Welcome to the official newsletter of SSU International Services, informing you about everything regarding CSU IP, National Student Exchange, International Opportunities, and International Education Exchange Council events!
GlobaLinks Study Abroad Info Meeting
Thursday, September 26th, 1:00 – 2:00PM
Are you interested in studying in another country? Come and learn about other opportunities to study abroad! GlobaLinks will be giving an Info Meeting in International Services from 1:00 – 2:00PM on Thursday! Join the Facebook Event! https://www.facebook.com/events/618919651464101/
Go to a Giant’s Game!
Thursday, September 26th, meet at the Flagpole @ ETA
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS TODAY!! (Tuesday!) IEEC is organizing a trip to watch a Giant’s game in San Francisco! Space is limited so be sure to sign up in International Services as soon as possible! Deadline to sign up is September 20th. We are also looking for drivers, so if you have a car and are willing to drive, be sure to let International Services staff know! For more information, join the Facebook event on the IEEC Facebook page.
Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients!
Application Due October 1st
Are you studying abroad in the spring? Are you a Pell Grant recipient? You may be eligible to receive a bunch of cash to study abroad through the Gilman Scholarship! The application is due online by October 1st so be sure to go to the website http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program and join our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/events/622587004439411/
You can study to Australia or South Africa NEXT SEMESTER!!
Application Deadline is September 30th!
Are you interested in studying abroad to Australia or South Africa next semester? You are in luck! The CSU International Programs (IP) has pushed back their deadline for these two amazing, usually super competitive, programs! If you are at all interested, come into International Services to make a meeting with Hope Emry Ortiz, the International & Exchange Programs Advisor as soon as possible!!
Study Away Tabling Sign-ups!
Program Alumni, International Students, Visiting Exchange Students!
Please stop by the office to sign-up for your ‘Good Karma’ shift! This event is for those of you who would like to volunteer to table for IEEC for a total of 4 hours (one hour per week) this Fall semester. While tabling, you will be promoting IEEC as well as our Study Abroad, NSE, and WIVA programs. To sign up, join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/168711689989007/ and come into International Services to sign up!
STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
Study Abroad and NSE Information Meetings has begun! Join us!
Are you interested in studying away? It’s never to early to start thinking about and preparing for education exchange! Picture yourself in France, Hawaii, Mexico, New York, or Japan! For information on how you can have the best experience of your life, come into International Services to sign up for an Information Meeting! You can also join our Facebook event for more information. Meetings will be every week on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00PM, Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00AM, and Thursdays 11:00AM – 12:00PM. See you soon!
2013 Annual Go Abroad! Study & Work Abroad Fair
Tuesday, October 8th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM in Salazar Quad
Are you graduating soon? Are you interested in studying, working, interning, volunteer, or teaching abroad? Then join us at the annual Sonoma State University Go Global! Study & Work Abroad Fair where there will be more than 25 vendors tabling about their different programs. Join our Facebook event to receive up-to-information! https://www.facebook.com/events/283925441745654/
Scholarship Opportunity for Students Who Want to Study in Scandinavia!
Deadline to apply is November 1st
The American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one academic year. Awards are made in all fields of study. Fellowship and grants for advanced study or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Applications and more info at: Website: www.amscan.org Phone: (212)779-3587 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work at the Goethe-Institute
The Goethe-Institute is looking to hire a German exchange student for their cross-cultural ambassador program! If you are interested in attending simply drop the institute an email at email@example.com or fill out the registration form on the webpage and they will contact you right away!! For additional information, check out the event page on Facebook!
WORK, INTERN, VOLUNTEER ABROAD (WIVA)
New WIVA Graduate Assistant in the Office!
Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering, or teaching abroad? International Services has hired someone to help you! Come in and visit the WIVA Grad Assistant to find out how you can get abroad. The opportunities are endless and there for you to take! You can make an appointment in International Services or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about her in our previous post https://sonomastateinternational.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/meet-the-new-international-services-staff/
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE COUNCIL (IEEC)
Join the International Education Exchange Council today! For just a $3 lifetime membership fee, you can get connected to the international and education exchange community on campus! Talk to students who studied abroad! Meet international students studying at Sonoma State! Get discounts on the awesome events that IEEC hosts every semester! Join the Facebook event! https://www.facebook.com/events/598298673554689/
IEEC Coffee and Culture Hour
Thursdays @ 12:00PM
Free coffee, tea, food, and good company! Come and join IEEC for weekly coffee and culture to meet the International, Domestic, and Exchange students! IEEC Coffee and Culture Hour is also a fun way to interact with students that have studied abroad or students that will go abroad and the NSE/International Students. For more information be sure to join the online Facebook event so you can receive updates and special announcements.
Thrift Shopping and Pie Time
Do you like finding amazing deals and eating delicious foods? Come join IEEC on a trip thriftshopping and gain an experience even Macklemore would enjoy! Let’s explore Petaluma, do some fun Thrift Shopping, and eat some yummy pie at the Petaluma Pie Company, (where they serve all kinds of delicious pies!!!) Enjoy a relaxing day in Petaluma; a town full of beautiful, random places! For more information take a look at our Facebook Event!
Lagunitas Brewing Co. Tour
Come join IEEC for a tour of the famous Lagunitas Brewing Company! Free brewery tour and afterwards we can stick around for dinner and hang out. Because this tour doesn’t come with the beer tasting, students who are not of age can come along! For more information take a look at our Facebook Event!