Office of Education Abroad Update, November 5, 2014: Issue 55

november 5,2014: Issue 55

Join Us in Celebrating International Education Week: November 17-21, 2014



International education is not just about physically crossing
borders, but also about thinking globally in local situations.
(Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)
The Center for International Affairs announces the 2014 International Education Week schedule highlighting the diversity of cultural events taking place on campus and in our own neighborhood.

International Education Week is a national celebration of the benefits of international education and global exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education is an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. 

Along with numerous collaborators, we have developed a variety of exciting and informative events for faculty, staff, students, and community members to stimulate cultural understanding on campus and in our local community, while fostering an inclusive environment and worldview.

Throughout the week enjoy international food in on-campus cafeterias, experience the daily lives of local refugees through a black-and-white photography exhibit in Tomlinson Hall, and win prizes on Facebook and Twitter. 

Several events are offered daily. Here are some highlights:
 Monday, November 17th:        
Fortune Cookies & Student Funding for Study Abroad
12:30-1:30, Tomlinson Hall Lobby

See what the future has in store for you as you learn more about the variety of internationally focused grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities available to students.

5:00 – 7:00PM, Thwing Ballroom
Undergraduate and graduate students should not miss this opportunity to expand their networking strategies through mini-career oriented workshops and a young professional group exposition. Global Cleveland, CWRU Center for International Affairs, and the Career Center are hosting the event and students should register here.
Tuesday, November 18th         
International Trivia Night
7:00PM, Jolly Scholar
Join the Center for International Affairs for a special international trivia night. Come for the challenge – stay for the fantastic prizes.
Wednesday, November 19th
Study Abroad Experiences in Poland
12:45-1:45, Mandel School 320A
This program focuses on social change in Poland, addressing issues of drug abuse, homelessness, and aging. Learn about the study abroad experiences of the last three years and the plan for 2015.
Thursday, November 20th
ELS Cultural Showcase and International Luncheon
12:15-1:30, ELS Language Center, Stone Commons Building 109

Enjoy food and information about the various cultures and countries represented at the ELS Language Center, as well as information on how to get into teaching English as a Second Language.

International Bioethics Discussions
5:00-6:00, Nord 410

Are moral answers different in different countries? Or are there absolute rights and wrongs? Examine and compare a bioethics case/issue during and interactive discussion with the Department of Bioethics Faculty.
Friday, November 21st
International Food Trucks

The University Program Board invites you to have lunch on the Case Quad with food trucks from Wholly Frijoles, Mobile Sushi Bar, Grey Wolf Grill, Pranzo Forno, and more. After getting your lunch, go into Tomlinson lobby to visit the Short-Term Study Abroad Expo.

Short-Term Study Abroad Expo
12:00-2:00, Tomlinson Lobby

Warm up with your food from the International Food Trucks by visiting the study abroad expo. Faculty will be on hand in this informal expo atmosphere as you walk around to learn about all of your study abroad short-term options.

Thanksgiving Dinner
The CWRU International Club and Center for International Affairs will host a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner open to the entire community.  Tickets are required.
There are many more events planned for the week. A full schedule of events can be found at: .

Announcements and Events from The Office of Education Abroad

Join CWRU Faculty on a Summer Study Abroad Course: Deadline is February 1!
CWRU faculty are directing several study abroad courses this summer. From politics to engineering to art history, there is a program perfect for every student. Visit our website to search the summer options.

Spring Break and May Term Study Abroad Information Session!
Interested in studying abroad over spring break or the summer with CWRU faculty and CWRU students? Come learn about the more than twenty options students have to meet their academic needs and expand their global horizons on CWRU’s “short term” study abroad programs. Stop by the Tomlinson Lobby tomorrow, Thursday 12 – 1pm, to learn all about your options. Grab your lunch from the Marketplace downstairs, and then head up to the small conference room to eat and explore.
All About Research Abroad
Join SOURCE and The Office of Education Abroad to learn about your many research options abroad. Find out about pathways for you to complete research overseas on Friday, November 14th at 4pm in Sears 480.

Other Announcements and Events

Study in the Netherlands over Spring Break!

Visit the rich history, rolling canals, and modern society that is the Netherlands through one of CWRU's  four faculty directed courses in the Netherlands that meet over the spring semester and travel over spring break. The four courses--Integrated Mental Health and Substance AbuseInternational Bioethics Practice and Policy: Public Health in the Netherlands, Gender and Sexuality Justice: LGBT Life in Contemporary Dutch Culture, and Social Justice; Health and Prevention--offer students an array of topics to examine the culture in depth.

Visit our website for a complete listing of all of the study abroad option available to you.
In this issue:
  • International Education Week
  • Announcements and Events from OEA
  • Other Announcements and Events
  • Application Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
November 5, 2014

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Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 Semester Faculty Directed Programs: December 1

Summer 2015 Faculty Directed Programs: February 1

Fall 2015: March 1

Academic Year 2015/16:
March 1

Summer 2015 Independent Programs: April 1
Meet with a Study Abroad advisor

To schedule a phone, Skype, or in-person appointment with a study abroad advisor, contact:
Upcoming Events

Spring Break and May Term Study Abroad Info Session: Thurs., Nov. 5, 12-1, Tomlinson Hall

All About Research Abroad: Fri., Nov. 14, 4:00, Sears 480

International Education Week: Nov. 17-21

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