April 2021 Newsletter for Faculty and Staff

International Student Advisory Council to Improve Engagement & AdvocacyA group of students sit together around a table working on a project
   The Office of International Student Services (ISS) in the Center for International Affairs is creating an International Student Advisory Council (ISAC) to give the university’s international students a new, direct channel to share their thoughts, concerns and experiences.
   The goal of the ISAC is to improve support for and engagement with international students at Case Western Reserve University to enhance their experience and give them a stronger voice on campus.
   The council will include 10-12 undergraduate and graduate student representatives who will work on projects within ISS to hone their leadership skills and engage with the campus community to increase outreach and advocacy. Members will serve for a year-long term from July 2021 through June 2022. 
   In order for the ISAC to be truly representative of the international student body, ISS will select a minimum of one member per school (this includes a minimum of one member to represent the Health Education Campus) from the applicant pool and would like to have members from as many of the various nationalities on campus as possible.
   ISS encourages faculty and staff to nominate international students to serve on the inaugural ISAC. Nominations are due by the end of the day on Friday, May 7. Self-nominations from international students are also accepted (self nominees will be required to submit a recommendation from a Case Western Reserve student, staff or faculty member by May 14). For more information and to access the nomination form, visit the ISAC website

Support for the Asian Community
   The increasing frequency of violent attacks against Asian people in the United States, including members of the Case Western Reserve community, cannot be tolerated. The Center for International Affairs joins departments and offices across campus that have come together in support of the Asian community. We have released a joint statement to denounce these racist incidents and let our Asian students, faculty, staff and alumni know they are integral, valued members of our university family. You can read the joint statement here.
  May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in the U.S. and the Center is working with campus partners to plan events and opportunities for the Case Western Reserve community to celebrate, learn and offer support. Details will be included in the next newsletter.
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Watch the Global Citizen Awards Ceremony!
   Faculty and staff are invited to join the Center for International Affairs for a virtual ceremony announcing the winners of the 2021 Global Citizen Awards! The annual awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that champion internationalization at Case Western Reserve, enhance the international student experience, and exemplify the university's values of inclusion and diversity.
   The categories include awards for a faculty or staff member, students, a student organization and a campus office. 
   The Center for International Affairs hopes the campus community will watch and celebrate this year's winners on Thursday, April 22 at 3 pm. The ceremony will be shared on the Center for International Affairs’ Facebook page.
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Nominate a Student for the Nobel Week Dialogue Program
   Case Western Reserve students have the opportunity to participate in a prestigious, high-impact, interdisciplinary study abroad program this December. Education First College Study and The Forum on Education Abroad have partnered with the Nobel Prize Museum to create the Nobel Week Dialogue Scholarship Program, based on the belief that in order to change the world, you need to experience it.
   The 10 students selected for the program will travel to Stockholm Sweden from December 5-11. Applications are for the scholarship program are being accepted until May 5. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate Case Western Reserve students for this unique opportunity. Details can be found at the link below. 
Upcoming Events
Student Global Perspectives
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Talia Eshenbaugh is a theater and cognitive science major who studied abroad at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art during spring semester 2020. Unfortunately, her time in England was cut short as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. She shares what she learned from this unique experience, how her study abroad will help her reach her career goals and why she highly recommends other students study abroad. Read her Global Perspective here.

Research & Funding Opportunities

100,000 Strong in the Americas Grants

National Endowment for Democracy

Fulbright Scholar Program

German Academic Service Exchange

Fogarty International Center

Fulbright Program Peer Reviewers
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