International Partnerships and Learning


Due September 25, 2018

The iPals program partners current CWRU graduate students across cultures. By partnering domestic and international students, iPals aims to build cultural bridges, understanding and friendships. The program benefits everyone involved by connecting international students with American culture, and connecting domestic students with the world.


Current CWRU students meet their “pal” during the fall kickoff event and they are encouraged to get together five times per semester for one year. Pals must be respectful of religious, political, sexual orientation and cultural differences and be in good academic standing on campus.

Students are expected to commit to all program requirements in order to ensure the program's success. Each pal is expected to reach out regularly to the other. Being an iPal is beneficial but it also requires effort.

Additional Benefits

  • Free and discounted activities in the Cleveland area
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness activities
  • Coordinated on-campus social events
  • Expanded networking opportunities