Center for International Affairs Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Center for International Affairs staff, which includes the offices of Global Strategy, International Student Services and Education Abroad, is currently working remotely until further notice in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

During this time, all staff members are continuing to provide support to Case Western Reserve University students and the campus community. 

    We have adapted many of our services to coincide with the university's transition to remote learning for Spring Semester 2020.  

    The best way to reach us is through email:

    International Travel Restrictions

    Case Western Reserve is currently restricting all international travel for faculty and staff. Faculty and staff who wish to submit an appeal to the restriction should fill out this form

    International Student Services Changes

    International Student Services (ISS) is now offering virtual advising hours only and appointments by Zoom or phone.

    Virtual advising is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 11 am to 3 pm. An ISS advisor will be available to answer international students' questions using the chat box here.

    Appointment requests should be emailed to and include a brief description of what the student would like to discuss. A staff member will respond by email to schedule the appointment and the student will have the option to meet via Zoom or phone. Please note: ISS generally requires 24 hours notice and does not schedule same-day appointments. This is so we can be best prepared to help.

    For more information about process changes impacting international students, please visit the International Student Services Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page.

    Education Abroad Changes

    Education Abroad is now offering appointments with study abroad advisors by Google Hangouts or Zoom.

    Students interested in speaking with an advisor can do so during virtual drop-in advising from 1 - 3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays or visit this page to schedule an appointment. 

    We encourage our students to use this time to start thinking about an education abroad opportunity, and speaking with an advisor is a great way to begin the journey! 

    Unfortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak has forced the university to cancel several of our study abroad programs out of concern for our students' health and well-being. 

    We have information about the cancelled programs and resources for those impacted by the cancellations on the Study Abroad Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page. 

    Case Western Reserve Updates

    University leadership continues to provide updates to the Case Western Reserve community about developments related to COVID-19. You can find more information and view all campus communications on the Health Updates COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) page.