Go Global! Newsletter (11/11/13)

Go Global! Newsletter (11/11/13)

newsletter_logo_newWelcome 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!


International Education Week is Next Week!

Monday, Nov. 18th through Friday, Nov. 22nd

International Education Week (IEW) is a nationally celebrated event for all things international education! Next week is going to be packed with fun events, country panels, information meetings, and more! To stay up to date on all of these exciting events, join the Facebook event! You can also plan a special event for IEW! Are you in a club, organization, or just want to share your culture? You can put on an event too! (See below.)

Host an Event for International Education Week!

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!

Work, Intern, Volunteer Abroad (WIVA) Info Meeting Tomorrow!WIVApage

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 TOMORROW November 13th at 1:00 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!

Laser Tag with IEEC!laser tag

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!


Study Abroad and NSE Information Meetings are continuing! Join us!

174543_490135967704066_1312863704_nIP SEALAre 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!


goetheWork 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!


New WIVA Graduate Assistant in the Office!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 wiva@sonoma.edu. 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 18th, 3-4pm

Wednesday, November 13th, 1-2pm

Get your name on the list – wiva@sonoma.edu or call (707) 664-2582

Teaching Opportunity in Mexico for CSU IP Alumni!

Attention all CSU IP Mexico Alumni!!!! For the next academic period January-May 2014 Tec de Monterrey, Queretaro needs 2 English tutors for their English program! They opened this offer a few months ago and there is only a short time left to apply!! If you are interested, check out the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/157609711115622/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular for further information!

Volunteer Abroad in Africa!

oneheartsourceWant 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)

jetIf 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/


Visit us in International Services!

Visit us in International Services!

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 HourHalloween themed Coffee and Culture Hour last Thursday!

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.

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!

golden state

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