Office of Education Abroad Update, August 28, 2013: Issue 24

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Office of Education Abroad Update
August 28, 2013: Issue 24

International and Study Abroad Fair

Friday, September 6th, 10:30AM to 2:00PM on The Quad

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Join us for the 3rd annual International and Study Abroad Fair! 

Want to know what you can do at the fair?
  • Browse:  With so many programs to choose from, the fair can be overwhelming. We suggest that you take your time walking around, looking at the different programs, photos, and displays. If you see a program that catches your eye, pick up some brochures and information! There will be  year-long, semester, and short-term program options all represented.
  • Ask Questions:  Find out more about programs, financial aid and living abroad by asking questions of the many program representatives and study abroad alumnus. Representatives and Study Abroad Alumni would love to talk to you!
  • Talk to a Study Abroad Advisor and set up an appointment:  Learn about the first steps in studying abroad and how to make the dream come true for you!
  • Meet with financial aid for study abroad:  Financial Aid representatives will be on hand to answer all your questions about funding your study abroad experience. Make sure you stop by their table to discuss different ways to locate financial assistance.
  • Meet CWRU students that have studied abroad:  Study Abroad Alumni will be on hand to discuss their personal study abroad experience.
  • Brows photos from study abroad: The Study Abroad Photo Contest entries will be on display on the Tomlinson Atrium television.  Be inspired!
  • Eat and listen to music: The Center for International Affairs has provided ice cream and popcorn for the afternoon.  Also, a wonderful steel-drum band will help set the mood!
Can't make it to the fair?  Then start your journey in the Center for International Affairs in Tomlinson 143 or email us at to set up an appointment with your study abroad advisor.
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

Students about to depart for Fall or Academic Year 2013, enter in-country housing information as soon as you know it. 
 To enter in-country housing information, do the following:
1)      Go to
2)      Click LOGIN
3)      Click on your application
4)      Click In-Country Housing Information
5)      Have a wonderful semester and keep in touch!

Spring Semester 2014 in London with RADA
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 has partnered with RADA to offer a full spring semester course of study, in London.  This is a CWRU "IN" program, which means students will register through CWRU for this semester abroad. 
Visit our website to learn more about this exciting program.
To hear directly from Geoff Bullen, Director of RADA, about this exciting experience, click here. Click here to APPLY.

Other Announcements and Events

The Department of Bioethics is offering a Winter Break 3-credit course to Costa Rica
BETH 315C/415C: Health and Health Care in Comparative Perspective: Costa Rica and the United States - Course and Community Service in Costa Rica: January 1-11, 2014

APPLY  Approved for Global and Cultural Diversity Credit for Arts and Sciences students.  Approved for Engineering students as Humanities credit. Open to all undergraduate (all majors),graduate students (all programs.)  This course is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students from any discipline.  Instructor: Nicole Deming, J.D., M.A.  This 3-credit course gives students the unique opportunity to observe patients and practitioners encounter in a radically different health care system. Costa Rica has one of the most comprehensive and successful health care systems in the Western hemisphere, featuring the innovative use of mid-level health care workers organized in basic comprehensive health care teams. This has resulted in a longer life expectancy than the United States, despite a per capita GDP of only $10,000 per person.  Students will gain firsthand experience of Costa Rican health care through field experiences at a national hospital in the capital city, San Jose; a peripheral treatment clinic in a smaller town; and observation of the work of an integrated basic health care team in a native reserve. Following each visit, students will discuss the practical and ethical dilemmas that practitioners face in the context of the Costa Rican health care system. Specific topics include: health inequalities within and between nations; the ethics of transplantation, medical research, and end-of-life care; and health care in rural environments and with indigenous populations.  Prior to the trip, students attend six hours of lectures at Case Western Reserve University. Following the trip, students meet with instructors for an additional two hours, and will be expected to complete an original research essay.  The course will be integrated with community service experiences.  The fee for the Costa Rica is $2,950 and includes: airfare, in-country transportation, all meals, accommodations, all site visits. Financial aid may be applied toward travel costs.  For more information; visit our website or contact Michelle Champoir to set up an appointment.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) is offering a winter break 3-credit course to Ecuador
SASS 375A/575: International Travel & Study Abroad:  ECUADOR: Health, human and social development: Dec 29, 2013 - Jan 11, 2014

APPLY   Approved for Global and Cultural Diversity Credit for Arts and Sciences students.  Approved for Engineering students as Social Science credit.  This course is open to all undergraduates, graduates, from all majors and concentrations, as well as professionals in the health and human service fields. Instructors: Mark Chupp, Phd <> and Sonia Minnes, Phd <>.  Spend two weeks in Ecuador and experience the capital city, Quito, spend time in the Amazon rain forest, live with Quichua indigenous family, and spend a day with the Afro-indigenous community!   The 3-hour course provides an integrated approach to the study of the multicultural issues related to policies and services that center around human and community development in Ecuador.   The learning objectives will be accomplished through a series of visits in urban and rural Ecuador that expose you to basic knowledge of the country’s history, politics, economic system, delivery of social and health services, and the unique diversity of Ecuadorian citizens.  You will have site visits that include programs in public and private hospitals, HIV/AIDS, education, child welfare, disaster interventions, trafficking in human persons, and U.S. Aid policy.  Another highlight is a visit and service learning project with a center for families of young boys that work in the streets of Quito to make money for their families. The center is quite unique in its philosophy and service delivery. Other experiences include shopping at a traditional open air market in Otovalo, the largest in South America, visit to the equator, cultural museums, zip-lining,  horseback riding and hiking volcanoes and mountains. You will have free time in Quito to also explore on your own. The fee for the Ecuador is $3,950 and includes: domestic and international airfare, in-country travel, most meals, accommodations, instructional materials, agency visits, guest lecturers, program fees and excursions and cultural events. The program will also have interpreters and regional staff guides.  For more see    Contact Dr. Debby Jacobson

August 28, 2013

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Upcoming application deadlines

Winter Break:
September 6th

Spring Semester:
September 24th


Meet with a Study Abroad advisor

To make an appointment to meet a student abroad advisor, contact:
Spring Semester Applications now open
The application for Spring 2014 is now open.  Simply go to, search for the program you’re interested in, and click Apply Now.  The system will walk you through the rest of the process.

Winter Break Applications now open
The applications for Winter break 2013-2014 short-term study abroad are now open. Courses are for Fall registration. 
Apply early!
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