November 22, 2018 Newsletter


All Majors

Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Invitation to Global Health Course
Majors are invited to enroll in MPHP 540 Operational Aspects of Global Health and Emergency Response. If you are interested in taking the course, see the syllabus and contact instructor Dr. Justin Yax,, directly.

CIC Career Fairs
January 8, 2019, New York City
Consider attending this organization’s career fair, which offers a broader array of employers than CWRU career fairs typically do.

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

Teach Abroad with CIEE
CIEE offers multiple programs to teach English in nine different countries. Applications have varying deadlines, check online.

Center for Strategic & International Studies Internships
Paid part-time and full-time internships are offered in the fall, spring, and summer. Applications for available internships are accepted on a rolling basis.

United Nations Foundation Internships
Applications for full-time and part-time internships are being accepted. Check online for the current open positions.

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.

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

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



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.



November 24, 5pm, Cinematheque
November 25, 8:25pm, Cinematheque

A French dress designer falls in love with his best friend’s fiancé. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Searching for Ingmar Bergman
November 24, 7:15pm, Cinematheque
November 26, 6:45pm, Cinematheque

This German documentary takes a look at the life of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Let The Corpses Tan
November 25, 6:30pm, Cinematheque
November 26, 8:45pm, Cinematheque

In this French film, thieves’ plans are ruined when a pair of cops discover their hideout. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Just How Powerful is Putin?
November 30, 12:30-1:30pm, KSL Dampeer Room
Join Professor Stephen Crowley, Chair of the Oberlin College Political Science Department, for a conversation on Putin’s power.

Spanish Conversation Hour
November 30, 12:45-2pm, Tinkham Veale University Center, Room 140
December 7, 12:45-2pm, Tinkham Veale University Center, Room 140
For all-level Spanish-speakers to practice and speak in a relaxed setting.

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 from October 29 to January 13, 2019, Cleveland Museum of Art
This exhibit showcases textiles and books designed by British artist and novelist William Morris.

Teach English in Poland
Students are invited to apply for this 3-week summer cultural exchange program. Applications are due February 1, 2019.


Latin America

Spanish Conversation Hour
November 30, 12:45-2pm, Tinkham Veale University Center, Room 140
December 7, 12:45-2pm, Tinkham Veale University Center, Room 140
For all-level Spanish-speakers to practice and speak in a relaxed setting.

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. Contact for more information.

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

Hummus Wars: Food, Identity and the Middle East Conflict
November 28, 7pm, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Ari Ariel, adjunct assistant professor at University of Iowa, will discuss food’s role in identity and conflict. Tickets are $10 for non-members. Register here.

Leaving Yemen and Becoming Israeli
November 29, 10-11:30am Landmark Centre Building
This lecture examines the strategies used by Yemeni Jews to remain connected with Yemen and resist assimilation in Israel. 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.