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Office of Education Abroad Update, October 8, 2012: Issue 1

Information Session on Short-term Study Abroad, October 12th

Join us this Friday

sample imageAn Information session for spring break and spring 2 short-term study abroad programs will be held on Friday October 12th, 1:00pm in the Tomlinson 1st floor large conference room. All of these programs are open to First Year students as well as the rest of the CWRU student population. All spring break and spring 2 programs will be presented and discussed. Programs include courses in The Netherlands, France, Guatemala, Spain, Panama, China, India, and Poland. If you are unable to attend please visit our website and/or contact Lisa Brown ( in the Office of Education Abroad.

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New Options For Study Abroad


The Office of Education Abroad is constantly adding options for CWRU students. This year we have added two spring 2013 semester long programs:

CWRU in LondonThe Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts-For over 100 years RADA has specialized in professional training for the dramatic arts. RADA students spend very little time sitting around in lectures: the skills of the actor, the stage manager, the scenic artist need to be practiced to achieve expertise. The staff combines excellence as teachers, with continued engagement in the profession: winning awards, directing movies, publishing books and working with major producers, both in the UK and abroad.

CWRU in JerusalemHebrew University-Hebrew University is a multidisciplinary institution of higher learning and research, and a scientific center of international repute. Ranked among the world’s leading universities, its faculty and alumni have been awarded numerous national and international prizes, including the Nobel Prize. The Rothberg International School is the international study center of the Hebrew University with courses designed to open your mind to new areas of knowledge and inquiry. Today the Rothberg International School attracts more than 2000 students annually, from over 65 countries around the globe.

Visit our searchable programs page to find detailed information on these and other CWRU study abroad options.

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Spring Semester 2013 Study Abroad Students

Begin applying to your program and filling out your course approval form!

For students planning to study abroad in semester-long programs in Spring 2013, you need to apply to your program/school if you’ve not done so already. Take care that you do not miss the application deadline! Once you are accepted into your program, forward your acceptance letter or email to Erin Leonard ( so that she can check off that requirement on your study abroad application. While you’re applying, it’s a good idea to start choosing classes and filling out your course approval form, which can be found here: The course approval form is very important because it allows the coursework you take abroad to transfer back to CWRU. Once you’ve completed your form, you can turn it in to Erin Leonard ( or in Tomlinson 143.

If you need any help with applying for your program or if you have any questions about the Course Approval Form, please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Brown at

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Announcements and Events from The Office of Education Abroad

Information Session on Study Abroad for Weatherhead Students, October 10th

On October 10th, The Office of Education Abroad and the Weatherhead School of Management will be hosting an information session on study abroad opportunities for Weatherhead students. The information session will take place at 6:00 PM in PBL 106, and cookies will be served. Questions? Contact Ashley Clifford at

IES Abroad European Union Program Director to visit CWRU, October 16th

On October 16th, The Director of the IES Study Abroad European Union Program will be available to speak to students in Nord Atrium from 10:00-11:30 am. The IES Abroad European Union Program allows students to experience first-hand the countries, institutions, and policies that make up the European Union. The program emphasizes the historical and institutional development of the EU and its current internal policies, issues of culture and multiculturalism, and relations with outside nations. Courses are taught in English, with the exception of a German-taught Political Science course. Field study trips are integral to the program and bring students to sites important to the affairs and interests of the European Union and its plans for the future. The program offers exceptional internship opportunities in Brussels and Freiburg, as well as opportunities for cultural immersion through housing with German and international students in student residence halls and local field trips.
Visit the IES table in Nord on October 16th, 10:00-11:30, to learn more about this exciting semester abroad study opportunity.

A Representative from GlobaLinks Learning Abroad to visit CWRU, October 18th

A representative from GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will be present in the Nord Hall Atrium on Thursday, October 18th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is an organization with study abroad programs in Asia, Europe, and Oceania. All GlobaLinks Learning Abroad programs are approved study abroad options for CWRU students. No appointment is needed to meet with the representative; simply stop by the table in Nord to receive more information on GlobaLinks Learning Abroad programs.

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Other Announcements and Events

MSASS, 3-credit study abroad programs

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) offers 3-credit study abroad courses to: Guatemala, The Netherlands and Poland for spring break as well as to India for spring 2. Open to all undergraduate (all majors) and graduate students (all programs); Courses offer credit for Global and Cultural Diversity; Financial aid may be applied toward travel costs; For more information contact: Debby Jacobson, Ph.D., Director of International Education Programs for MSASS,, and visit

Department of Bioethics, 3-credit study abroad programs

The Department of Bioethics offers 3-credit study abroad courses to: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Paris, France; and Salamanca, Spain for spring break and Amsterdam, The Netherlands for spring 2. Courses are open to all undergraduate and graduate students. All courses count for Global and Cultural Diversity credit; student loans/financial aid are often available to cover program fees. For more information contact: Michelle L. Champoir, M.A., Director of International Education Programs for The Department of Bioethics,, and visit

Spring Break Service Program in Italy

Service, Dialogue, and Contemplation in Rome and Assisi, Italy—Spring Break 2013. Spend Spring Break in Italy in a unique service-oriented abroad experience. This non-credit study abroad program focused on service, dialogue, and contemplation will allow students to explore ancient and modern Rome and include time working alongside those who serve the poor. Students will also get the chance to visit historic hill towns and Assisi as well as take time to reflect on their own roles as members of a global community. Each night in Rome includes the opportunity to meet the Community of Sant’Egidio and join in their beautiful prayer and reflection, alongside hundreds of Romans and other international volunteers. Estimated program coast is $2250 including airfare. Contact Newman Catholic Campus Minister Tony Vento at or Senior Instructor in Chemistry Mike Kenney at 440-488-3035 for more information. Also visit the website in the coming weeks for the application and more information.

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October 8, 2012

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Upcoming application deadlines

Winter break programs: October 15th
Spring break programs: January 4th
Spring II programs: January 4th


Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Study abroad does not need to cost a great deal of money. Certain semester-long programs can actually cost less than a semester at CWRU. If cost is a consideration for you, make an appointment with Lisa Brown ( in the Office of Education Abroad, and she can help you find some lower-cost options. In the meantime, we have provided some information on how CWRU’s financial aid policies relate to study abroad as well as a listing of study abroad scholarship opportunities.

What is Spring II ?

A Spring 2 program is a program whereby the majority of the course is spent in sessions at CWRU throughout the spring semester. The program then has a longer abroad experience in May, after final exams. Spring 2 programs are open to all students, including First Year students. Find out more about these and all short-term programs at the information session on October 12th.

Meet with a Study Abroad advisor

To make an appointment to meet a student abroad advisor, contact:

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