Graduate students: Apply for the iPals program to connect with students across cultures

Graduate students can apply to participate in the iPals (International Partnerships and Learning) program to connect with fellow students from across cultures.

The iPals program is offered in partnership with the Center for International Affairs. By partnering domestic and international students, iPals aims to build cultural bridges, understanding and friendships, connect international students with American friends and culture, and connect domestic students with the world.

Participants’ languages and cultures reflect the diversity of CWRU’s campus. It’s an opportunity for all students to feel more connected.

Students meet with their “pal” during the fall kickoff event and are encouraged to meet up five times per semester for one year. Pals must be respectful of religious, political, sexual orientation and cultural differences, and in good academic standing on campus.

Students are expected to commit to all program requirements in order to ensure the program’s success. Students are both expected to reach out regularly to each other.

Program benefits include:

  • Free/discounted trips in Cleveland area;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Wellness activities;
  • Coordinated on-campus social events; and
  • Expanded networking opportunities.

The deadline to apply for this program is Sept. 25. The application is available online.