The Chinese Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York provides scholarships for CWRU students to study in China
Left to Right: David Fleshler, Associate Provost for International Affairs; Xu Yongji, Education Counsellor for Chinese Consulate in New York; Lynn Singer, Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Starting in fall 2015, the Chinese government will provide two full scholarships to Case Western Reserve University students to study in Chinese institutions. The scholarships will include tuition and accommodation fees, living allowances, and medical insurance for an academic year.
In May of this year, CWRU welcomed Ambassador Sun Guoxiang, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, to discuss the relationship between China and CWRU. In August, a team of Education Consuls, led by Mr. Xu Yongji, the Education Counsellor, returned to campus where they formalized Ambassador Sun’s original commitment to establish scholarships during an official memorandum of understanding signing ceremony.
CWRU looks forward to building the relationship with the Chinese Consulate General in New York and with the Chinese government. Details regarding the scholarship criteria and application process will be shared with the campus community in late November.
La Alianza is one of Over 50 Active Cultural Clubs on Campus
Periodically the Center for International Affairs highlights one of over 50 culture clubs on campus representing nationalities, dance, food, music, discussion, and more.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we are featuring La Alianza, an inclusive campus group that welcomes anyone interested in the varied Latino cultures.
The club works closely with community groups such as the Young Latino Network, the Julia de Burgos Center, Esperanza, and HOLA to provide resources and support for CWRU students. One of their signature events, Latino Youth Day, brings Latino high school students to campus, where Hiram Cortex, president of La Alianza, hopes the campus visit will, “inspire them and maybe show them a place where they can imagine themselves studying in the future.”
The members started the semester with planning events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and inviting new freshman to participate in the Latino mentoring program, Más allá de lo posible (Beyond the Possible), organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and First Year Experience.
To learn more about La Alianza and upcoming events, such as Noche Latina @ CWRU and Latino Movie Night, visit their Facebook Page.