May 9, 2019 Newsletter

Congratulations to our graduating seniors Sydney Anderson, Marta Baker, Kirsten Costedio, Maria DeRenzo, Viviane Finke, Amelia Harmon, Jiawei Hu, Jacqueline Kett, Catherine Kozuch, Dilara Küçük, Geneva Magsino, Abigail McCoy, Eliana Ondrejko, Garrett Ruderman, and Anna Sklenar, and our fall 2018 graduates, Sarah Adams and Darcy Martinez. Best of luck and stay in touch!


Geneva Magsino was recognized by the Center for International Affair’s Global Citizens Awards with the Spirit of Service Award and Nandita Kannapadi was the General Category and Overall Winner in the Study Abroad Photo Contest. Check out her winning photograph here!
Anna Koch won a Humanities@Work Scholarship to intern this summer at the National Film Archive in India.

New Majors

Welcome to those new to the major this year: Raphael Aleman, Autumn Balcerak, Olivia Battistoni, Zineb Benkirane, Jordan Deskins, Eyra Du, Okiemute Eyemaro, Jana Fisher, Mariam Gardezi, Nandita Kannapadi, Alana Khan, Tahrieq Koonce, Antonio Morin, Sofia Ouzidane, Lev Pearlman, Kasey Pukys, Nathan Ruhde, Julia Ver Voort, and Grace Zhang.


This is the last newsletter for spring semester.  The newsletter will resume with the start of fall semester.  Have an enjoyable summer!

All Majors

Redefining National Security
May 15, 5:30-7:15pm, The Union Club 
This program will explore how the U.S. can develop a national security strategy to address climate change, infectious disease, and cyber security. Student tickets are $5.

National Council Internship 
The National Council offers unpaid fall and spring semester internships at the Washington, DC office. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

UNICEF USA Internships
A limited number of unpaid internships are available in the New York City national headquarters and regional offices.

Refugees International Internships
Refugees International offers internships in their Washington, D.C. office. Fall semester internship applications are due August 15.

International Security Positions
Deadlines for international security positions beginning summer 2020 can be as early as this spring due to security clearance requirements.  If you are interested in such positions, begin to monitor and U.S. federal agency web sites regularly now.



Long Day’s Journey Into Night
May 14, 7pm, Capitol Theatre
A Chinese man returns to his hometown to search for a lost lover. Tickets are $9 for age 25 and under.

Cleveland Asian Festival
May 18-19, 11am-7pm, Asiatown
The Cleveland Asian Festival will have Asian cuisine, cultural performances, dance competitions, and more.

Shinto Art Exhibit
Through June 30, Cleveland Museum of Art
This exhibit features a collection of Japanese art. Student tickets are $8.


May 11, 7:15pm, Cinematheque
May 12, 8:20pm, Cinematheque
A German man fleeing the Nazi invasion of Paris assumes the identity of a dead writer. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
AICGS offers unpaid internships and seeks to promote German-American relations. Fall semester internship applications are due June 1.

Latin America

The Dialogue Internships
The Inter-American Dialogue offers a variety of internships. Fall semester applications are due by August 2.


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.