Office of Education Abroad Update, January 2, 2013: Issue 7

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Office of Education Abroad Update
JANUARY 2, 2013: Issue 7

Study Abroad over Spring Break or in May on a Spring II Program

Application deadline is January 4th!

Thinking about studying abroad but worried you missed your chance?  The good news is, it is not too late!  Applications are still being accepted for all Spring Break and Spring II programs.  Destinations include The Netherlands, Spain, France, India, Poland, Guatemala, Panama, and China.  All are 3-credit courses that count in the spring semester.  Most will also count for Global and Cultural Diversity Credit for students in The College of Arts and Sciences.  Some of the courses even count for Humanities Credit for Engineering students.  Financial aid can often be applied to cover the travel expenses.  Deadline to apply is January 4th.  Most programs require an advising meeting, however, that can be done over the phone with the programs respective adviser.  There is a late deadline of January 25th for these programs.  All applications after January 4th will be assessed an additional $100 processing fee.  Don't delay, start your application today!  Links to all programs are below.

Applications are being accepted for the following programs

Spring Break
Bioethics: French Connections: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Medical Ethics

MSASS Guatemala: Community Development Approach to Child Welfare

Bioethics Public Health Ethics: Focus on the Netherlands

MSASS Netherlands Social Justice: Health and Violence Prevention (Graduate Course)
MSASS Netherlands Social Justice: Health and Violence Prevention (Undergraduate Course)
MSASS Netherlands: Integrated Mental Health and Substance Abuse

MSASS Poland: Invisible Groups in a New Poland

Bioethics: European Perspectives on Bioethics in Spain
Spring II
HSTY 349/449: The City in Latin America
MSASS in India: Global Issues & Sustainability
MGMT 315: International Management Institute in Shanghai, China

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

Housing Information Required for Long Term Study Abroad Students
If you are going abroad for the Spring 2013 semester, you must log into the your application (go to and click LOGIN), click on In-Country Housing Information, and enter your housing information.  The information is very important.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Brown. (

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

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,

Spend your spring break in Paris! Enroll in BETH 315D/415D: French Connections: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Medical
Ethics - Paris, France. Course: March 11-15, 2013; Trip: March 8-17, 2013

Arts and Sciences Students: Approved for your Global and Cultural Diversity Credit.  Engineering Students:  Approved for your Humanities Credit.
This one week 3-credit intensive course will be held in Paris, France (five days) in collaboration with CWRU and the University of Paris. Students will interact with faculty from the departments of bioethics at both the University of Paris (LEM Renee Descartes, No.5) and CWRU. This class will afford students a unique opportunity to gain an intercultural perspective on biomedical ethics. The aim of this week is to introduce the students to several ethical issues from the perspective of French Bioethics. The course includes lecture components from American and French faculty, as well as field visits to French medical centers and guided cultural experiences that reflect the history of French medicine. At the end of each day, students will meet with the CWRU course instructors to review the day’s material and events.  Ultimately, the goal of the course will be to help students understand the social, cultural and political context in which these issues are addressed in France and compare it to that of the United States.  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

January 2, 2013

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Upcoming application deadlines

Spring break programs:
January 4
Spring II programs:    
January 4
May Term:
March 1
Fall semester:
April 1
Academic year:
April 1
April 1
April 22

Applications are being accepted for the following programs

May Term
IIME 474 International Technology Entrepreneurship in Rouen, France

Cuba Experience

Bioethics Global Health - India
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