Important dates, events announced for education abroad opportunities

Within the next week, there are a number of important dates related to study abroad.

On Friday, Feb. 15, there will be an information session on The Cuba Experience (a three-credit May term course). The information session will be from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in Tomlinson Hall 135.

The course is interdisciplinary in approach and provides students with the tools they need to analyze and understand the complexities of modern Cuba. Students will have formal classes taught by their professor and talks and meetings with specialists on Cuban literature, art, architecture, history and other aspects of culture and society. In addition, they will attend lectures, participate in discussions, and take field trips that will expose them to many aspects of Cuban culture, such as art, architecture, music, dance, film, literature, artisan work, folklore, history and urban growth.

Travel will take place May 13-31, and the cost of $2,550 includes flights, housing, in-country transportation, insurance and some meals.  For more information, visit the Education Abroad website.

On Feb. 22, an information session will be held on The Department of Bioethics’ Summer II course: BETH 315/415: Global Health – India, Hyderabad. The information session will from from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in Tomlinson Hall 135.

This program offers students an in-depth study of disease in India by examining the historical, cultural, ethical, medical, religious and legal aspects that influence HIV/AIDS, leprosy and TB. It also delves into ethical dilemmas, gives a perspective on health care in India, and provides the opportunity to observe Indian culture by traveling Hyderabad. Go online to learn more about students’ experiences in India.

Travel will take place July 22-Aug. 3. The estimated program cost is $2,500, and financial aid often can be applied to cover program fees.

For more information about this program or any other international course offerings, contact Michelle L. Champoir-Burke at or 216.368.5377, or visit

The Feb. 15 deadline to register for Global Issues & Sustainability in India is approaching.

The three-credit Case School of Engineering and Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences collaboration is an interdisciplinary engineering and social work collaboration that includes a short-term cross-cultural immersion from May 21 to June 4. The course brings together a social work perspective to the understanding of technical project assessment, selection, planning and implementation in India. Many field sites will be visited in order to observe first-hand the community assessment and development of projects that engineers implement.

The program cost is $4,950, which includes international, domestic and in-country travel, accommodations, meals and cultural and historical site visits.

For more information, visit or contact Deborah Jacobson at

For those interested in visiting China, the Weatherhead School of Management will offer its short-term summer MGMT 315 program with Tongji University in Shanghai, with visits to Beijing and Xi’an.

Students will attend a series of lectures focused on business in China, tour Chinese companies and visit several Chinese museums and landmarks. The program is conducted entirely in English, but students will have the opportunity to learn a little Mandarin while abroad. Students must be in good academic standing to participate, but there are no prerequisites.

The course is open to all Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students. Program costs are $1,550, not including the cost of airfare or all meals. The program costs include hotel, airport transportation, local transportation, fees for professional and cultural visits, some meals and trip to Beijing and Xi’an (transportation, hotel and any prearranged activities/visits).  Because students register for the course as part of their spring load, there is no additional tuition expense associated with the class.

Those with questions or looking to sign up should contact Tiffany Welch at or 216.368-2058.