Office of Education Abroad Update, March 12,  2014: Issue 38

Case Western Reserve University

Office of Education Abroad Update
March 12, 2014: Issue 38

CWRU Students Study Abroad Over Spring Break!

This year, during the CWRU spring break March 10-14, 2014, nearly 200 students are attending one of 14 different programs that are taking place in 10 different countries worldwide.   CWRU groups will explore The Netherlands, France, Greece, Poland, Nicaragua, Malawi, Jordan, Hungary, Czech Republic, Guatemala, United Kingdom, and Uganda.
Some programs are credit bearing (students earn 3 credits), some service learning.  All are wonderful opportunities to spend your break doing something different, enriching your life and your education

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

Participate in Our Focus Group
Are you willing to participate in a student focus group regarding the creation of a study abroad student organization?  If so, please use this website to give us your available time and contact info: Food will be provided to all participants!  Any questions, contact Liana at


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.

“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!)

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:
  • Spring Break Study Abroad
  • Announcements and Events from OEA
  • Other Announcements and Events
  • Upcoming Application Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
March 12, 2014

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Upcoming application deadlines

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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