think: international CWRU Newsletter, February 28, 2014

  • Weatherhead Global MBA
  • Debut of New International Student and Scholar Liaison Position

News and Announcements


Center for International Affairs
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031

The Center for International Affairs provides leadership, expertise, and support to the Case Western Reserve University community in order to cultivate a dynamic international presence and to inspire a culture of global understanding and responsibility.


A New Way of Doing Business: The Weatherhead School of Management's Global MBA

One of the Weatherhead School of Management’s newest degree programs offers students the chance to fully immerse themselves in diverse cultural, political, and social settings by living and learning in three countries. The Global MBA brings exceptional students from China, India, and the United States together in a two-year, full-time program.  
Weatherhead has partnered with Tongji University's School of Economics and Management (SEM-Tongji) in Shanghai, China; and Xavier School of Management in Jamshedpur, India to provide an in-depth experience in three of the world’s most important economies.  Students spend one semester at each school, learning from one another and working in multinational teams for substantial company-based projects, before returning to their home school for the final semester.
Current student, Omeed Veiseh, Global MBA ‘15, shared, “This program allows me the opportunity to live in some of the fastest growing economies in the world while receiving education from three top-notch MBA programs. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel the world and gain the global perspective on business that I am looking for, living in places most people only dream about.”
The Global MBA, offering this level of experiential learning at multiple international locations, is just one of many exceptional programs that distinguish CWRU and the Weatherhead School of Management apart from many others.

Debut of New International Student and Scholar Liaison Position on Campus

As CWRU becomes more internationalized, the Center for International Affairs is moving to not only welcome and improve the success of international students, but also help all students be “global citizens.”  This fall, the Center for International Affairs created a new International Student and Scholar Liaison position within the Office of International Student Services.  Launching the position not only builds on work already being done with CWRU international students, but also creates an environment that offers the entire University community the experiences, values, and knowledge base that enable global citizenship. 
Cami Thompson started in the new role this semester and is hard at work improving intercultural understanding and international student engagement.  Cami has been on campus for nine years and for the past year served as a SEVIS Coordinator working on immigration documentation.  One of her goals is to actively engage students to better succeed both academically and socially. She is also working with scholars, reaching out to identify their concerns and helping them with the transition of studying and living in a new culture and environment.  Beyond campus, Cami is assisting cultural organizations in providing on-campus events and programs to better attract and serve CWRU and community members. 
Another important goal is to provide cultural understanding workshops for staff, faculty, and students.  In March, as part of the Global Talk Series, Cami has partnered with the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) in presenting  Best Practices in Supporting Undergraduate International Students in the Classroom.  In her own words, “The idea is to help people better connect and engage with students of various cultural backgrounds.”  
Do not hesitate to contact Cami Thompson for additional information or to schedule a workshop.


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