On September 8, 2018 Global Cleveland held the 2nd Annual InterCLE event, a grand welcome for international students and young professionals in the region. All in attendance had the opportunity to engage with community organizations and to network with fellow international students. This event was sponsored by WKYC Channel 3, Margaret W. Wong & Associates, Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, Knez Homes, and Buckeye Business Products.


For those who couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed:

Attendance: 200 plus students 

Nations represented: Ghana, Mexico, China, Nigeria, India, France, Somalia, Japan, India, Italy, Venezuela and more!

International Food Samples: Aladdin’s Eatery, Nate’s Dei, LiWah, Siam Cafe, Crust Pizza and Kan Zaman

Employers and Community Organizations: 18 including Cleveland Recruiting, Cleveland International Fund, The International Youth Leadership Foundation, Destination Cleveland, CAMEO, ICC-WIN, Mexicanos in Cleveland, Besides C Plus Compass, Margaret Wong & Associates, Ariel Ventures, Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Speakers:  Guest speaker Margaret W. Wong,  born in Hong Kong spoke about her journey to Cleveland and success becoming an award-winning practicing immigration lawyer. Attendees also heard from our panelists of international students, recent graduates and young professionals about “Why I Came to Cleveland and Why I Stayed.” Attendees participated in an interactive activity guided by Valdis Krebs “Connect on Your Similarities, Benefit From Your Differences”

To see pictures from the event visit:   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2131389260267580&type=1&l=705d22b4a3

If you would like to participate in 2019, there will be a College Council created early 2019 with representatives from the region to assist in planning. There will also be opportunities for sponsorships and information tables. Universities can hang their banners. Law firms, banks, insurance agencies and civic organizations can display and explain their services to bright young people from around the world. Contact [email protected]