Case Western Reserve University will celebrate International Education Week from Monday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 13, with events students, faculty and staff can enjoy no matter where they are. This special week celebrates the benefits of international education and global exchange and the Center for International Affairs works with partners across campus to highlight international activities at CWRU to help stimulate cultural understanding and foster an inclusive worldview.
The Center for International Affairs will kick things off with a free #YouAreWelcomeHereCWRU face mask giveaway Monday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. outside Tomlinson Hall (or as long as supplies last). All members of the campus community are invited to stop by and pick up a mask to help spread CWRU’s message of welcome and ensure all members of the university community, particularly those from historically marginalized communities, feel valued and know they belong.
Students can explore the various opportunities available for them to expand their global perspective with the week-long Virtual Study Abroad Fair. Each day, there will be a themed Zoom call hosted by the Office of Education Abroad from 1 to 3 p.m. The fair offers students a chance to hear from peers who have already studied abroad, international representatives from study abroad programs, and CWRU’s faculty leaders to learn about the many study abroad options CWRU has to offer.
The center is partnering with the Sustained Dialogue Program for an event that will focus on how we can stand together with members of the campus community of Asian origin as America reckons with systemic racism and xenophobic attacks against Asians studying, working and living within our borders are increasing.
Students will have a chance to hear from CWRU alumni living abroad about how cross-cultural understanding and an appreciation for other cultures can help them succeed in their career in an event sponsored by the Alumni Association.
The LGBT Center will look at laws, travel, history and legacy during a program called “International ABCs of LGBT: Queer History.”