Office of Education Abroad Update, December 5, 2012: Issue 5

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Office of Education Abroad Update
DECEMBER 5, 2012: Issue 5

Study Abroad in India

spring II, semester, year long and summer programs available

India, is the home of one of the world's most ancient civilizations.  The country has maintained a sense of national unity in a country with a number of unique religious, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural differences.   India is a fascinating mixture of ancient cultures and traditions, religions, and over 200 languages and dialects, combined with 21st-century technology and a growing international economy.  Second only to China in population size, it is poised to become an ever larger player on the world stage.  Experience studying abroad in India for a couple weeks or a year to get to know the many different faces of this diverse nation

Take advantage of the many opportunities CWRU offers to study abroad in India! 

CWRU Faculty-Led Short Term Courses (Spring II and Summer)
MSASS in India: Global Issues & Sustainability (Spring II course)
Bioethics Global Health - India (Summer course)

Semester Long Programs
CIEE International Business and Culture in Mumbai
Public Health and Indian Studies at Manipal University

To explore all your options for study abroad in India or other parts of the world, visit our website at and start your program search today.


Announcements and Events from The Office of Education Abroad

Two more Information sessions for spring break and spring II short-term study abroad programs will be offered.  One on Friday December 7th, 12:30PM-1:45PM.  The other Monday, December 10th, 12:30PM-1:45PM, In the Tomlinson 1st floor conference room. Pizza will be provided at these events.
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 II programs will be presented and discussed. Most are 3-credit courses that count for Global and Cultural Diversity credit for A&S students.  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.  Start your application today, space is limited on these programs. 

Orientation Deadline for Winter Break Participants
As a prerequisite for studying abroad, you must complete a pre-departure orientation. If you did not attend the in-person orientation, you must complete the online orientation to fulfill this requirement.  To do so, log in to your CWRU account on On the “My Application Page”, scroll down to the “Learning Content” and “Assessments” sections. Complete the “Learning Content” section by reading each sub-section and then clicking mark as read. Complete the “Assessments” section by taking a quiz in each sub-section and scoring 100%. These assessments can be taken multiple times.  When you have read each document and scored 100% on each assessment, we will consider your requirement completed.  You have a deadline of December 7th to complete this requirement either online or in-person.  Please contact Lisa Brown ( if you have any questions.

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

Department of Bioethics is offering a new Spring II course, BETH 315/415: Death, Dying & Euthanasia: Netherlands & the USA
Faculty leader: Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.  Course Dates: 5/12/5/23/2013; Trip Dates: 5/11-5/24/2013; Apply for Spring II in Studio Abroad.  This course will compare and contrast policies in the USA and the Netherlands regarding  difficult and, sometimes, intractable social problems such as: euthanasia; recreational drug policy; prostitution and water management.  This comparison for two simultaneously similar and very different societies will provide students with fresh perspectives on the own cultural assumptions, traditions, and experiences.  This fresh perspective will be broadened by immersion in Dutch culture  for the two-week portion of the course in  Amsterdam.  To learn The Department's other 3-credit, spring break study abroad opportunities to Amsterdam: Public Health, Paris: Cross-Cultural Medical Ethics, and Salamanca: European Bioethics; visit our website or contact Michelle Champoir to set up an appointment.  Open to all undergraduate (all majors),graduate students (all programs) all spring courses count towards Global and Cultural Diversity credit.  Financial aid may be applied toward travel costs.

Global Issues & Sustainablity in India, School of Engineering and MSASS (Mandel School of Applied Social Science) Collaboration, India SASS 375/575 and EECS 342i
Travel Dates: May 21 - June 4, 2013, Seminars:  March and April  Cost:  $4950.00, includes international, domestic and in-counrty travel, accommodations, meals, cultural and historical sites.  The  3-credit study abroad course is an interdisciplinary engineering and social work collaboration that includes a short-term cross-cultural immersion during May 21 - June 4, 1013.  The course is listed as a Spring II course, registered for as spring elective, with class meetings in March and April and travel to India in May.   Global Issues & Sustainability in India course brings together a social work perspective to the understanding of technical project assessment, selection, planning and implementation in India.  The course is also designed to help students understand culturally relevant community engagement strategies to ensure project acceptance in under-served and developing communities.  Many field sites will be visited in order to observe first-hand the community assessment and development of projects that engineers implement. An example of these projects could include infrastructure to support water and sanitation as well as projects around energy, agriculture, human rights and women empowerment.Financial aid can be applied toward program fee. For more information, please visit or contact  Dr. Deborah Jacobson,
December 5, 2012

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Upcoming application deadlines

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

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