think: international CWRU Newsletter, May 9, 2014

  • School of Dental Medicine: Working with the Ohio State Board
  • Center for International Affairs: 2014 International Student Graduates


News and Announcements

Commencement (May 18, 2014)

CWRU Student Awards (to date)

Call for Peer Reviewers: Core Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Specialist Program

Department of Education: International and Foreign Language Education Grants

CWRU Faculty Fulbright Scholar Profile: Michael Goldberg

We are planning the Fall 2014 Global Talk Series -  If you have ideas for topics or would like to collaborate with the Center for International Affairs, please contact Kendee Franklin

Horovitz Fund for Professional Development for African Artists and Scholars (Application Deadline - May 15, 2014) 

5th Annual Cleveland Asian Festival (May 17-18, 2014)  

Center for International Affairs
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031

The Center for International Affairs provides leadership, expertise, and support to the Case Western Reserve University community, cultivating a dynamic international presence and inspiring a culture of global understanding and responsibility.


School of Dental Medicine: Working with the Ohio State Board to Provide Clinical Experiences to Visiting Brazilian Students

The School of Dental Medicine (SODM), in cooperation with the Institute of International Education, the government of Brazil, and the Ohio State Board of Dentistry, spearheaded a rules change that allowed visiting Brazilian dental students studying at CWRU for a year to work with dental patients directly.

Until early 2013, non-degree international dental school students throughout Ohio were not permitted to participate in hands-on patient care.  Dentistry, however, is a clinical profession; allowing the Brazilian students to participate in the provider-patient relationship results in a more educational and, ultimately, richer learning experience. “To spend a year without seeing patients can really set you back while you are still in training stages,” says Dr. J. Martin Palomo, who, with Dean Jerold Goldberg, was instrumental in securing the right to allow Brazilian students to receive clinical experience.

Working with the Center for International Affairs, SODM welcomed four visiting Brazilian students in Fall 2013 and will have more students for the Fall 2014 semester.

The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) provides scholarships to Brazilian students in mostly STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for study at U.S. colleges and universities.


Center for International Affairs: Nearly 300 International Students Graduating in the Class of 2014


The Center for International Affairs is pleased to report that nearly 300 international students will be graduating in the class of 2014 at the annual commencement ceremonies scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 18th. 
If this new class of international graduates follows similar paths as their predecessors, approximately 70% are expected to pursue an advanced course of study and over 20% have secured or are in negotiations for for full-time employment.  Additionally, nearly 150 of the graduates have applied for Optional Practical Training - a temporary employment opportunity providing practical experience in a student’s field of study.   The international student graduates represent 41 countries and all the schools and colleges at CWRU. 
The Center for International Affairs congratulates the entire class of 2014 and invites you to learn more about one of our graduates, Swetha Sahin, and her new adventure with a local company.
READ MORE about Swetha Sahin (Home Country: India)



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