Office of Education Abroad Update, February 24, 2016: Issue 87
Case Western Reserve University

February 24, 2016: Issue 87

Study Abroad and Service: Opportunities to Volunteer Abroad

Many students who study abroad also volunteer as part of their international experience, and the Office of Education Abroad can help interested students find study abroad programs that offer service-learning or volunteer opportunities. Service learning is offered on study abroad programs from South America to New Zealand, from the United Kingdom to South Africa, and beyond.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, students can focus on service-learning projects in community health, at-risk youth, advocacy for the disabled, or homelessness. In Dunedin, New Zealand, students can participate in environmental volunteering opportunities. In Cape Town, South Africa, students volunteer at a nearby informal settlement that receives no government services like water or electricity. At the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, students can specialize in the Leadership and Service pathway which teaches sustainable leadership to promote environmental care and social justice.

Many opportunities to continue your service abroad exist for all CWRU students. Make an appointment to learn your options today!

Announcements and Events

Summer in China with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is offering a 3-week program in China for students majoring in STEM or Business disciplines. This program covers travel, housing, and meals while traveling to China and aims to promote African Americans’ interest in career and study options involving US-China relations. For more information including how to apply, covered and non-covered program costs, and the application questions, please visit the
Congressional Black Caucus website or email the Office of Education Abroad.

Summer Study Abroad Information Session!
What are your plans for this summer? Consider studying abroad! There are many options available, ranging in length from just a few weeks to the entire summer. Join the Office of Education Abroad on Thursday, March 3 at 4pm in 135 Tomlinson Hall to learn more! See you there!

Meet International Delegates at Cleveland Art Museum's MIX event on March 4 at 5:00 pm
Join the Center for International Affairs and Global Cleveland to welcome and network with 15 international delegates from around the world during  the March 4 MIX at the Cleveland Art Museum. A monthly event, MIX offers a fun atmosphere filled with music, art and mingling. The international delegates are on campus and in Cleveland to learn about Higher Education and Business Partnerships/Innovation. Tickets to MIX are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door. CMA members are free. To join with the delegates, please
RSVP.  More details can be found here.

CWRU, Study Abroad, and the Zika Virus
CWRU and the Center for International Affairs have released statements regarding the Zika Virus and its impact on the campus community and study abroad. Read the statements on the Zika virus and CWRU study abroad and CWRU's community statement released last week. The Center for International Affairs strongly encourages students with study abroad plans to consult the CDC. Contact Molly Watkins if you have any questions about the virus and its impact on international travel. 



Application Deadlines

Fall 2016 & Academic Year 2016 Applications Due: March 1

Summer CWRU Study Abroad Courses Application Extended Deadline: March 15

Summer 2016 Applications Due: April 1 (some programs have earlier deadlines)

Summer Study Abroad Information Session: March 3, 4:00 pm, Tomlinson 135

Cleveland Museum of Art MIX with International Delegates: March 4, 5:00 pm

To learn more about all of your study abroad options, contact the Office of Education Abroad at or visit our website at
February 24, 2016

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