Office of Education Abroad Update, June 4, 2014: Issue 44

June 4, 2014: Issue 44

Congratulations to our External International Scholarship Winners!

We are proud to announce a number of External International Scholarship winners this year!

The Fullbright Program
Todd Norton will research probability in Germany, John Romey will study how street culture in Paris was adopted in theater, and Derek Schadel will teach English in Colombia.  The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and supported by cooperating foreign governments around the world.  To read more about these winners please visit
The Case Daily Article.

MEXT Scholarship
Conrad Moore has been selected as a MEXT Scholarship student to enroll in the MEM International Graduate Program.  The MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) scholarships are offered to international students who wish to study or do research at Japanese universities.  According to their website (, students must be graduates of a Japanese university or have the academic ability equal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate. Conrad had studied abroad at Tohoku University through GE3 in Spring 2012 and is a May degree candidate at CWRU for the BS in Engineering with a major in Computer Engineering and the BA with a major in Japanese Studies.

The Gilman Scholarship Program
Congratulations also to Anton Spencer, who was awarded a $2,500 Gilman scholarship toward his summer program at the American College of Thessaloniki in Greece and to Chanisara Netsuwan who received $4,500 toward her studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.   The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.  For more information on how to apply for the Gilman Scholarship, contact the Office of Education Abroad.  You could be the next Gilman recipient! 

CBCF Study Program in China
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Study Program in China is designed to provide young African Americans living and/or attending school in Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member districts with the opportunity to experience Chinese culture and learn Mandarin during a two-week visit to China.  CBCF is partnering with the 100K Strong Foundation (100K Strong) to help prepare scholars prior to the trip and promoting their role as ambassadors upon their return. The China-U.S. Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) will organize and administer the program in China in collaboration with CBCF. Typical activities include seminars on Chinese culture, history and language and on U.S.-China relations; field and site visits; interaction with local students; cultural workshops; and touring of cultural attractions.  Through this initiative, CBCF and its partners aim to promote African-American interest in career and study options involving U.S.-China relations, thereby expanding opportunities for African Americans in an era of increasing globalization. We are very proud of CWRU students Israel Hill and Evan Harris for being awarded this wonderful opportunity.

JASSO Scholarship
William Schwiemann won the Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) Scholarship award of 80,000 JPY per month his full year of study at Tohoku University.  Congratulations William!

Announcements and Events from The Office of Education Abroad

Spring 2015 applications being accepted!
If you didn’t have a chance to get a jump on your Spring Semester 2015 study abroad application before finals, you still have time!  You can apply for a Spring 2015 study abroad program by visiting  Search for the program you want and click Apply Now, and the software will walk you through the process.  If you’re unsure of which program or university is the best fit for you, you may want to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor!  Simply email to request an appointment in person, via Skype, or via phone.

The Spring 2015 application deadline is September 24, but some programs have earlier deadlines, so don’t wait too long to explore your options!  To explore all your options for study abroad, visit our website at and start your program search today.
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.

Winter Break Apps are Open
Earn 3 credits while studying in Costa Rica, Ecuador, or India.  CWRU offers three exciting opportunities for you to study abroad on a short-term program over your winter break.  Students will register for the Fall semester for the 3-credit class.  The courses will meet in the fall, prior to the trip over the break.  There will also be a class meeting early in the spring semester.  Courses count for Global and Cultural Diversity credit for students in Arts and Sciences and Humanities credit for students in Engineering.  These courses are open to all students. To explore all your options for study abroad, visit our website at and start your program search today.
In this issue:
  • Congratulations
  • Announcements and Events from OEA
  • Other Announcements and Events
  • Application Deadlines
June 4, 2014

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Application Deadlines

Winter Break: September 5th
Spring 2015: September 24th
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