September 24, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

International Studies Career Workshop
October 10, 4:00-6:00p.m., Virtual
Which classes should you take?  How do you find and secure a summer internship and first job?  How do you select a career path?  Should you attend graduate school?  Come hear International Studies alumni’s advice at this workshop. Co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho.

Addressing Illegal Drug Use
September 26, 2:30-4:00p.m., Nord 400 or Virtual
Interested in global health or international security? Attend this interactive workshop with CWRU Professor Lee Hoffer, Associate Professor of Anthropology and School of Medicine Professor of Psychiatry, in a discussion of illegal drug use. Register for his session here. See future workshop, too. Co-hosted by Sigma Iota Rho and the International Studies Program.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Summer 2020 applications are now available. Application deadline is November 17, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program
In-person and virtual programs are available and begin throughout the 2021 year. Applications are due October 1, 2020.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Juniors planning to attend graduate school for careers in public service are eligible to apply for this merit-based scholarship. The application deadline is November 15, 2020.

Boren Awards for International Study
Students interested in applying must be nominated by the university. Meet with Dean Amanda McCarthy by October 1 to review the application requirements.

SIR Journal Virtual Meet and Greet
October 7, 6:00p.m. EST, Virtual
Members of the CWRU chapter of Sigma Iota Rho are invited to learn more about involvement in the SIR Journal and make connections with members of other chapters. RSVP here by October 5.

Global Security Forum 2020
September 29 – October 2, 2020, Virtual
This four-day forum includes discussions facilitated by global security leaders. This year’s forum will be held virtually by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. Register in advance. Nearly all events are free.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Gather some friends and take a daytime walk through the Cleveland Cultural Gardens along MLK Drive. They represent more than 30 countries.


Princeton in Africa
Princeton in Africa introduces fellows to the field of development in Africa. 2021-2022 applications are due October 28, 2020.


Princeton in Asia
Princeton in Asia will be offering in-person, hybrid remote, and remote fellowships in this cycle. 2021-2022 applications are due November 9, 2020.

Asian Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
October 1, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Tomlinson Hall
The Center for International Affairs invites you to celebrate with giveaway items outside of Tomlinson Hall. Masks and social distancing measures are required.


American-Scandinavian Exchanges
Seniors are eligible to apply for educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Applications are due November 1, 2020.

Myth of a Colorblind France
Online screening begins September 25, Cinematheque
This nonfiction film explores race relations in France from the 20th century to now. Screening fees are $10.

Latin America

Princeton in Latin America
Princeton in Latin America is often the start of a career in development in Latin America. 2021-2022 applications are due November 12, 2020.

Children of Displacement Art Exhibition
September 28 – October 30, 2020, In-person or Virtual
Local artist Mark Krieger creates portraits of children and families in Honduran villages and at the US/Mexico border. RSVP is required for the virtual exhibit.

Flamenco Dance
October 2, 6:00-7:00p.m., Virtual
Join director of ABREPASO flamenco Alice Blumenfield for a workshop on the history and movements of flamenco dance. Register in advance.


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.