Office of Education Abroad Update, January 16, 2013: Issue 8

Case Western Reserve University

Office of Education Abroad Update
JANUARY 16, 2013: Issue 8

Welcome Back Study Abroad Students

Fall semester study abroad students return to campus and share their experiences

In the Fall of 2012, 35 CWRU students studied abroad in 17 different countries.  Students studied in Australia, Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Northern Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and The Virgin Islands.  The Office of Education Abroad will host a welcome reception for these students in The Tomlinson Lobby on Friday, January 25th, from 12:30PM-2:00PM.  Returning students, and students interested in learning more about studying abroad for a semester or year are encouraged to attend.  Two students will present their study abroad experiences.  Lunch will be served, RSVP's are requested.  Click link to RSVP or email Lisa Brown at

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

Applications are now open for summer, fall, and academic year study abroad programs 
Thinking about studying abroad?  Wondering what your options are?  You can first start by exploring all the options on our application portal.  Search by city, country, region, or term.  Then make an appointment with Lisa Brown ( our study abroad adviser.

Photo contest
If you returned or will return from any study abroad program between April 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013, your photos will be eligible for our photo contest.  More info to come.  For those traveling on a Spring Break Program, this means you too!  

Applications are still being accepted for the spring break and spring II programs, deadline is January 25th
It is not too late to apply to go abroad over your spring break or in May, on a Spring II program.  Search our Featured Programs page to explore your options for short-term study abroad.

To explore all your options for study abroad, visit our website at and start your program search today.

Other Announcements and Events

Welcome/Welcome Back Party,  Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.  Location: Tomlinson Hall Lobby
We always celebrate each semester's beginning with a Welcome/Welcome Back Party. It's the perfect opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old ones before the semester gets really busy. Hot tea and hot chocolate, wine, and an assortment of tempting snacks will be served and we guarantee a warm reception in Tomlinson Hall. Family members and other friends are welcome to join the party and we look forward to seeing everybody!

The Cuba Experience, 3 credit May Term course
Travel Dates: May 13 - May 31, 2013,  Cost:  $2550.00, includes flights, Housing, In-country transportation, Insurance, some meals. 
This is a three–week study abroad intensive course that takes place at Editorial Vigía, in Matanzas, Cuba. The course combines the unique advantages of a total immersion environment in Spanish with a classroom curriculum that includes conversation practice and study of relevant cultural, literary and historical issues. Students complete three hours of classroom instruction and an hour and a half of publishing workshop four days per week.  In this workshop, they work in the edition of a bilingual book.  In addition, they participate in organized visits to historic sites and museums connected to the culture curriculum. The focus of the culture curriculum is the study of Cuban history and culture through its literature, visual arts, films, and music.  After
applying and being accepted in the program, students meet for personal advising with the program director and attend four different one hour orientation-information meetings in the spring semester.  After successful completion of the study-abroad program, students receive 3 upper-level credits in Spanish.  The course is interdisciplinary in approach and provides students with the tools they need to analyze and understand the complexities of modern Cuba. Students will have formal classes taught by their professor and talks and meetings with specialists on Cuban literature, art, architecture, history and other aspects of culture and society. In addition, they will attend lectures, participate in discussions, and take field trips that will expose them to many aspects of Cuban culture, such as art, architecture, music, dance, film, literature, artisan work, folklore, history and urban growth.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences announcement for Engineers: MSASS short-term study abroad courses to Ecuador, Guatemala, Netherlands, Poland are now approved for social sciences credit for students in the College of Engineering!
These courses count only for the Engineering breath requirements that combine humanities and social sciences.  The courses do not count toward the separate humanities requirements and social sciences requirements in Arts & Sciences, Nursing, and Management. If you are interested in studying in Guatemala, the Netherlands or Poland for Spring Break, there is still time to enroll.  For more information, please visit or contact  Dr. Deborah Jacobson,

The Department of Bioethics announcement for Engineers: Our short-term study abroad courses to Paris, Amsterdam, and Salamanca, have been approved to count for the Engineering “Humanities and Social Sciences” breadth requirement. These courses count only for the Engineering breath requirements that combine humanities and social sciences.  The courses do not count toward the separate humanities requirements and social sciences requirements in Arts & Sciences, Nursing, and Management.  Deadline to apply for these programs has been extended to January 25th.  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 16, 2013

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 25
Spring II programs:    
January 25
May Term:
March 1
Fall semester:
April 1
Academic year:
April 1
Summer I:
April 1
Summer II:
April 22

Applications are being accepted for the following programs

May Term
IIME 474 International Technology Entrepreneurship in Rouen, France

Cuba Experience

Summer II
Bioethics Global Health - India
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