Office of Education Abroad Update, November 7, 2012: Issue 3

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Office of Education Abroad Update, November 7, 2012: Issue 3

International Education Week

November 12th-16th, 2012

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International Education Week (IEW) was founded in 2000 as a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education under the leadership of President Clinton.  President Clinton recognized the need for an international education policy in the US that would highlight the important contributions of international education and promote intercultural understanding. Today, IEW is celebrated annually in mid-November and throughout more than 100 countries.
At Case Western Reserve University, we celebrate the week with a variety of programs on campus. Past events have included lectures at the School of Law, cultural heritage celebrations through poetry and art, and the annual Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, the Center for International Affairs is pleased to sponsor the following programs along with our campus partners:
Monday, November 12
Student Kick-Off
Lobby,Tomlinson Hall, 12 - 3 p.m.
Faculty Happy Hour
Lobby, Tomlinson Hall, 4 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14
Fulbright Panel
Lobby, Tomlinson Hall, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 15
Study Abroad Uncensored
Lobby,Tomlinson Hall, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The Universal Language of Poetry & the Arts: Celebrating Culture From Around the World
Thwing Atrium, 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Share the Vision and UPB
Friday, November 16
Thanksgiving Dinner with the International Club & International Student Services (ISS)!
310 Nord Hall, 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the International Club and USG
Saturday, November 17
Thwing Ballroom, 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Satrang
For more program information, please visit our IEW webpage.

Course approval form for study abroad

Hey all!  Studying abroad is a ton of fun, but don’t you want to make sure that you receive credit for the classes that you took while abroad?  To ensure that you receive transfer credits from your university abroad, you need to fill out a course approval form and get it signed by the appropriate department representatives.  You can find the form on line right here.  You will need to: print it out, fill it in with the courses you plan to take abroad and the CWRU equivalent course, get a signature from the corresponding Department Chair/Representative for each course, and then sign the bottom of the form.  You can scan and email the finished form to Erin Leonard (, or you can just drop it off at our office in Tomlinson 143.

If you have any questions about how to fill out the course approval form, feel free to email your questions to Lisa Brown (

Announcements and Events from The Office of Education Abroad

International Education Week is here, and the Office of Education Abroad is excited to announce several study abroad information sessions that will highlight different opportunities. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 8
Spring II Information Session

Global Issues and Sustainability in India
an engineering and social sciences spring II joint course
12:30-1:15; MSASS, room 112

Friday, November 9
Spring II Information Session

Global Issues and Sustainability in India
an engineering and social sciences spring II joint course
12:30-1:15; Olin, room 408

Spring Break Study Abroad Information Session

Bioethics Spring Break Programs
Featuring programs in Paris, Amsterdam, and Salamanca (pizza served)
12:30-1:15; Department of Bioethics Office

Monday, November 12
International Education Week Kick Off
join the Center for International Affairs for cider and donuts
12:00-3:00; Tomlinson, 143

"Taste of the World"
Second-year,  RA sponsored event
7:00-9:00; Southside Carlton Commons Multimedia room

Tuesday, November 13
Spring Break Study Abroad Information Session

Guatemala: Child Welfare
a social science course open to all students
12:45-1:45; MSASS, room 320A

Wednesday, November 14
Spring Break Study Abroad Information Session

CCEL Alternative Spring Break in Nicaragua
5:00; Sears, room 435

Thursday, November 15
Study Abroad Panel
Study Abroad: Uncensored
learn about the realities of studying abroad
1:00-2:00; Tomlinson Lobby

Friday, November 16
Spring Break Study Abroad Information Session
French Connections: A Cross Cultural Comparison of Medical Ethics
European Perspectives on Bioethics in Salamanca, Spain

Featuring Bioethics programs in Paris, France and Salamanca, Spain (pizza served)
12:30-1:15; The Inamori Center for Ethics (Crawford lower level)

To learn more about all of the opportunities available or to apply for a study abroad program, visit or contact our office at in the Office of Education Abroad.

Other Announcements and Events

The Career Center staff would like to invite you for donuts, cider, music and fun, at our Fall Open House on Friday, November 9, from 11am-2pm in Sears 229
Mingle with the Career Center staff and learn about career resources to help you reach your career goals! No fuss and no dress code, just stop in. All CWRU students are invited.  The first 100 students to attend will also receive a free Career Search Guide, Career Center drawstring bag and other goodies.  We hope to see you there!
  CWRU Career Center staff

Art and Poetry Coffeehouse, Thursday, November 16, 7pm- 8:30pm, Thwing Atrium
Celebrate the diversity of cultures on our campus while enjoying special coffees and international desserts.  Share a favorite poem, a song, or an artwork from your background or from a culture you have studied.  If you have studied or lived abroad, take this opportunity to bring home some of the culture that you enjoyed in other parts of the world.  Whether from another country or from the US, you have something to celebrate!  Open mike, but it you want to reserve your spot,
sign up on line. Part of International Education Week co-sponsored by Share the Vision, UPB, and Bon Appetit.


November 7, 2012

This update is published by The Office of Education Abroad (OEA) at Case Western Reserve University.  If you are not already subscribed to this update you can sign up here to receive this and other OEA communications.

Upcoming application deadlines

Spring break programs: January 4th
Spring 2 programs:     January 4th
May Term:
March 1
Fall semester:
March 1
Academic year:
March 1
April 1

Applications are being accepted for all short-term study abroad

CWRU offers many different lengths of study abroad, including short-term CWRU-led programs. Short-term CWRU-led study abroad programs provide great opportunities for students.

Short-term programs allow you to:

  • Experience the excitement of the world classroom
  • Travel with CWRU faculty and students.
  • Engage in abroad experiences without committing to an entire semester or year.
  • Visit the actual locations you’re learning about
  • Go abroad as a first year student.

CWRU-led short term programs happen throughout the year.

Spring Break Programs — students have a couple of class meetings before and after the spring break and travel over their spring break to an international location to participate in coursework.

Spring II Programs — students participate in a spring semester course that culminates with a two to three week experience abroad in May.

May Term and Summer Programs — students go abroad for at least three weeks during the May Term or Summer sessions for an intensive course.

Winter Break Programs —students register for a fall course and have some class meetings before and after the international experience that takes place in December/January.

Explore all short-term programs by visiting our new short-term webpage!

Meet with a Study Abroad advisor

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