March 15, 2018 Newsletter

All Majors

Contact Your Mentor
Juniors and seniors, use some of your free time during spring break to contact your mentors for input on your future plans.

Postponed until Spring 2019
The International Studies Developing Your Professional Brand and Network Workshop has been postponed until Spring 2019 due to the continuing illness of the expert facilitator.

Office Hours
Director Kelly McMann will not hold office hours Tuesday (3/20) and Thursday (3/22) because of an INTL staff meeting and a special event. Please email Professor McMann if you’d like to set up an appointment.

Journalism Awards and Internship Grants
Apply for the Arnaud Gelb Journalism Awards and Internship Grants, featuring up to $2,000 in prize money and internship funding. Applications are due March 19.

Research Grant Opportunity
Phi Beta Kappa will be awarding grants of up to a few hundred dollars to assist College of Arts and Sciences students in their research. Applications are due April 16.

Study Abroad Scholarships
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Eirik Borve Fund for Foreign Language Instruction will award 40 $1,000 scholarships to undergraduates enrolled in CWRU courses abroad in the summer of 2018.

Post Baccalaureate Fellowship for Study Abroad
The Wright Plaisance fellowship in the amount of $20,000 will be awarded to a student planning to study at a European or South American university after graduation. Applications are due May 1.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to recent graduates for individual research projects or the English Teaching Assistant Program during one academic year in a foreign country.

Peace Corps On-Campus Internship
Campus ambassadors develop student outreach on campus to promote the Peace Corps. Students should plan to dedicate 3-5 hours per week from August 2018 to April 2019. Applications are due April 6.

CCWA Internships
The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is accepting Fall internship applications for a variety of positions.

Refugee Assistance Translation Opportunity 
Volunteer with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to translate and interpret at the Cleveland office.

International Conference on Conflict Resolution
May 22-25, CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Presentations will focus on innovations in the field of conflict resolution that are making broad impacts, including ininternational communities. Students can attend for $35/day but must register before March 15.

The Ethics of Hospitality and the Question of the Refugee
March 21, 5:00-7:00p.m., Dolan Science Center, John Carroll University
This forum will explore the journey of a refugee and the ethical implications of the surge in refugees.

Cleveland International Film Festival
April 4-15, Tower City Cinemas
Free student tickets are available through the Baker-Nord Center. Some of the films have an international focus.


Japan Study Abroad Scholarships
Applications are being accepted for The Bridging Project Scholarships, which help students with expenses while studying abroad in Japan. Applications are due April 11.

A Different PoV: Plea for Academic Rigor on North Korea
March 20, 11:30a.m.-12:45p.m., Crawford Hall A13
Hiram College Professor Merose Hwang will discuss alternative ways to better understand North Korea. RSVP to


Wild Strawberries
March 16, 9:20p.m., Cinematheque
March 17, 5:00p.m., Cinematheque
An aging Swedish professor reflects on his life while traveling to receive a lifetime achievement award. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

The Birth of Love
March 17, 7:00p.m., Cinematheque
This film follows two middle-aged French men who find themselves experiencing similar romantic problems. Age 25 and under tickets are $9.

The Banishment
March 18, 6:30p.m., Cinematheque
A Russian family on vacation in the countryside uncover a dark secret. Age 25 and under tickets are $8.

Latin America

Latin American News Digest
Summer 2018 internships are available for student writers and researchers to translate and condense articles from Latin American sources for weekly publications.

No Más Bebés
March 21, 6:00-8:00p.m., TVUC Ballroom A
This documentary follows Mexican immigrant mothers who were sterilized while giving birth at a Los Angeles hospital.

March 15, 8:45p.m., Cinematheque
March 16, 7:00p.m., Cinematheque
A young Brazilian bride crosses a line when she interacts with the slaves on her husband’s remote farm. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

Middle East and North Africa

The New Afghanistan Policy: 
March 15, 5:30-7:15p.m., The Union Club
Join former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ronald E. Neumann for a discussion on U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Student tickets are $5.

Tehran Taboo
March 15, 6:45p.m., Cinematheque
March 17, 8:55p.m., Cinematheque
This animated film depicts four young people from Tehran who try to break the taboos of a restrictive society. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

The International Studies Program does not endorse or sponsor the fellowships, internships, jobs, and other opportunities listed in the newsletter.  Students are encouraged to evaluate them.