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The Tulane InterDisciplinary Experience Seminar (TIDES) is an opportunity to make meaningful connections with faculty and peers in a small group environment. By definition, TIDES is an interdisciplinary experience, driven by intellectual curiosity, active learning, and experiential education.

Whether engaging in class discussion or exploring New Orleans, the classroom environment is unique, promoting interdisciplinary scholarship, relationship building, and the transition to campus. Committed faculty and upperclass peer mentors work to help every student thrive at Tulane, both academically and socially. All students register for a TIDES during their first semester at Tulane.

Look to the examples below to see how TIDES is more than just your average class.

Work with your hands to make folk art
Beautify New Orleans through a cemetery clean-up
Embrace the tranquility of the outdoors in a wildlife sanctuary
Enjoy the music of New Orleans with a personal, in-class, concert
Grow inspired by an in-class panel of local leaders
Visit the farmers market to learn about local produce
Taste test gumbos and rate your favorite
Learn about the collective native communities of Louisiana
Experience the French Quarter with a visit to Jackson Square
Think outside the box with a design thinking workshop
Attend class in unconventional spaces
Get lost in the many art and cultural venues of the city