Case Western Reserve University

Department of Bioethics - School of Medicine

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Go Abroad next semester on a short-term study abroad program!  Courses are open to all students.  No prerequisites and no language requirement.  All are 3-credit spring semester courses.  Space is limited, APPLY TODAY!


Courses count for:
  • Global and Cultural Diversity Credit for Arts and Sciences
  • Humanities Credit for Engineering
(Direct links to apply are below)

Financial aid/student loans can often be applied to cover all travel expenses. 

LOCATION                         COURSE                            TRAVEL DATES

Paris, France


BETH 315D/415D: French Connections, A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Medical Ethics

Course dates March 8-13, 2015  Lodging Booked March 7-15, 2015.

Salamanca, Spain


 BETH 315E/415E: European Perspectives on Bioethics--Salamanca, Spain

Course dates March 8-13, 2015  Lodging Booked March 7-15, 2015

Amsterdam, The Netherlands



BETH 315B/415B: Public Health in the Netherlands


Course dates March 8-13, 2015  Lodging Booked March 7-15, 2015.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


 BETH 315/415: Death, Dying & Euthanasia: Netherlands & the USA

Course Dates: May 11-21, 2015

Lodging booked May 9-22, 2015


As part of your application you will pay a $200 deposit to The Office of International Affairs by credit card through the application site, by phone or in person.  $200 will come off the program fee.   They are in Tomlinson Hall.  The remaining balance will be billed to your CWRU tuition bill.  Program costs vary.  Please visit our website for specific fees.


Many students increase their loans to cover this fee.  You can even borrow additional money for spending money and your flight.  If you wish to do this you must email Nancy Issa in financial aid and let her know what course you are going on, and that you are requesting additional loans.

Many students also ask about scholarships.  We do not offer our own.  However, over the years students have found some interesting places to fund their experience.  My best advice is use the resources we have provided on our website and do your homework.  If you put in the effort you may find some scholarship to assist you.

For more information please contact me at

The following items are included in the program fee:

  • Non-refundable deposit ($200)
  • Hotel lodging for duration of trip dates
  • breakfast daily
  • welcome reception
  • field trips

The following items are not included in the program fee, but will need to be paid by participants:

  • RT airfare (unless otherwise noted).
  • Case Western Reserve University tuition and fees* (only non-Case students need to pay additional tuition for course, for CWRU students this is part of your regular tuition)
  • additional meals 
  • passport application fee
  • visa application fees (if applicable)
  • pre-departure doctor visits
  • pre-departure immunizations (if applicable)
  • personal spending money
  • reading materials

Tuition and fees*: *Visit the Case Western Reserve University Controller’s web page for current tuition, fees and taxes.

All payments (with the exception of the deposit) will be billed to the Case Account that will be created when you register for the course.  The fee will be added when the course is added.  If you withdraw from the course, the fee will not drop.  The fee is non-refundable per the financial agreement.
The initial deposit of $200 should be paid to the Office of Study Abroad.

For more information about this, 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., 216-368-5377
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Michelle L. Champoir-Burke, M.A.
Director International Education Programs
Department of Bioethics
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DIRECTIONS to The Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine TA213
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4976
office(216)-368-5377 fax (216)-368-8713