November 15, 2018 Newsletter

All Majors

International Studies Capstone Presentations
November 29, 7-9pm, TVUC
Curious about INTL 399, the SAGES capstone?  Come hear from seniors about their foreign experiences and projects.

Courses with International Content
Please consult the attached list when scheduling for the spring semester.

Local Refugee Resettlement
November 16, 12-1pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Learn about refugee resettlement in Cleveland. Lunch provided. RSVP to

Health in a Changing Climate
November 16, 7-8pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Join a discussion of the current and future health risks from climate crises. Student tickets are $6.

Sigma Iota Rho Publication Opportunity
Submit original articles for the annual issue of the Journal of International Relations by January 31, 2019.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Contact Karin Wishner at (216) 781-4560 ext. 5010 or for internship opportunities.

Internship Opportunity
UST, an immigrant and refugee services organization, is currently seeking two interns. Interested students can apply here.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
This is an intensive language and cultural immersion program that allows students to pick one of 15 languages to study overseas. Applications are due November 27.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Graduating college seniors can apply for a $15,000 stipend to pursue a year of public service anywhere in the world. Application is due January 18, 2019.

Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program
Apply by January 21 for this 11-week paid internship with Cleveland-area nonprofit and public sector organizations, including some with an international focus.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
This six-week program offers students a greater understanding of careers in international affairs. Applications are due February 5, 2019.

Boren Scholarships
Scholarships for varying lengths of international study are available for students interested in national security. Applications are due February 7, 2019.

Rumi Forum Internships
Rumi Forum is offering unpaid, flexible internships this spring. Contact for more information.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Internships
Applications for Spring Internships are now being accepted.

Volunteer for MedWish International
MedWish repurposes discarded medical supplies to developing countries and relies on volunteers to sort supplies. Contact Caley Haehn with questions: or 216-692-1685.



Korean Consulate General Visit
November 15, 1:00-2:00pm Tomlinson Hall Lobby
Join Consul General Jong-Kook Lee, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago, to discuss U.S.-Korea relations and North Korean nuclear issues. RSVP to

JET Program
The JET Program offers post-graduate job opportunities in Japan. Numerous INTL alumni have participated in this program. Applications are due November 17.

Japanese Language Speech Contest
Showcase your Japanese language skills while competing for a scholarship and other prizes. Applications are due January 18, 2019 and the competition will take place in Dublin, OH on March 2, 2019.

Korea-America Student Conference
Students will have the opportunity to represent the U.S. in this academic and cultural exchange conference. The application deadline is December 31.



A Paris Education
November 15, 7pm, Cinematheque
This film follows a young man who moves to Paris to study cinema. Tickets are $8 for age 25 and under.

Le Trou
November 16, 9:05pm, Cinematheque
November 17, 5pm, Cinematheque

Four French inmates plan to break out of prison. Tickets are $8 for age 25 and under.

November 18, 4pm, Cinematheque
This Swedish film follows the drama of a divorced couple attempting to re-connect. Tickets are $9 for age 25 and under.

FU-BEST Internship
Students interested in doing an internship in Berlin can apply for an 8-week placement on a full-time basis. Apply online by December 1.

Teaching Assistant Program in France
Spend seven months teaching English to French students of all ages. The application deadline for the 2019-20 school year is January 15, 2019.

Designing an Earthly Paradise
Exhibit open until January 13, 2019, Cleveland Museum of Art
This exhibit showcases textiles and books designed by British artist and novelist William Morris.


Latin America

Latin American News Digest
Students interested in writing about Latin America are invited to apply Spring 2019 internships. Applications are due November 26.

Amigos International Summer  Program
Spend 4-8 weeks volunteering in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, or Panama. The summer 2018 application deadline is December 3.

Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding in Colombia
Students interest in conflict resolution are invited to apply for this 3-week summer program. Program and scholarship applications are due by December 12.

InterReligious Task Force on Central America
Internships are available at this Cleveland-based interfaith group that promotes peace and human rights in Central America and Colombia. Apply online.


Middle East

Israel’s Wars with Hamas: Lessons Learned from Asymmetric Wars
November 18, 7pm Landmark Centre Building
Join Dr. Yael Aronoff of James Madison University for a discussion on Israel’s wars with Hamas. Non-member cost is $10.


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.