International Affairs

The Mandel School has a deep, longstanding commitment to the international community.

In 1999, the Office of International Affairs was established to coordinate activities at the Mandel School for international students, visiting scholars, lectureships and colloquia. The Office of International Affairs at the Mandel School continues to serve as a focal point for internationalization and closely collaborates with the University’s Center for International Affairs in support of the internationalization initiatives set forth by Case Western Reserve University.

Headshot of Kim McFarlin, director of international affairs
Kimberly McFarlin is the Mandel School's director of international affairs

Visiting scholars, masters and PhD students from various countries join the Mandel School community each year and continue to make a difference as Change Agents in diverse communities throughout the world. When students cross borders to study, they contribute in significant ways toward the globalization of a university and, at the same time, enrich their own personal and professional development.

The office serves as a focal point for all international students, working closely with admissions and university personnel to coordinate services. It advises members of LINK, a Mandel School student group focused on building international connections. Special presentations and trainings also are featured throughout the year for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. The Offices of International Affairs and International Programs collaborate on activities throughout the year, including annual International Education Week.

Unique Experiences

The Office of International Affairs provides an individualized, supportive experience to each international student. This involves collaborating with the admissions office and assisting newly enrolled students. We strive to connect new international students, current Mandel School students and alumni from their own countries, where appropriate. Other supports include:

  • Special orientation activities for international students
  • Opportunities for social gatherings
  • Ongoing support, guidance, and mentorship

  • Spoken English and International Student Support Seminar

University Resources

Please contact Kim McFarlin to learn more.