Center for International Affairs COVID-19 Updates

The Center for International Affairs staff, which includes the offices of Global Strategy, International Student Services (ISS) and Education Abroad, is now in the office every day, Monday - Friday.

We have made some changes to our services which are detailed below.

If you have any questions, you can reach us via email:

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) is now offering both in-person and virtual advising to students:

  • Virtual advising is available on-demand Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 11 am to 1 pm
  • In-person advising is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 3 pm 
    • Students who would like to be advised in person can come to the Center for International Affairs in Tomlinson Hall, Room 143. 

Appointment requests (for questions and issues that cannot be resolved in 10 or 15 minutes) 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.

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 ISS COVID-19 Updates page.

Education Abroad

Students can visit this page to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.

Students can also meet with an advisor during in-person drop-in hours every Tuesday and Friday in Tomlinson Hall, Room 143 from 12:45 - 2 pm or on Thursdays in Sears 409 (OMA) from 2 - 3:30 pm. 

We encourage our students to start planning early in order to get the most out of their education abroad experience and speaking with an advisor is a great way to begin the journey! 

While the COVID-19 outbreak forced the university to cancel several study abroad programs from 2020 - 2022, some study abroad programs are operating again after passing thorough and regular reviews. Case Western Reserve continues to place the utmost importance on students' health and well-being, and requires that study abroad students be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the booster. 

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

International Travel

You can find information about the university's international travel policy related to COVID-19 here.

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 Case Western Reserve COVID-19 page