Office of Education Abroad Update, December 4, 2014: Issue 57

December 4,2014: Issue 57

Center for International Affairs Global Perspective: Jason Sleisenger

Jason Sleisenger, a multiple study abroad alumni, recently spoke with study abroad advisor Autumn Beechler about his study abroad experiences. Jason is a Theatre major and is aiming to graduate in 2015.

Where did you study abroad? How did you choose your programs?
I studied abroad in Matanzas, Cuba; San Sebastian, Spain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and London, England. I chose my experiences mainly based off the reputation of the academic programs, but also due to my fervent desire to visit and study in those program areas.

How has studying abroad changed your global perspective?
I realize how similar the world is as a whole when you get down to human nature, and that cultural differences should only enhance the interconnectedness of our nations. We should embrace unity through diversity. It’s incredible how innovative and artistic every culture is in their own unique ways, and I believe different cultures should recognize the phenomenal attributes in each other.

What advice do you have for students who are considering study abroad?
Take advantage of the opportunities you have to study abroad. This may be the only time where you can have an experience that is relatively affordable and which you can earn college credit while traveling. Seeing other parts of the world can give you a more complete perspective about human society as a whole.

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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.

Deadline Extended for Faculty Directed Spring Semester Study Abroad Courses over Spring Break or May Abroad
The deadline for the CWRU courses offered in the spring semester that go abroad over spring break or May has been extended for most programs to January 16! Apply here to register!

Winter Break Hours for the Office of Education Abroad
Study abroad advising appointments will end on December 18 and not begin again until January 7, but our staff will still be available to assist students who walk in with questions on days that we are open. The Office of Education Abroad will be open to support students most of the winter holiday, but we will be closed December 24-26 and December 31-January 2. Contact if you have any questions or want to make an appointment.  Have a great break everyone!

Other Announcements and Events

Take ENGR 200 at Tianjin University in Tianjin, China summer 2015!

Take ENGR 200: Statics and Strength of materials at Tianjin University in Tianjin, China! The course, offered May 25-June 11, 2015, includes morning classes with recitation and homework sessions in the afternoon. Culture events will be held in the evening. During the weekend, there will be group tours in Beijing and Tianjin including visiting the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, etc. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to take a core engineering course abroad. Apply today!
In this issue:
  • Center for International Affairs Global Perspecitve: Jason Sleisenger
  • Announcements and Events from OEA
  • Other Announcements and Events
  • Application Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
December 4, 2014

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Application Deadlines

**Deadline Extension**
Spring 2015 Semester Faculty Directed Programs: January 16

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

Final Exams: December 9-17, 2014
Good luck on exams!!

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