On September 8th, at an on-campus opening presided over by President Barbara R. Snyder, Case Western Reserve University has launched its new Center for International Affairs. The Center is located on the first floor of Tomlinson Hall, on the University’s main quad.
The Center houses three main international units – the Office of International Student Services, the Office of Education Abroad and the Office of Global Strategy. The Office of International Student Services (OISS) has been rated as the top student services office in the world (in a 2008 survey among 94 universities worldwide). OISS provides academic help and objectives; advice on housing, financial, and legal matters; leadership resources and programs; and intercultural exchange. OISS is led by Elise Lindsay.
The Office of Education Abroad (OEA) is the central address for all undergraduate study abroad programs on campus. This office has been completely revamped over the past few months – including a new leader, Director for International Affairs Molly Watkins (Molly also oversees OISS), and new Study Abroad Advisors, Autumn Beechler and Matthew Notarian. OEA is planning to launch a new and much more complete and easy to use website during the fall term.
The Center also houses the Office of Global Strategy. The OIA concentrates on coordinating the international activities on campus; representing the University to the local, state-wide, national and international community; creating partnerships with international universities, corporations and other entities; strategic planning; international alumni development; and government, foundation, and individual fundraising for the University’s international ventures. Associate Provost for International Affairs David Fleshler leads both the OGS and the Center.
The Center for International Affairs is the central address for international activities on campus. Please visit us in Tomlinson Hall, or contact us at 216/368-2397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.