February 2020 Newsletter for Faculty and Staff
Nominate Outstanding
Individuals & Organizations for
Global Citizen Awards!

   The Center for International Affairs is seeking nominations for the annual Global Citizen Awards. The awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that champion internationalization at CWRU, enhance the international student experience and exemplify the university's values of inclusion and diversity.
   The International Leader Award is new this year and honors a faculty or staff member who embodies what it means to be a global citizen at CWRU and serves as an inspiration for others. 

    The Global Citizen Awards include:
  • International Leader (Faculty/Staff)
  • Unsung Champion (Student)
  • Spirit of Service (Student)
  • Laurie D. Zelman International Undergraduate Student
  • Elise Lindsay International Graduate Student
  • Outstanding Student Organization
  • Outstanding Campus Partner in Collaboration
   CWRU faculty, staff, and currently-enrolled students are encouraged to nominate candidates for the Global Citizen Awards so they can be celebrated for their efforts and contributions to the campus community. Completed nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
   To view the award descriptions, the nomination form and last year’s Global Citizen Award winners, visit: 
   Winners will be chosen by an anonymous committee and will be invited to attend the International Achievement Luncheon in April where they will be recognized and receive their award. Those who nominated the award winners will also be invited to attend.
Study Abroad Scholarship Applications
   The Office of Education Abroad has simplified the scholarship application process for CWRU students. It now provides one place online where they can apply for any study abroad funding administered through the Center for International Affairs instead of visiting multiple websites with individual applications. 
   Several study abroad scholarships are currently available for students applying for programs in fall, summer and academic year 2020-2021.
   The deadline to apply for those terms is March 15. After that date, the scholarships will still be available for subsequent terms. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share study abroad scholarship information with any students who might be interested. The scholarships can be accessed here
Weatherhead Partnership 
with Tongji University
Ranked #2 in China
   The Weatherhead School of Management's joint Master of Science in Management-Finance program with Tongji University in Shanghai is receiving international attention after being ranked second among hundreds of finance-focused MBA programs in China.
   The ranking was released by MBAChina and "Manager" magazine as part of its Top 10 Best Finance MBA Programs of China Business School in 2019 list. It placed the partnership behind only the joint program between Cornell and Tsinghua universities.
   The Weatherhead-Tongji program launched in 2011 and its 10th cohort will begin this fall. Students who complete the program earn a Master of Science in Finance degree from Weatherhead and an MBA from Tongji. 

Vice Provost Fleshler Begins AIEA Leadership Role
CWRU's Vice Provost for International Affairs, David Fleshler, is now serving as the president-elect of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). The organization brings together international education leaders from around the world, providing opportunities to share strategies, join forces and be an effective voice on public policy. Fleshler will become president of AIEA in 2021. He has previously served as chair of AIEA's Policy Advisory Committee and on its Executive Committee.
Get to Know the Center Staff
   Tetiana Lopatkina joined the Center for International Affairs this month as the Information Specialist. She is originally from Ukraine and speaks both Ukrainian and Russian. Lopatkina came to the United States as an international student five years ago and has a masters degree from Kent State University in chemical physics. 
   In her role as the Center’s Information Specialist, she maintains and coordinates daily data input into the international student and study abroad databases, analyzes and generates analytical reports and completes other tasks to ensure students have the documentation they need. She knows from personal experience how essential this work is. 
   “As someone who came as an international student from Ukraine to study in the U.S., I know first-hand how important it is to support students studying abroad as well as international students studying in the U.S.” said Lopatkina, “As a former STEM major, I know how important it is to balance research, studying, family, friends, and other responsibilities like visa and immigration issues.” Which will be very beneficial to her as she begins advising international students in the near future. 
   Faculty and staff can reach out to her for analytical data or information about CWRU’s international or study abroad students. Lopatkina can be reached at

CWRU Student Global Perspectives
Carlos Lewis-Miller is a medical anthropology major who spent spring semester 2019 studying abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He shares how he made his study abroad semester possible, how his experience prepared him to take the next step towards his career goal and how his view of the world has changed because of it here.

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April 5
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