Office of Education Abroad Update, December 19, 2012: Issue 6

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Office of Education Abroad Update
DECEMBER 19, 2012: Issue 6

Study Abroad in France

spring break, semester, year long and summer programs available

Study abroad in the country that boasts thousands of museums and music festivals each year and more than a million nonprofit associations and NGOs. The French have succeeded in preserving their historical position as a world power by leading some of the most influential businesses, fashion houses, and political and artistic movements of our time. In France, you’ll discover more than one thousand miles of beaches, five major mountain ranges with nearly 5,000 miles of ski slopes, and some the most beautiful cities and villages in the world. Discover the allure of study abroad in France and open your eyes to a new way of living and learning!  Let CWRU help you turn the French Alps, the French Riviera, and enchanting cities like Paris into your real-life classroom!

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

CWRU Faculty-Led Short Term Courses (Spring Break, May Term and Summer)
Bioethics: French Connections: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Medical Ethics
Rouen, France International Technology Entrepreneurship in Rouen, France

Semester and Year Long Programs
IES Abroad International Business in Paris
Sweet Briar Junior Year in Nice, France

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


Bon Voyage to CWRU students going abroad!

CWRU is sending 44 students abroad for the semester to the following destination: Belgium, Taiwan, Spain, Germany, Australia, England, New Zealand, Denmark, Semester at Sea, the Netherlands, Ireland, Chile, South Africa, Italy, El Salvador, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Ecuador, Wales, India,and  UAE.  Another 52 students will be leaving for short-term winter break programs to Costa Rica, Bangladesh and Ecuador!  Don't miss your chance to study abroad in 2013.  Applications are still being accepted for Spring Break and Spring II programs, as well as summer!

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.

Announcements and Events from The Office of Education Abroad

Center for International Affairs Holiday Hours
Monday, 12/17 through Thursday, 12/20 8:30 am – 5 pm
Friday, 12/21 8:30 am – 3 pm
Monday, 12/24 and Tuesday, 12/25 CLOSED
Wednesday, 12/26 8:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday, 12/27 8:30 am – 5 pm
Friday, 12/28 8:30 am – 3 pm
Monday, 12/31 and Tuesday 1/1 CLOSED

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 19, 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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