September 12, 2019 Newsletter

All Majors

No Office Hours This Week
Professor McMann will not be having office hours this week due to a change in her teaching schedule.  Email her for an appointment if you would like to meet.

International Studies Career Workshop
October 12, 4-6pm, TVUC Student Organization Center
Mark your calendars to attend this workshop, where International Studies alumni speakers will share advice about summer internships, first jobs, and careers. Co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho, the international studies honor society chapter.

Summer 2020 National Security Agency Student Programs
Applications for more than 20 different internships are currently open for Summer 2020.

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program
Applications for cycle 1 are due on October 1, 2019

Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute
The curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics. Applications are due November 1, 2019.

Cultural Vistas Fellowship
Summer internship placements in Argentina, Germany, or Hong Kong. Applications are due November 15, 2019.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Summer 2020 applications open September 12, 2019.

Civic Engagement Scholars
Service can be completed with international-related organizations. Applications are due September 22.

Cleveland Jewish FilmFest
September 5-19
Films that reflect Jewish culture from around the world. Individual tickets are $8-12. Most films are at Cedar Lee Theatre, some at the Atlas Cinemas Shaker Square, the Cinematheque, and the Mandel JCC.

Dub Poetry and Decolonization
September 13, 3:15-4:15pm, Guilford Hall parlor
The lecture will examine postcolonial literary history and contemporary feminist examples in the Caribbean diaspora.

International Soundtrack
Enjoy Global Cleveland’s Spotify playlist of international music. Send song suggestions to

Blockchain’s Global Impact
September 17, 5-7pm, Hyland Software Inc.
This panel discussion will examine the impact of Blockchain’s technology throughout the industries from a local to global scale. Tickets are $25. Event is available via live webcast.


Asian Mid-Autumn Festival
September 13, 6-7pm, Center for International Affairs
Enjoy authentic Asian food, activities, and music.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test
December 1, Columbus, OH
The registration period is open until September 30, 2019.


The Death of Stalin
September 12, 6:30pm, Mather House 100
Watch the film The Death of Stalin with fellow students. Dinner, snacks, and beverages will be provided.

The Return of Martin Guerre
September 13, 7pm, Cinematheque
September 15, 3:45pm, Cinematheque
A French man returns to his family after years in the war, but his family doubts it’s actually him. Tickets are $8 for age 25 and under.

Those Who Remained
September 14, 9pm, Cinematheque
Two Holocaust survivors in post-WWII Budapest befriend one another. Tickets are $9 for age 25 and under.

Behind Enemy Lines
September 18, 6:30-8pm, Maltz Performing Arts Center
Marthe Cohn will give her first-hand account of being a Jewish spy in Nazi Germany. Tickets are free but required.

Latin America

Art Show Opening Reception
September 13, 4pm, Kelvin Smith Library
Reception includes music from Global Connections. Event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Carne Asada Dinner
September 13, 6pm, Stephanie Tubbs Jones Courtyard
Dinner with La Alianza. Event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

El Norte
September 15, 2pm, Cedar Lee Theatre
After their family is killed in a government massacre, two siblings flee Guatemala to the United States as undocumented immigrants. Tickets are $10.

Mexico’s Independence Day Celebration
September 15, 3-8pm, La Sagrada Familia Church
Celebrate with music, dancing, contests, and more.

Flamenco Dance Exhibit
September 19, 4pm, Kelvin Smith Library
Exhibit by Alice Bumenfeld. Event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Middle East

The Traveler
September 14, 6:30pm, Cinematheque
September 15, 8:15pm, Cinematheque
A young boy swindles his way to Tehran to see his favorite soccer team play. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.


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.