Office of Education Abroad Update, February 27, 2013: Issue 11

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Office of Education Abroad Update
February 27, 2013: Issue 11

Study Abroad on a CWRU Exchange Program!

$1000 scholarships available for select programs


Thinking about studying abroad?  How about going on a exchange program?  On a CWRU exchange program, the student studies at a university abroad, and a student from that university studies at CWRU. Because CWRU only partners with schools of the highest caliber around the world, participating in an exchange program ensures that you will have a rigorous and high-quality academic experience abroad. Exchange programs generally last either a semester or academic year. Exchange programs are also beneficial because the transfer of credits between the institutions is a breeze.  The Office of Education Abroad is offering $1000 scholarships for select exchange programs.  Our exchange programs include:

To learn how you can participate on an exchange program make an appointment to meet a student abroad advisor, contact:

To explore all your options for study abroad, visit our website at and start your program search today.

Announcements and Events from The Office of Education Abroad

Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:45PM to 1:30PM, Information Session for Pre-Med and Pre-Health students on study abroad programs
The Office of Education Abroad is hosting a session for Pre-Health/Pre-Med Majors.  Location: The Inamori Center for Ethics, lower level of Crawford Hall.  You are invited to attend this session and learn about the many long and short-term study abroad options that are specific pre-med and pre-health students

Fall / Academic Year 2013 deadlines approaching quickly
 It has already been several weeks since the school semester started, and deadlines for Fall Semester/Academic Year study abroad applications are approaching quickly.  If you are thinking about studying abroad for Fall/AY 2013 and you haven’t already met with our study abroad advisor, Lisa Brown, you should do that ASAP. You can make an appointment by visiting our office in Tomlinson 143, or you can email us at  Applications for study abroad to CWRU should ideally be done by mid to late February, and applications to your specific program should ideally be completed by mid to late March.  If you’ve already met with Lisa and need to get started on the application process, go to and click "Program Search" on the left side of the page.  Once you've picked your program and clicked on its link, click the "Apply Now" button to start your application. Good luck with your studies, both at home and abroad!

FREE housing for Turkey exchange program
Bilkent University has an active exchange agreement with Case Western Reserve University and is offering free housing to CWRU students. Bilkent University is recognized and ranked world wide as the premier institution of higher education in Turkey. Located in the country's capital city Ankara, a vibrant metropolis of 4.5 million, Bilkent is a hub of academic, social, and cultural activity. The use of English as a medium of instruction contributes a great deal towards the University's truly international perspective.  It was founded in 1984 as Turkey's first private, non-profit institution of higher education. With world-renowned scholars among its faculty and top-notch facilities throughout its campus, Bilkent attracts many of Turkey's brightest high school graduates. The university has 12,000 students seeking degrees in 6 associate's, 33 bachelor's, and 47 graduate programs in a variety of fields. Bilkent University's international community of scholars and students is an essential component of academic programs, research activities, and social life. International faculty and instructors make up more than a quarter of all academic staff, representing 40 different countries. There is a growing body of full-time international students, as well as exchange students visiting from more than 250 partner institutions.  The university has a lively campus atmosphere with plenty of cultural and social events taking place throughout the year. The 1200 acre university campus is located 12 kilometers from the city center. Its convenient location offers easy access to the city's parks, shopping areas, cultural activities, museums, and entertainment venues. Bilkent's location in the Anatolian heartland allows easy access to major cities and many places of interest throughout the country.  Bilkent University is proud to provide a rich and diverse environment for learning and intellectual growth. Come to Bilkent and discover Turkey!  Apply today.

Photo contest
The Office of Education Abroad Photo Contest is open!  Deadline to submit is March 22, 2013.  To take part in this contest you must be a CWRU student who has returned from studying abroad between April 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013. You may have participated in a short-term, long-term, or summer program. However, this competition does not include vacation travel abroad unless it was part of a study abroad experience. International internship and CWRU service learning experience participants are allowed to compete as long as they are CWRU approved. For more information visit the webpage for the
2013 Photo Contest

To explore all your options for study abroad, visit our website at and start your program search today.

Other Announcements and Events

The Department of Bioethics Summer II course: BETH 315/415: Global Health - India, Hyderabad
Monday, July 22-Saturday, August 3, 2013, Instructors: Nicole Deming, J.D., M.A., Gopal Yadavalli, M.D.  The course provides a combined education in the academic and international worlds.  This program:  Offers students an in-depth study of disease in India by examining the historical, cultural, ethical, medical, religious, and legal aspects that influence HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and TB; Delves into the ethical dilemmas that arise at the intersection of medicine, law, technology, and culture; Gives a cross-sectional perspective of health care in India; Incorporates the expertise of doctors, administrators, and leaders, both here and abroad, to enable a better understanding of how medicine, law, and life intersect; Provides an opportunity to travel to Hyderabad, India to directly observe Indian culture and health care.
  Click here to learn about our students' experiences in India. Select BETH 315/415 from the menu on the left.  Program Cost: Estimated Program Cost: $2,500.  Financial Aid can often be applied to cover program fees.  For more information about this program, or any of our international course offerings, please contact Michelle L. Champoir-Burke, M.A., Director of International Education Programs for The Department of Bioethics, at, 216-368-5377, or visit

MGMT 315: International Management Institute- Deadline to apply March 1
Get to know more about business in China and earn 3 credit hours!  This semester, Weatherhead is offering its MGMT 315 program with Tongji University in Shanghai, China with visits to Beijing and Xi’an.  The program begins with two pre-sessions held during March/April at CWRU before departure for China following the completion of spring final exams.  We purposely run the program the two weeks following spring finals so that students are able to return in time to participate in full summer internships.  Students will attend a series of lectures focused on business in China, tour Chinese companies and visit several Chinese museums and landmarks.  The program is conducted entirely in English, but students will have the opportunity to learn a little Mandarin while abroad.  Students must be in good academic standing to participate, but there are no prerequisites and students of any major are welcome to enroll.
We attempt to keep the program costs to a minimum and allow students to make their own flight arrangements.  This year the program cost is $1,550, not including the cost of airfare or all meals.  The program cost includes hotel, airport transportation, local transportation, fees for professional and cultural visits, some meals and trip to Beijing and Xi’an (transportation, hotel, and any prearranged activities/visits).  Because students register for the course as part of their spring load, there is no additional tuition expense associated with the class.  If a visa is required it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the necessary documentation, although we will assist with documents required for visa processing. Course is open to all CWRU undergraduates.  Questions or to sign up contact Tiffany Welch at or (216) 368-2058.
February 27, 2013

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Upcoming application deadlines

May Term:
March 1
Fall semester:
April 1
Academic year:
April 1
Summer I:
April 1
Summer II:
April 22

Applications are being accepted for the following programs

May Term
IIME 474 International Technology Entrepreneurship in Rouen, France

Cuba Experience

Summer II
Bioethics Global Health - India
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