Office of Education Abroad Update, February 12,  2014: Issue 36

Case Western Reserve University

Office of Education Abroad Update
February 12, 2014: Issue 36

Fall and Year Long Study Abroad

Come this Friday to learn how YOU CAN 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. Join us for an Information Session on Friday, February 14th. 12:45PM to 1:30PM in the Tomlinson 1st floor conference room to learn more.  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. Join us on February 14th for an Information Session in the Tomlinson Hall (1st Floor Conference Room) 12:45pm-1:30pm.

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

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!

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.

New Student Activity Report Now Available!
 The Office of Planning and Institutional Research has released the 2012-13 Student Activity Report which provides information about students who were enrolled during summer and fall 2012. 
 Findings indicate that 97% of students were involved in at least one campus service, program, event, or student organization.  More specifically:
·         89 percent (n=3,888) used at least one campus service
·         88 percent (n=3,868) participated in at least one campus program or event
·         75 percent (n=3,272) were members of at least one student group
 Compared to their peers, students who participated in at least one campus service, program, event, or organization were significantly more likely to be retained or graduate.
 Read more: 2012-13 Student Activity Report
Global MBA Webinar on February 26th
Weatherhead School of Management's Global MBA Program cordially invites you to attend the Global MBA Webinar on Wednesday, February 26 from Noon - 1:00 PM.
 The Global MBA program is a unique three-country, two continent journey. Your experience is unlike any other at Weatherhead and in management education around the world. While in Cleveland, Jamshedpur, and Shanghai, you will have the opportunity to not only immerse yourself in the cultural and social settings, but learn new ways of business management through collaboration with fellow Global MBA students and industry leaders.
 Details and how to register for the webinar are below:
Date: Wednesday, Feb 26
Time: Noon - 1:00 PM
Location: A link and login information to the webinar will be provided upon registration
Register:   Click here!
In this issue:
  • Study Abroad
  • Announcements and Events from OEA
  • Other Announcements and Events
  • Upcoming Application Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
February 12, 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

February 14
Information Session: Fall and Academic Year Study Abroad
Tomlinson Hall
(1st Floor Conference Room)

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

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