Students at Case

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is located in 143 Tomlinson and open all year, Monday through Friday, except for university holidays.

ISS staff is available to students in-person and by phone only during Walk-In Hours.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you need to make an appointment, please either call the office, stop by in person, or email

For more information about Walk-in Hours visit the Information for Students quicklink.

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Promoting Intercultural Exchange at Case

Want to get involved on campus and learn what ISS is all about? We have dozens of programs and events that are designed to ease your transition at Case. Check out our ongoing programs and services!

We can assist you with:

  • Immigration
  • Academic help and objectives
  • Advice on housing, financial, and legal matters
  • Leadership resources and programs
  • Intercultural exchange

Read more about ISS and the services we provide.

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Asian Market - Free Shuttle!

Free Shuttle Service to the largest Asian Market in Ohio. For two days only 8/30 and 8/31, Park To Shop will offer a free shuttle service for CWRU students with REGISTRATION.

Asian Foods, Gift Items, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Chinese BBQ, Japanese Sushi, Fresh Seafood, Live Lobster & Fish, and Housewares. Located in Asia Shopping Plaza (Payne and E. 30th).

Registration REQUIRED for the free service. Register for your time below:

Saturday 8/30:


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Sunday 8/31:

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Undgrads - Emerging Leader Program!
  • Are you interested in making connections with other first year students? Do you want to develop leadership skills and self awareness that will help you be more successful working with teams and groups? Are you looking to gain confidence that will help you be a more successful CWRU student and stand out to future employers? The Emerging Leaders Program is a 10 week program for first year students who want to be more connected to students and staff on campus while learning more about themselves and how to work with others! Read more by visiting our website.

    Here is a testimonial from Linh Tran, an international student and class of 2014 graduate: The Emerging Leaders Program allowed me to connect with upperclass students and administrators who were so willing to sit down and have in-depth conversations with me about my passions. Without these individuals that I met through ELP, I wouldn't have made some of the most meaningful relationships that also inspired me to pursue my future career."

    Apply before the September 7 deadline! Questions, emal:

    Are you an upperclass student? Apply to serve as an ELP mentor before September 7!

Spoken English Seminar

This is a short course that aims at developing speaking skills. It is a five-week fee-based course that meets twice a week for a total of ten hours. This seminar is designed to graduate and professional students who speak English as a second language. Students will study several aspects of spoken English learning strategies to improve their speaking skills. The topics covered include pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, presentation and group discussion skills, vocabulary, and idioms. Although the course has strong emphasis on academic English, attention is also given to different registers of the language because of the diverse social settings the students need to respond to. Contact Beto Oliveira,, for more information.

Next sections:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4;30 to 5:30 p.m.

Each section will have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 students.

Lee Mun Wah Workshop and Dinner

Students are cordially invited to attend a special student dinner and interactive workshop with internationally renowned filmmaker and diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah. Please see attached more information about the event along with a TEDx Talk by Lee Mun Wah here.

If you would like to RSVP for the dinner and workshop, please email

We look forward to seeing you there!

Coffee and Conversation

Make friends, make cross-cultural connections, practice English!

No preparation is needed - students are invited to attend, chat and enjoy complimentary beverages and light snacks. Serving coffee, tea and hot cocoa.

Coffee hour starts on September 8 and will be from 4-5:40 on Mondays at the Interfaith Plaza (next to the Church of the Covenant on Euclid)

Sponsored by CWRU Student Organization, UPCaM (United Protestant Campus Ministries)

email for more information

Asian Women in Business Scholarship

Asian Women in Business (AWIB) is pleased to present their $2,500 annual scholarship for Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship. Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs.

To apply and for more information please click here.

The deadline to apply is October 1.

U.S. History for International Students

History 110: Introduction to U.S. History for International Students.

This is a BRAND NEW course that offers an introduction to U.S. History for international and other students who have not studied U.S. History in secondary school. The course will emphasize topics relevant to understanding how change over the past 250 years has shaped the diversity of the people, the development of the economy, the government and politics, and the international position of the U.S. as they exist today.

The course will take into account the likelihood that for most students English is a second (or third, or fourth) language. Readings will consist of a mix of short historical documents, quantitative analyses, and short statements interpreting by historians and social scientists interpreting key events; they will also examine historical and analytic maps, and other images.

Dhamakapella Try-Outs
Come audition for CWRU's South Asian Fusion A Cappella Group! Auditions will be held at Denison Music Hall for the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 28, 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, August 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

Please be prepared with 30 seconds of a song, English or Indian language.

All students of CWRU are invited to audition! For more information, visit the Dhamakapella booth at Saturday's Student Activities Fair, or message them on Facebook!

International Student Success Series

Case Western Reserve University helps to provide the tools for international student success on campus through a series of programs, workshops, meetings, and events. This series is an extension of orientation programming and is designed to help international students transition and better understand the social and academic culture at CWRU. Each part of the series is designed to enhance important life skills and incorporates knowledgeable trainers from across campus.

All events are free and some will require registration.

Sept 3: How to Make Friends in the US (UCS)

Are you trying to find new ways to meet friends on campus? Come learn some ideas and discuss the challenges of trying to make friends with US students and international students alike. Find out tips and tricks on how to forge a real relationship instead of a superficial friendship.

Sept 10: Resumes, CVs and Cover Letters (CC)

Resumes, CVs, and cover letters are often the first chance employers have of getting to review your strengths, experiences, and skills. This session will cover tips about writing these documents, especially for International Students. Questions encouraged.

Sept 17:Tips for Pronunciation and Fluency (ESS)

Help improve your language skills including the nuances of the English language. Learn to converse fluidly and easily and feel more comfortable speaking in class and social functions.

Sept 24: Social Media, Networking and Your Job Search (CC)

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites can provide employers with information about you. With this in mind, it is important to be mindful of content available for others to see. Join us to learn about appropriate use of social media, as it relates to job search. Suggestions about using the internet productively for networking will also be covered.

Cultural Calendar - Center for International Affairs

Do you want to be informed about what's going on around campus, but are not sure where to go? Check the Center for International Affairs Calendar to find out about international/global themed events occurring on campus and in the community! CWRU Cultural Club Fairs/Dinners, Faculty/Staff events, Important meetings, Networking Events, and Education Abroad are all at one spot!

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