elements of ceremony marked within the cultural context of the places we go and the people we meet. Being invited to take part in such rituals and being open to understand the sense of meaning behind them allows us to connect with each other across boundaries of language or distance. In this moment when we could all use a little healing and a new sense of possibility, join Tulane’s Office of Study Abroad at Global Cafe for refreshments and a grab and go activity kit you can use to make your own miniature version of Japanese tanzaku or an Irish fairy tree! Supplies are limited, kits will be given out on a first come first serve basis.


You can also consider joining OSA staff for a virtual discussion of the cultural rituals that have touched our lives during travel and some of the ways in which these rituals continue to impact us today. Register using the link below!  Attendance at the virtual event is not mandatory in order to participate in the in-person Global Cafe event, however we encourage everyone who is interested to join the companion discussion event on Monday! 


Virtual discussion: 3/15, 4-5 PM CST, Register Here

In-person Global Cafe: 3/16, 2-3 PM CST, Pedersen Lobby*


*Please note that due to current public health safety precautions, you are invited to pick up your snack, take away, and then enjoy your refreshments elsewhere in the LBC or Pocket Park.


Sponsored by Office of Study Abroad, Office of International Students and Scholars, Freeman Abroad, Tulane Law School, and Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life."


Office of Study Abroad

For more information on this event, please visit https://global.tulane.edu/global-caf%C3%A9-rituals-around-world