Office of Education Abroad to hold several information sessions; important deadlines approaching

The Office of Education Abroad will hold a series of information sessions in an effort to inform students of the many study abroad opportunities available.

Winter Break Programs

An information session on winter break programs will be held Friday, April 26, from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in Tomlinson Hall’s first floor conference room. Students will learn about the different study abroad options available for winter break. Returnees from the 2012-2013 winter break programs in Costa Rica and Ecuador will share their experiences.

General Study Abroad Programs

The Office of Education Abroad will host a table in Nord Hall on Wednesday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., where representatives will be available to discuss available study abroad options.

A study abroad information session will be held Friday, May 3, for students interested in semester or yearlong study abroad opportunities. Former study abroad participants will be on hand to talk about their experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn who can study abroad, where students can study, how to apply, and ways to prepare. The session will run from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. in the Tomlinson Hall large conference room.

CWRU has partnered with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) to offer a full spring semester course in London. An information session about the program will be held Friday, May 3, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Tomlinson Hall (check in at the Center for International Affairs). RADA students spend a majority of their time actively practicing and learning the skills of the actor, the stage manager and the scenic artist. This is a CWRU “in” program, which means students can register directly through the university. Visit the website to learn more about the program.

Information for interested or registered students

Applications for winter break and spring break short-term study abroad are available online at

Students participating in May, spring II, summer, summer 1 or fall 2013 or academic year 2013-2014 study abroad programs must register on SIS and complete the pre-departure orientation by April 29.

In SIS, students in an exchange program must register for EXCH1. Those who are not in an exchange program must register for JRAB1.

The pre-departure orientation can be completed online by logging in, reading the Learning Content items and scoring 100 percent on all of the assessments. Upon completion, notify Erin Leonard by email at Those with any questions about this requirement should email Lisa Brown at