August 27, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

Pandemic Summer: What Did Majors Do?
Read about International Studies majors’ summer experiences.

Tackling Societal Challenges
How is research on campus addressing pressing societal problems and how can you have an impact?  Attend one or more of these free fall workshops on obstacles to entrepreneurship, COVID-19, and illegal drugs.  Details forthcoming.  Co-hosted by Sigma Iota Rho and the International Studies Program.

International Studies Career Workshop
October 10, 4:00-6:00p.m., Virtual
Mark your calendars to attend this virtual workshop, where International Studies alumni speakers will share advice about summer internships, first jobs, and careers.  Co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho.

Advising Appointments
If you would like to meet with Professor McMann at the beginning of the semester, you can sign up for an appointment here.  Meetings will be either by Zoom or on campus outside and decided in advance.

No Standard Office Hours
Throughout the semester email Professor McMann for an appointment; she will not have standard office hours due to pandemic restrictions for her building.

Freedman Student Fellows Program
Apply for a fellowship to complete your own digital research project.  International topics are eligible. Application are due September 21.

Global Poverty, Gender, and Race
September 1, 12:00-1:00PM, Zoom Webinar
Join a discussion on global gender inequality led by Gayle Smith, head of the global anti-poverty organization ONE Campaign. Register in advance.

Foreign Threats and the 2020 Election
September 1, 7:30-8:30PM, Livestream
Join a discussion on foreign interference, cybersecurity, and the 2020 election led by Political Science Professor Girma Parris and German Marshall Fund scholars.

Summer 2021 National Security Agency Internships
Applications for dozens of Summer 2021 NSA programs are open now.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship
This fellowship leads to a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Deadline to apply is October 14, 2020.

Virtual Volunteering
Explore virtual volunteer opportunities through CCEL. Some opportunities have an international focus.

CWRU Students for Refugees
This new student club is forming to provide awareness and engagement around the experiences of refugees. The club is recruiting students interested in serving as virtual tutors to youth who are refugees during the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s remote start to the school year. Tutor recruitment will conclude at the end of August, and tutoring will begin in early September. If you are interested in serving as a virtual tutor or learning more about the club, complete this form.


Asian Lantern Festival
August 20-September 20, 6:30-10:30PM, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Drive or walk through Asian lantern displays and live performances. Advanced, online purchase of tickets are $20 each.

CCEL Serves
Apply to be a CCEL Serves Leader, which includes opportunities to tutor Mandarin Chinese to elementary youth. Register through CampusGroups for additional dates and sites.


Ghost Tropic
Online screening begins August 28, Cinematheque
Enjoy this fictional, dreamy odyssey of a woman in Brussels. Screening fees are $12.

Change of Life
Online screening begins August 28, Cinematheque
A young Portuguese soldier returns to home from conflict in Angola in this docudrama. Screening fees are $12.

Latin America

Online screening begins August 28, Cinematheque
The spirit of the Cuban people following decades of Spanish and American imperialism is captured in this award-winning documentary. Screening fees are $12

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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, follow all government and public health restrictions and advice when taking advantage of these opportunities. CDC information and resources appear here