Go Global! (10/7/13)

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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!

FEATURED

2013 Annual Go Abroad! Study & Work Abroad Fair TOMORROW!

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!

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Friday 10/11 @ 10:45AM1374294_526355677450491_1334801814_n

Do you want to visit one more unique place in Northern California? Let’s go and check out Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve! The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on our planet! These remarkable trees live to be 500-1,000 years old, grow to a diameter of 3.7- 5 meters, and stand from 60-75 meters tall. Some trees survive to over 2,000 years and tower above 107 meters! For more information join our Facebook Event!

Sonoma Serves 2013!!

Saturday 10/12 @ 8 AM581836_10151958036807009_1613507979_n

Let’s create a Volunteer Team and make an impact!!! WE ARE THE INTERNATIONAL SEAWOLVES JUMP (Join Us Making Progress). Sign up for our biggest event of the year, Sonoma Serves! Every year over 500 students join the community in a day of community service. Projects range from beach clean ups to rebuilding houses. The event begins with a simple check in process (where you receive a free t-shirt!) and kick off in the plaza right by the student center. Join the
Facebook Event to find out more information!

STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE

Study Abroad and NSE Information Meetings have 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!

Application Workshops Begin Next Week!

CSU IP Application Workshops will begin the week of October 14th and run through the middle of December. You must have attended the Information Meeting FIRST to be eligible to attend the Application Workshop. Advanced Sign-Up required. Please call (707) 664-2582 or stop by International Services to sign-up. In general workshops will be held Monday 4:00 – 5:00PM, Tuesday 3:00 – 4:00PM, Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00PM, and on certain Fridays at 12:00 – 1:00PM.

Scholarship Opportunity for Students Who Want to Study Abroad to 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: grants@amscan.org

Study Away Tabling Sign-ups!

Program Alumni, International Students, Visiting Exchange Students!1234089_10151925753467009_1417143448_n

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 and come into International Services to sign up!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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 julia.koch@sanfrancisco.goethe.org 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 wiva@sonoma.edu. 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!

IEEC Coffee and Culture Hour

Thursdays @ 12:00PM1146487_507526759333383_734068087_n

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.

IEEC Goes to Scandia!

Thursday 10/17 @ 5 PM1385780_526033400816052_1519188760_n

Come out and finish off your week with some fun mini-golf and games or rides with your fellow international students at Scandia in Rohnert Park! We will meet at the flagpole and carpool over to Scandia on October 17 at 5:00 p.m. (Drivers needed! If you’d like to volunteer to drive, let us know in the office or on the page when you click attending) At Scandia, you can participate in tons of fun events such as miniature golf, video games in the arcade, fun rides, and even BATTING PRACTICE with Marisa Thigpen herself! For more information join the Facebook Event!

IEEC Goes to Warriors vs. Trailblazers Game

Saturday, 11/23 from 5:00 – 11:00PM

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH!  Join IEEC on November 23 to go see the Bay Area’s own Golden State Warriors take on the Portland Trailblazers! Watch the Bay Area’s star point guard, Stephen Curry, in a showdown against Oakland’s own Damien Lillard. Bring your Warrior’s jerseys and enjoy one of the most exciting teams in basketball! Cost: $30 per person (these seats usually go for up to $50!) Also, more drivers are needed and drivers who transport students will receive gas money! Come down to International Services in Salazar 1070 (across from Seawolf Services) to sign-up and pay! Make sure you bring the full $30 with you when you sign-up. For more information join the Facebook event!

International Services
Salazar 1070
(707) 664 – 2582
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