Office of Education Abroad Update, February 26,  2014: Issue 37

Case Western Reserve University

Office of Education Abroad Update
February 26, 2014: Issue 37

Study Abroad This Summer

Deadline to Apply is April 1st!

Thinking about studying abroad this summer?  CWRU offers a myriad of summer programs.  The application deadline is  April 1st for summer study abroad programs—from which there are many to choose!  Begin your search for summer study abroad by visiting our website. or emailing

To explore all your options for study abroad, visit our website at and start your program search today.

Announcements and Events from The Office of Education Abroad

Spring Semester Study Abroad Applications now open
The application for Spring 2015 is now open.  Simply go to, search for the program you’re interested in, and click Apply Now.  The system will walk you through the rest of the process.

Spring Semester 2015 in London with RADA
For over 100 years RADA has specialized in professional training for the dramatic arts. RADA students spend very little time sitting around in lectures: the skills of the actor, the stage manager, the scenic artist need to be practiced to achieve expertise. The staff combines excellence as teachers, with continued engagement in the profession: winning awards, directing movies, publishing books and working with major producers, both in the UK and abroad.  CWRU has partnered with RADA to offer a full spring semester course of study, in London.  This is a CWRU "IN" program, which means students will register through CWRU for this semester abroad. 
Visit our website to learn more about this exciting program.
To hear directly from Geoff Bullen, Director of RADA, about this exciting experience, click here. Click here to APPLY.

It's Photo Contest Time!
The Third Annual Study Abroad Contest is open, and anyone who studied abroad from Summer Break of 2013 through Spring Break of 2014 is welcome to participate. There will be five winners total and several opportunities to win prizes. Students can enter photos into four different categories: 1) Spartie, the Flat Traveling Companion; 2) CWRU in Motion; 3) The World Is Your Classroom, and: 4) General. Look through your old photos or plan on taking a new one if still abroad! The Office of Education Abroad wants to encourage other Case students to take advantage of study abroad programs, as well as to celebrate those who have already studied abroad.

Free T-shirt for Study Abroad Alums

The Office of Education Abroad has designed beautiful, word cloud, FREE study abroad t-shirts for you. Why? Because we see you as Study Abroad Ambassadors! We would like you to have these great T-shirts and to wear them around campus, around your house, around Cleveland—wherever! They are your shirts, no strings attached! However, if you wear your t-shirt around campus know that you may get rewarded.  The Office of Education Abroad will be sneaking around campus and randomly rewarding study abroad alum who are wearing their t-shirts!! Please come into The Office of International Affairs in Tomlinson as soon as possible to pick yours up.

Spring Break and Spring (May Abroad) Study Abroad Student Orientation 
SPRING BREAK AND SPRING (MAY ABROAD) STUDENTS – You may have noticed on your application that you are required to complete a pre-departure orientation. You can complete this online by following the steps listed below:
1. Go to
2. Click LOGIN
3. Click your application.
4.  You’ll see several items under Learning Content as well as several Assessments.  You need to read each Learning Content item and complete each Assessment.  To get credit for the pre-departure orientation, you must read ALL items under Learning Content and score 100% on ALL assessments.  (You can take each assessment as many times as necessary.) 
This process will take approximately 1 hour. If you have any questions about the online pre-departure orientation, feel free to email Lisa Brown at
 Please note that this announcement is for Spring Break and Spring (May Abroad) students only.  Other study abroad participants will have separate pre-departure orientations.

“Exploring Research Abroad Opportunities”
Sponsored by SOURCE and the Office of Education Abroad
March 21st in the Tomlinson Lobby, from 12:45 – 2:00pm
Feel free to bring your lunch along with your appetite for international research!

Fall and Year Long Study Abroad
Deadline to apply is March 1st!
Thinking about studying abroad? Consider a long-term program during the summer, fall semester, or academic year.   Study in China, Spain, Germany, Australia, South Africa... CWRU study abroad programs are available in more than 30 countries! All majors are eligible. The deadline for summer programs is April 1, and the deadline for the fall semester and academic year programs is March 1. Just come to the Office for International Affairs in Tomlinson 143 or email us at to set up an appointment with your study abroad advisor, and we’ll get you started on your journey abroad.  To explore all your options for study abroad, visit our website at and start your program search today.

One of Our Study Abroad Programs Made it to Buzzfeed!
Congrats to the MSASS, LGBT Program in The Netherlands! (And mad props to Case Western Reserve University's LGBT Center for the great services you provide to our campus!!)

Other Announcements and Events

The Department of Modern Languages is offering a May Term Study Abroad Course: French/World Literature: Paris Experience (FRCH308/WLIT308)
Trip Dates: 5/13/2014-6/2/2014
Deadline to apply is April 1st!

Paris is a tourist-friendly city, but there are fascinating neighborhoods of France's capital that many tourists don't get a chance to see. The focus of this course is to discover Paris’s ethnic neighborhoods through the literature and culture of its African, Arab, and Asian communities.   Students visit cultural centers and museums, but also meet with authors and community leaders, attend an African dance session, and observe a literacy program for France’s newly arrived immigrants.  Students also debate social issues with French students concerning immigration and French identity. Some course highlights: discuss African literature with the first woman writer of Cameroon, Thérèse Kuoh-Moukoury; and Arab culture with Evelyne Accad, one of the most renowned Arab scholars and novelists. Learn about African music and dance from Lucky Zebila, former Director of the National Ballet of the Congo. Discuss current issues with French students from three schools, including Lycée Louis-le-Grand, one of Paris’s premier schools founded in the 16th century. Find out how Malian immigrants have integrated in France through visiting a Malian neighborhood and sharing an African meal with residents in a local dining hall. Click here for more information.
In this issue:
  • Summer Study Abroad
  • Announcements and Events from OEA
  • Other Announcements and Events
  • Upcoming Application Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
February 26, 2014

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Upcoming application deadlines

Fall semester: March 1st

Academic year: March 1st

Summer: April 1st

Meet with a Study Abroad advisor

To make an appointment to meet a study abroad advisor, contact:
Upcoming Events

March 19
Study Abroad Information Table
Thwing Atrium

March 20
Study Abroad Information Table
Thwing Atrium

March 21
“Exploring Research Abroad Opportunities”
Sponsored by SOURCE and the Office of Education Abroad
Tomlinson Lobby
12:45pm – 2:00pm

March 28
Information Session: Financial Aid and Study Abroad
Tomlinson Hall
(1st Floor Conference Room)

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