think: international CWRU Newsletter, August 29, 2014

  • International Welcome Days
  • New International Student Success Series


News and Announcements 

Study Abroad Fair: September 5, 2014

Global Talk Series 2014-2015

International Student Success Series: Fall 2014 Schedule

While the deadline to apply to the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2015-16 has closed for most awards, a select number of opportunities remain open for new applications until Friday, September 5, 2014.  A list of awards that are currently open can be found online. 

Intercultural Horizons Conference: Currents in Community Development, Civic Engagement, and Intercultural Competence (October 9-10, 2014)  

Interested in leading a summer study abroad course? Contact Molly Watkins in the Office of Education Abroad. Summer 2015 proposals are due October 15, 2014

Call for Peer Reviewers: Core Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Specialist Program

Funding Opportunities

Today, Friday, August 29th at 12:pm, in Glennan Room 401: Information session on Fulbright awards for students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, and teaching English in schools worldwide. Undergraduate students must apply in the fall semester of their senior year.  Review application timeline and contact Scott D. Hardy for more information. (Deadline to complete online notification: September 13, 2014)

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship for U.S. college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet have not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad (App Deadline: September 22, 2014)

The Marjorie Peace Lenn Research Award open to both undergraduate and graduate students from U.S. colleges/universities, encourages scholarly research about international trade in education and international student mobility (App Deadline: October 1, 2014)

U.S. Borlaug Fellows Graduate Research Grant in Global Food Security (App Deadline: November 1, 2014) 

The 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad (Fellows and Scholars Program Deadline: January 20, 2015 | Summer Program Deadline: February 3, 2015)

Department of Education: International and Foreign Language Education Grants

High North Programme - supports collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and with institutions in Canada, China, Japan, Russia, The Republic of Korea, and the United States to increase knowledge about the High North

Center for International Affairs
Tomlinson Hall, Room 143
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031

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


New Student Orientation Welcomes International Students from More than 20 Countries

CWRU welcomed 165 international students from 23 countries during International Welcome Days, a two-day event just prior to new student orientation.  The program is designed to help international students acclimate to campus and provide resources to create a seamless transition to American culture and higher education.  In addition to providing a welcoming transition experience, students are able to participate in programming that focuses on challenges and areas of concern that are specific to international students.
Workshops included dialogue about practical issues such as immigration regulations, healthcare in the U.S., and academic success at CWRU.  Students also enjoyed various social activities including a cultural picnic with cuisine from around the Cleveland area, an American dinner and game night, and an evening at Fun ‘n’ Stuff amusement park.  Samantha Novak, First-Year Experience and Family Programs Graduate Assistant, noted the closing activity as a highlight of the program, where students wrote down three of their biggest apprehensions along with one goal they had for the upcoming school year.  The students folded their papers into airplanes and let them soar from the top of the new Tinkham Veale University Center. 

We wish the class of 2018 all the best with the many exciting experiences and goals ahead of them.

New International Student Success Series Kickoff
The Office of International Student Services in the Center for International Affairs is excited to announce the new International Student Success Series offering a variety of programs, workshops, meetings, and events for CWRU international students. 

The new series is designed to help international students transition and better understand the social and academic culture at CWRU. Each part of the series is designed to enhance important life skills and incorporates knowledgeable trainers from across campus. The Center has partnered with various offices including Educational Student Services, the Career Center, and University Counseling Services to offer support on topics such as finding internships, dealing with homesickness, traveling in the US, and explaining American cultural systems like Greek Life.

All the events are free and offered each Wednesday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Sears 464. 

We hope you will share this information with all of your international students:  Fall 2014 International Student Success Series Schedule


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