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!
If you are interested in working, teaching, volunteering, or having an internship in another country, then you should come to the Information Meeting that is happening TODAY November 4th at 3:00 p.m. in International Services. For more information you can also check out our Facebook event. Want to go overseas next summer or when you graduate? Come learn more about Sonoma State’s Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad Program. Sign up now!
Be a Part of an International Services Film!
DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF AN EXCITING FILM WE ARE CREATING?!?! Come out for an interview about your experiences abroad or here at SSU! Whether you are an INTERNATIONAL, SSALI, NSE or CSU IP ALUMNI or APPLICANT your input and personal stories are of value! We want to know more about your story and share your experiences with the next generation of SSU graduates! Bring a friend! Come for 5 minutes or longer if you have time, just come and say hi! If you are interested in being interviewed, please come into International Services during the following times:
Monday 10:00AM – 1:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Friday 10:00AM – 3:00PM
IEEC Goes to Scandia! Deadline to Sign Up is This Week!
November 7th at 5:00PM
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 November 7 at 5:00 p.m. Drivers needed! 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! Please be sure to sign up and pay for this event BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 in Salazar 1070! We hope you come and join us for a fun evening to unwind after a long week of school! For more information on the event and prices, join our Facebook event!
Come enjoy the beautiful stars of Sonoma’s night sky! SSU’s Department of Physics & Astronomy welcomes YOU to their Public Viewing Nights at the SSU Observatory. IEEC will be visiting Nov. 8th. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing and bring a flashlight. The SSU Observatory is located at an outbuilding in the southeast corner of the campus within Seawolf Stadium. http://www.sonoma.edu/maps/. We will meet outside International Services at 6:30 and walk over together to the Observatory.Make sure to bring warm clothes, blankets, and something warm to drink! Sign up at International Services today! Join the Facebook event today!
Are you a member of a SSU Clubs, Organizations, or Academic Departments? We are excited for our biggest week of the year IEW (International Educational Week) It is a week full of fun events and we hope you can join us and participate as well. If your club or organization will like to participate by putting on an event during that week we would like you to fill out the 2013 IEW Event Proposal Form where you can provide us with information of your event. PROPOSAL FORM LINK. You can also find out more information on proposing an event on our Facebook page. What is International Education Week you ask? For that an other information, check out our IEW Facebook event page!
STUDY ABROAD & NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE
Study Abroad and NSE Information Meetings are continuing! 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 Have Begun!
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. For more information, feel free to join our Facebook event!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
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 email@example.com. Read more about her in our previous post and join the info meeting Facebook Event!
Come learn more about Sonoma State’s Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad Program. Info sessions for November are coming up! Sign up now!
Monday, November 4th, 3-4pm
Wednesday, November 6th, 1-2pm
Get your name on the list – firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 664-2582
November 5th, 11:00AM – 3:00PM
You know you have heard of it, and you know you want to do it! Find out how and get more information! Sean Michetti, Regional Representative, RPCV Bulgaria 2010-2012, San Francisco Regional Peace Corps Office will be here to speak to students interested in the Peace Corps! Live, learn, and work with a community overseas. RSVP and find out more information by joining our Facebook event!
11am-1pm Peace Corps Table in Salazar Quad
2-3pm Peace Corps Information Session (Salazar 1070)
Volunteer Abroad in Africa!
Want to get involved with a volunteer opportunity in Africa this summer? The nonprofit organization One Heart Source is accepting applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled for programs that are 4-weeks and 6-weeks long. Live abroad with a host family and teach in the local school of the village in which you’ll be living. It is a great way to accumulate international volunteer experience as well as participate in a cause that changes lives of little ones.
Find out more on their website at http://www.oneheartsource.org/
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
If you are interested in Teaching English overseas when you graduate, check out the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)! JET has been around for almost 30 years, is supported through the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is one of the most respected Teaching Programs around. Application deadline is November 26th! Find more information about JET on their website at http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXCHANGE COUNCIL (IEEC)
Join the International Education Exchange Council today! For just a $3 lifetime membership fee, you can get connected to the international and education exchange community on campus! Talk to students who studied abroad! Meet international students studying at Sonoma State! Get discounts on the awesome events that IEEC hosts every semester! Join the Facebook event!
Halloween themed Coffee and Culture Hour last Thursday!
Thursdays @ 12:00PM
Free coffee, tea, food, and good company! Come and join IEEC for weekly coffee and culture
to meet the International, Domestic, and Exchange students! IEEC Coffee and Culture Hour is also a fun way to interact with students that have studied abroad or students that will go abroad and the NSE/International Students. For more information be sure to join the online Facebook event so you can receive updates and special announcements.
Friday November 15 @ 7 PM
Come join IEEC play Laser Tag at Escape! 10$ for Escape Laser Tag t-shirt and two games! What is Laser Tag?… Laser tag is a team or individual sport or recreational activity where players attempt to score points by tagging targets, typically with a hand-held infrared-emitting targeting device. Infrared-sensitive targets are commonly worn by each player and are sometimes integrated within the arena in which the game is played. We will also be stopping at In n Out after we finish having a blast at Laser Tag! To RSVP and find out more information, check out our Facebook event!
IEEC Goes to Warriors vs. Trailblazers Game
Saturday, 11/23 from 5:00 – 11:00PM
NO MORE SPACE! On November 23 IEEC is going to see the Bay Area’s own Golden State Warriors take on the Portland Trailblazers! They will watch the Bay Area’s star point guard, Stephen Curry, in a showdown against Oakland’s own Damien Lillard. If you missed out on this event, before sure to watch out for future IEEC sporting and other events! For more information on the Warriors’ Game, join the Facebook event!
(707) 664 – 2582