Office of Education Abroad Update, April 8, 2015: Issue 65

April 8, 2015: Issue 65

Winter Break Study Abroad Programs Are Open!

Winter Break study abroad programs are a unique way to learn, travel, and earn credit between fall and spring semesters. All programs are led by CWRU faculty so you earn CWRU credit while taking a fall semester course on campus that travels during the winter break. You can learn about the health care system in Costa Rica or community development in Ecuador, among other opportunities. Learn about our programs here.

Last year, 75 students studied abroad over Winter Break. Would you like to be one of them this year? There are several programs available! The deadline to apply is September 1st, so you should begin your search as soon as possible!

To learn about all study abroad programs, visit our
website or email us to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor!

Announcements and Events

Spring 2016 Semester Programs
CWRU has many spring semester study abroad options around the world. Visit our
website to see all spring semester study abroad options. The deadline for Spring 2016 is September 15, so make an appointment today!

The Games We Play--April 15
Join the Offices of Education Abroad and International Student Services in exploring culture and play through games played around the world on Wednesday, April 15th at 12:30 in Sears 464.

Turkish Cultural Celebration and Holiday--April 23
Explore Turkish culture, food, dance, and your study abroad options in Turkey with Turkish students and CWRU faculty. Join us to celebrate Turkey on a very special Turkish holiday: National Sovereignty and Children's Day. The event is from 5 – 8pm in the Tomlinson Lobby.

Featured Program

Spend Winter Break Studying in India

The Global Health and Social Development (SASS 575/375) course will focus on health and socio-economic issues of development in India. This trip will cover the visits to “financial capital” of India- Mumbai, “National capital”-Delhi, World’s seventh man made wonder-“Taj Mahal” and the historic “Pink City of Royals”- Jaipur.  In this program you will not only experience the challenges and opportunities of rising economy but will also learn from the rich historic and cultural heritage of India. Workshop in Asia’s largest democratic leadership development and training institute, experiencing the social development program in world’s largest slum, visit to the projects of 2014 Nobel Laureate for Peace Kailash Satyarthi on child labor and trafficking, learning from the world’s renowned “hole in wall” project, workshop at world’s largest mid-day meal program Akshay patra, visit to one of its kind Barefoot College, visit to Mumbai Stock exchange and the City of lord Krishna Vrindavan, along with experiencing natural beauty, an evening in village resort and elephant safari in historic royal fort are the few major highlights of this program.

This 3-credit experiential course is a health and social development collaboration, which includes a short-term cross-cultural immersion and explores the innovative approaches to a fast changing India. The purpose of the trip is to familiarize students with Indian social development and social policy issues in regards to multicultural aspects of healthcare, poverty alleviation, non-formal education, and application of information communication technologies in addressing social problems. The trip will include guided tours to neighborhoods, field-action project sites, health, social and educational institutions and government establishments. Daily lectures by practicing social workers, healthcare professionals, policy advocates, field workers, government officials and eminent Indian scholars and researchers will further enhance students’ understanding. 

Dr. Debby Jacobson for more information on this course. To learn about all winter break options, contact the Office of Education Abroad at or visit our website at

In this issue:
  • Winter Break Study Abroad Programs Are Open!
  • Announcements and Events
  • Application Deadlines
  • Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
  • Featured Program
April 8, 2015

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Application Deadlines

Winter Break Deadline: September 1

Spring Semester 2016 Deadline: September 15
Meet with a Study Abroad advisor

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

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